Social Work Jobs Social worker / Social care manager with CHC specialism role

The City of York Council are looking to recruit a qualified Social Worker. Are you someone who has Adult Social Work experience and wishes to work as part of a large Community team? You will also form part of a specialist team of local authority Continuing healthcare (CHC) specialist workers.

Location York
Hours per-week 18.5
Salary Grade 9 Level 1- 4 (£ 31,887 - £ 36,380 per annum) reduced pro rata
Job description

You will work alongside our CHC health colleagues and support other staff in our adult social care department to understand and complete CHC checklists and Decision Support Tools (DST’s) with a view to establishing Continuing Healthcare eligibility for those customers with complex health needs – aged 18 to older age. You will also work with customers who may be joint funded by City of York Council (CYC) and health, and who require regular social work input due to their unpredictable, complex, or intensive support needs.


This role will require you to work alongside customers, families, carers, and their communities, to support them to make informed decisions, enable them to clarify and express their needs, and look at available options to meet these. You will evidence your commitment to strengths-based practice and to the promotion of community assets and you will have the ability to identify and make best use of external partners within the community, voluntary and health sectors as part of your support planning.

As part of the CHC role you will be aspirational, with strong organisational abilities, sound decision-making skills, and the ability to manage pressure and competing demands. You will also need to be skilled at communicating and reasoning, as you may be required to provide professional challenge based on your knowledge of the Care Act and the Statutory requirements of the Local Authority and the guidance in The National Framework for NHS Continuing healthcare.

Do you have an excellent understanding and ability to apply The Mental Capacity Act, The Care Act, and The Mental Health Act and have experience of chairing meetings and undertaking Best Interest decisions? If so we want to hear from you.



As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C2: Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.


City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


At the moment due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of our staff are working remotely from home but a return to a combination of working remotely and physically from the Council’s offices is anticipated in the near future.


As a new starter, your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team. Your working arrangements will vary according to your service and role, and the current Government guidance. For many roles, there will be more opportunities in the future for remote and hybrid working. However, this comes with the expectation that, as workplaces open up, there is likely to be an ongoing and occasional requirement to attend the workplace.


The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Rachel Thistlewood, Service Manager , or on 01904 553873


Closing date:  Monday 23 May 2022 at 12 midnight


Interview date:  Week commencing Monday 13 June 2022