Social Work Jobs Social Worker - Younger Dementia Team

Working in Social Care is a challenging and rewarding job.  With your help people can remain independent for longer and have choice and control.  In Kirklees we aim to deliver high quality personalised services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Younger Dementia Team based at Folly Hall in Huddersfield.

Details
Location Kirklees
Hours per-week 37
Salary £26,999 - £32,878
Job description

The team provides a specialist service for people aged 18-64 who have a diagnosis of dementia or are suspected of suffering from a type of dementia.  The team was developed to provide a multi-agency approach to meet the needs of younger people with dementia, their carers and families.  We have a mix of mental health nurses and social care professionals with access to occupational therapy, dietetics and psychology.

At Folly Hall we are an agile workforce which means you will be provided with the necessary equipment to allow you to work from a base of your choice and from home as necessary. The team are very supportive and meet weekly to discuss any complex cases. This enables joint decision making and care-planning. You will need to be able to work autonomously as well as within a team and be able to assess risks for people with dementia.

We are committed to providing our social workers with exceptional levels of support, from a comprehensive induction through to continuous personal and professional development. We provide and encourage you to make the most of the high-quality opportunities we offer. We’re focused on your own personal and professional development; we’ll support you to enhance your skills and practice and be the best you can be. We have an established career structure in place to help you get where you want to be in your career.

You must hold a HCPC recognised Social Work Qualification and be registered with the SWE.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time.  It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car.

An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS) will be required for this job. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

To apply please follow the link to the Kirklees website and complete the online application form.