Level 5
Community Health

Social Worker

Ref: 281| Posted: 6th Jan 2020

Are you an experienced social worker looking for a new challenge? Then you found it here. 

For this role, the essential requirements  are the following:

  • Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent.
  • Be registered with the HCPC 
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in line with PCF.
  • Relevant post-qualifying/vocational training courses.
  • Working and leading in a multi-agency team.
  • Able to demonstrate practice which supports the core principles of the College of Social Work and Families and Well-being Directorate.
  • Proven experience of working with carers.
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to the Service Area e.g.

Children and Families:

  • Children Act 1989, 2004
  • Children and families Act 2014
  • Leaving care Act 2000
  • Carers (Recognition of Services) Act 1995
  • Children and Adoption Act 2002, 2006


  • Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and/or the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA)
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Care Act 2014
  • Safeguarding
  • Able to demonstrate experience across a range of statutory work including assessment, planning, safeguarding and court work.
  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection requirements.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable individuals and families.
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing with a range of people including families and professionals.
  • Able to demonstrate organisational skills.
  • Awareness of current practice issues and challenges facing Social Workers
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Able to work with individuals, families, carers/carer groups, irrespective of their circumstances and background.
  • Must be willing to move across teams according to the needs of the service.
  • An understanding of and an ability to deliver excellent customer service and to work in partnership with individuals, families, carers/carer groups, colleagues in the council and partner agencies.
  • Sound assessment and interviewing skills.      
  • Experience of arranging support plans and/or packages of care.
  • Demonstrate appropriate IT skills e.g. use of Microsoft Office etc
  • Experience of working with partner agencies in a professional capacity.
  • Demonstrate appropriate IT skills e.g. use of Microsoft Office etc
  • Required to undertake the practice educator award


Desirable Criteria

Experience of working with carers and families.

Experience of working in a Local Authority setting.

Experience of working with a range of families with different issues and needs,


Department of Adult Social Services

Able to work five out of seven days a week on a rota basis.  This includes weekends and unsocial hours.

Children’s and Young Peoples Department

Required to work outside office hours when necessary.

Able to travel within or outside the Borough.

Exercise emotional intelligence and demonstrate a developing emotional resilience in relation to their job role.



If you read this far and and believe that you are suitable for the role, then let me know if you are the person I am looking for and click on the APPLY button or send your CV at jobs@care4healthuk.com or phone Simone at 01905 642500.