Social Worker in Community Adult Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/04/2024 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House, Peterborough
£36,648 to £40,221
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Closing date:
17 Apr
Further Information
The Adult Social Worker teams at Peterborough City Council supports all adults including those living with physical disabilities, older adults, people with sensory impairment or a learning disability.

The Adult Team’s work within the parameters of The Care Act 2014 eligibility, so when an adult is identified as needing additional care, housing or a supported living placement, they play a vital role in ensuring they can live a fulfilling life, within those eligible needs.

As part of these teams, you would also ensure the correct funding stream is in place for those within your care, using Continuing Healthcare Checklist protocols and signposting people to areas of natural support - with guidance from the Peterborough Information Network.

The team works on a hybrid basis and you will be in the office twice a week, but not just as a mandate and for the sake of being there; you will appreciate that opportunity to get together for peer-to-peer support, to discuss ideas and speak in person with other teams (all based at the one purpose-built central location, with views of the River Nene).

If you have a flexible working request, this can also be considered, for example early starts/finishes, 9-day fortnights and compressed hours - all of which can be discussed with your manager.

In terms of growth and job security, the team has recently created three new senior posts, two of which have already been hired. These serve as potential development opportunities should there be future team movement (when Social Workers leave the Adult team, it’s usually to go into senior or development roles).

The Team Managers Chris, Elaine, and Zara are friendly, knowledgeable and bring different complementary experiences in a variety of areas. They all joined the department in more junior level roles and have worked their way up through the department through promotion, so keen for their team to do the same.

As a Social Worker you could still take on board leadership elements such as running small projects or Peterborough offer the opportunity to qualify as Best Interest Assessor and, Practice Educator.

You will find our selection process quick and relatively pain free! After shortlisting, we will aim to get you in for an interview with two Team Managers and that will feature a scenario-based exercise. Then if all goes well, we will extend offers soon after.
The team has a full time role available and given it’s a city authority you won’t have to travel too far afield but need to have means of transport to be able to make appointments within the local area.

On the theme of travel, if you are relocating to Peterborough, we can offer a package of up to £8,000 to help you settle in the area and generous retention payments — we can give you more detail of how this works in practice, at interview stage.

Peterborough city council offer a whole host of benefits if you work for us including;
- Reimbursement of professional registration fees
- Being able to purchase Annual leave
- A policy enabling time off for volunteering
- A great car lease scheme
- 24/7 employee wellbeing support

If you are a qualified social worker and share our enthusiasm about the work we do and the positive change it has on lives, please click apply and we promise to respond quickly once shortlisting has completed.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire/Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.