Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 18.5 per week
These are exciting time on the Isle of Wight within Adult Social Care, the whole service having supported a redesign that enhances strength-based practice, working with the community and our third sector partners.
We are seeking to recruit be an enthusiastic, motivated, and passionate individual, to join the Safeguarding Team as a Social Worker.
As a qualified Social Worker, you will hold relevant qualification, skills and experience to manage a variety and complex caseload and balance the needs of the person and service. Newly Qualified Social workers and individuals who are actively in the process of completing social work qualification will also be considered. You will have good communication and relationship building skills and fully recognise the importance of ensuring that the voice of those we are supporting is heard. You will share our ambitions, passion, and attitude to enable individuals to be protected and free from harm and abuse and live a fulfilling live where their wellbeing is promoted.
The role sits within our designated Adult Safeguarding team within the Local Authority Adult Social Care department. You will work as part of a team to triage and assess safeguarding concerns received to the Locality Authority and where required undertake relevant enquires in accordance with the S.42 threshold and safeguarding duties under the Care Act 2014. To fulfil this duty you will work alongside, individuals, their families and/or advocates and partner agencies to coordinate, gather and assess information relevant to the concerns. This will involve undertaking visits, attending safeguarding meetings, formulating assessments, completion of safety plans, and where require complete detailed reports for individuals and relevant organisations such as the Court of Protection. You will hold professional curiosity and be able to formulate evidence informed decisions and demonstrate this through the work you complete.
For in depth information about the role of a Social Worker in the Safeguarding Team, please click here.
You will benefit from a unique and enriching environment within an organisation that values strong leadership, a good work life balance, quality management and reflective supervision. You will join a dedicated and passionate team, who work as one; supporting each other to be the best they can be, providing reflection and openness to create an open learning environment whilst ensuring we maintain an effective and proportionate approach with working with individuals defined as adults at risk.
You will share our ambitions, passion, and attitude to ensure the people we serve live the best lives possible. You will be a critical thinker who has competence and confidence in your practice.
The successful candidate will have a social work qualification and be SWE registered. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of The Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Data Protection Act and evidence of ability to work to practice guidance/procedure. You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management. Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document.
Please visit the Adult Social Care career opportunities page which holds inspiring testimonies from team members, a guide to what the Island offers as well as personal development opportunities we offer.
For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Rachael Millmore at 01983 821000 ext. 5949
Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.
The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.
The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
The Isle of Wight Council is committed to supporting all newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) through the implementation of a robust post graduate competency framework referred to as the Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE). The ASYE is intended to be the first stage of the continuing professional development for Registered Social Workers, and the framework will be closely allied to the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). You will be therefore, be required to satisfactorily complete the ASYE programme within a 12-month period (or 18 months if part time).
If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.
We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.
This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
Closing Date: 14th April 2023