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Social Worker - Whole Life Disability

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£28,785 - Pro-Rata 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Clifton Cornerstone, Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8EW 


Closing date:19 October 2020 at midnight 

We have various permanent and fixed term opportunities for qualified Social Workers across the Whole Life Disability Service, which covers both Children and Adults’ services.
  • 1 x full time Adults Social Worker in WLD North (permanent)
  • 1 x full time Adults Social Worker in WLD South (temporary)
  • 1 x part time Children’s Social Worker in WLD South (permanent)
The starting salary is £28,785 (Level One) rising to £30,507 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
This role is also open to NQSWs, who will start the role on a salary of £25,295.
More experienced Social Workers could earn up to £32,878 depending on PQ accreditation.
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference. We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
Nottingham City Council are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview. 
Team Information

The Whole Life Disability Programme supports citizens with physical and learning disabilities from childhood right through to adulthood to ensure a smooth transition between services. The team works closely with Health colleagues to commission and support citizens in a range of services including community support, residential and hospital settings.
Children’s Social Workers work citywide across Nottingham, to provide support to children and young people (and their families) who are identified with a disability. They carry out assessments and reviews and then implement care and support according to their assessed needs and in line with current legislation. Children’s Social Workers can also deal with Safeguarding concerns and work closely with other practitioners and teams on Child Protection plans where necessary.
Adult Social Workers continue to provide this support, as citizens transition into adulthood and may require more long term support plans to be put in place. They will maintain professional relationships and support networks in place, as well as liaising with the Safeguarding team as and when appropriate.
All Social Workers
Nottingham City Council offers a robust ASYE programme for newly qualified Social Workers, and other various development programmes for all Social Workers, such as AMHP qualifications and Practice Educator status.
All permanent Social Workers are given the opportunity to rotate into different areas of Adult Social Care, and take part in project work at a strategic level when available.
How to Apply:
Please ensure your personal statement addresses the points in the Person Specification, and make sure this is relevant to the team / role you are interested in (please state whether you are interested in Children or Adults’ work)
Essential Requirements
  1. CQSW / CSS / Dip SW, Degree Qualification and Social Work England Registration;
  2. Knowledge and experience of relevant social care legislation and Government guidance;
  3. Commitment to person-centred practice, as well as knowledge of and commitment to self-directed support (Adults) or commitment to child centred practice (Children’s);
  4. Experience of carrying a full caseload and undertaking assessments of need with minimal supervision (L2 and L3)
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please email asc.vacancies@nottinghamcity.gov.uk, quoting vacancy ref CA1440 in the subject line.
Useful Information for Applicants
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list check.
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk