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Social Worker - Adults MH

Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Stonebridge Centre, Cardiff Street, Carlton Road, Nottingham, NG3 2FH 


Closing date:15 August 2022 at midnight 

Could this be the next step in your Social Work career?
We are looking for hardworking and enthusiastic candidates to join the Mental Health (South) Team at Nottingham City Council., and have both full time and part time positions available.
The starting salary for a Level 2 Social Worker is £30,095 (Tier One) rising to £31,895 (Tier Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
We welcome applications from candidates at all stages of their Social Work career, and have a structured career development framework in place for all Social Workers:
  • Social Worker Level 1 – Newly qualified, eligible to commence the ASYE programme
  • Social Worker Level 2 – ASYE completed within the last 12 months, building experience and competency
  • Social Worker Level 3 – Experienced Social Worker with at least 12 months post-ASYE experience
  • Social Worker Level 4 – Advanced Social Worker, holding AMHP, BIA or Practice Educator status
Full details of the career development framework can be found in the attachment at the bottom of the advert.
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. 
Nottingham is a diverse and vibrant city, and joining Adult Social Care could be the next step in your Social Work career…
Nottingham City Council Adult Social Care is a welcoming and supportive department, where Social Workers strive to achieve person centred outcomes, with a focus on choice, independence and control for the citizen. This is achieved via a strengths based approach for citizens from all parts of the community, and by developing and maintaining strong working partnerships with local health and voluntary organisations.
The department comprises various assessment and review focused teams, as well as specialised services and programmes / project teams that focus on re-engaging citizens with their community and encouraging creative support planning.
Mental Health Social Care Teams are specialist teams that commission and review a wide variety of packages of care for citizens who are in contact with secondary mental health services, with the aim of promoting independence and wellbeing.
In addition to undertaking initial assessments and submitting packages of care for approval, Social Workers regularly write reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals, undertake Mental Health Act Assessments (Approved Mental Health Professionals) and formally assess the capacity of citizens to make key decisions about different aspects of their life.
This team also provides a small specialist service for citizens who are struggling with severe drug and alcohol related problems.
Nottingham City Council Adult Social Care 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.
Essential Requirements
  1. Professional qualification in Social Work (Degree in Social work, Dip SW, CQSW, CSS etc.) and evidence of current Social Work England registration
  2. Comprehensive knowledge and application of legal, policy frameworks and research which inform and mandate Social Work practice
  3. Comprehensive workload management techniques including prioritisation, risk management and time management
  4. Evidence of a range of approaches to challenge discrimination and inequalities
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please email, quoting vacancy ref CA2205 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.
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