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Adult Social Care Social Worker

Social Care

Adult Services

Blackpool Council

Contract Type: Temporary (Maternity Cover)

Contract Hours: 37 per week

Salary: Grade H1 / H2 SCP 27 - 35 £35,745 - £43,421 per annum

Closing Date: 22nd May 2024 at 23:59pm

This advert is open to both internal and external applicants however, internal applicants will be considered for this role prior to external candidates.

Internal employees - This role is only being offered as a secondment opportunity. If you wish to apply for this role on a secondment basis, you must seek your manager’s agreement before formally applying

Qualified Social Worker Adults

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced social worker to join our community social work team to cover maternity leave for 12 months. Your role will involve working with adults to identify and understand their support requirements and to meet these in a way that both maximises independence and helps prevent future need. Using person centred approaches this includes working with community and voluntary groups as well as utilising reablement and commissioned services.

You will need to be confident and experienced in all Legislative Frameworks associated with Adult Social Care, linked to your social work practice. You will be able to work autonomously and bring with you excellent problem solving and decision making skills. Be confident in all areas of communication and have proven negotiation skills. We would value application from those who are keen to support and strengthen our community. In turn through training and support we will offer you help in developing your social work role ensuring you have protected CPD time and offering access to regular formal and informal supervision and diverse training packages.

You will need to be passionate about supporting our community in Blackpool, be committed to your role as a social worker and keen to grow and develop in line with SWE protocols. In turn we can offer you access to a visible management team who will collectively offer an Induction to support your transition into a new role.

Blackpool Council offer
• A competitive salary offer for successful candidates who are recruited from the same or similar role may be eligible for a salary match within the above salary banding.
• A hybrid and flexible working approach
• Regular support via professional supervision
• Practice development support and opportunities for your CPD
• Social Work England registration fee is paid
• Relocation support up to £8,000
• 26 days’ annual leave (rising to 28 after 5 yrs and 32 days after 10 yrs) and the option to buy an additional 5 days on top of that, via a salary sacrifice scheme.
• Blackpool Council Staff benefit scheme: Social Work Benefits and Diversity
• Employee Assistance Programme, to support you through challenging times e.g. with free counselling, financial or legal advice

If you feel you have these attributes then we would like to hear from you. 

Click here to view the Job Description.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory reference history of at least two years, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of Right to Work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and amendments to the exemptions order, which mean that certain offences are ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed, guidance on the "filtering" of offences can be found at New filtering rules for DBS certificates (from 28 November 2020 onwards) - GOV.UK (

For further information on the health and wellbeing support on offer during your employment, please see here.

Have you got what it takes to ride the Roller Coaster ride of Social Work in Blackpool? for further information on the career path and development opportunities available at Blackpool please see here.

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application deadline

11 59 pm

22nd May 2024

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