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Salary Range: £36,167 - £40,464 per annum (plus £3,000 Market Supplement)
Retention Bonus: £750 on appointment and a further £750 on your six-month anniversary in post
Work Location: Dame Mary Fagan House - Basingstoke
Hours per week: Up to 37 (applications are welcomed for flexible hours)
Contract Type: Permanent and Temporary (12 month) posts available
This advert is reviewed on a rolling basis, and we welcome applications as and when submitted.
Our Learning Disability Team is seeking a Senior Social Worker to model best practice, working independently and as a valued member of a highly committed team.
As a qualified and experienced Senior Social Worker, registered with Social Work England, you will work from our offices based in Basingstoke, as well as working remotely, supporting service users living in the north of Hampshire. We operate a hybrid-working policy, and you’ll have the flexibility to manage your own more complex caseload, to best meet the needs of the service user and business.
You’ll need to travel independently across the county to meet with individuals and their carers to assess needs, formulate outcomes and undertake reviews using a person-centred and strength-based approach.
Our priority is to protect the most vulnerable, whilst making a positive difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities. Working closely with our service users, their families and our partner agencies, we work proactively to encourage independent and safe living within the community and put the people of Hampshire at the heart of our decision-making.
We understand the demands and emotional challenges of the job and provide our teams with a safe and supportive working environment, offering regular supervision, mentoring and Continuous Professional Development opportunities.
Values Based Recruitment:
We recruit for attitudes and values in Adults’ Health and Care. We invite you to evidence how you demonstrate the 4 core values we hold in your application.
The 4 core values are:
Person Centred: Has a person centred and strengths-based approach that empowers service users and carers to live independent lives.
Resilience: Successfully manages change and develops and maintains their wellbeing and resilience.
Accountable: Takes responsibility for work, actions and development; and acknowledges individual and shared accountability.
Works Together: Builds supportive internal and external working relationships through positive communication and constructive feedback.
Social Worker Job Description and Person Specification
To find out more about the role, please view the Senior Social Worker Task List
To see what a career with us looks like please click here.
In return for your dedication to our service, we offer a commitment to your development and wellbeing, alongside a competitive benefits package.
Full COVID-19 vaccination status is no longer required as a condition of employment, but being fully vaccinated is strongly encouraged.
This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.
Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:
If you have any questions at all, or you’d like us to review your CV before making an application, we’re here to help. Just contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist.
Alternatively, if you’d like to discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail, please contact Marketa Synkova, Team Manager, on 07701 020641.
Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.