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Social Worker - Young Adults Team

Job Reference: L52-A-21-0770

Cambridgeshire County Council
Scott House, 5 George Street, Huntingdon
£30,203 - £36,470

The Young Adults Team is developing an exciting new way of working which will see Social Workers and Adult Support Co-ordinators working in a highly supportive environment, being led by an increased number of Senior Social workers, alongside the Team Manager, who can share their wealth of experience and knowledge to support ongoing professional development for team members. The team continues to expand in response to demand and this enables workers to benefit from carefully managed caseloads which reflect their experience and skill set. There continues to be a raft of opportunities for joint working with a range of other departments and provider services, which means that no two days are ever the same. There is always something new to learn!

We currently have opportunities for full-time Social Workers in the Young Adult’s Team, for 37 hours a week. We have opportunities on a permanent basis and a 12 month fixed term contract (which can be offered as a Secondment).

The Young Adults Team is a countywide team based at Scott House Huntingdon. As well as offering a degree of remote working, the Young Adults Team are fortunate to have an office based in the incredible town of Huntingdon with easy access to local shops, restaurants and community facilities. The Young Adults Team support Adults 18-25yrs with a diagnosed learning disability who have an EHC Plan. We are looking for a dynamic, committed and passionate individual who is dedicated to improving the lives of young people, working alongside other professional colleagues to promote the principles of personalisation, encouraging independence, choice and opportunities for young people.

Knowledge and experience of working with people with a learning disability is desirable but not essential. Working knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act is important as well as direct experience in managing own caseload in previous roles.

Our benefits include a relocation package of up to £8,000, generous annual leave entitlement (28 days plus Bank Holidays) and flexible working opportunities. This role is also eligible for our generous retention payments. We offer a scalable retention payment to loyal social workers after the first full year of employment, this increases during the first three years of service. On completion of three continuous years you will receive a fixed sum for every year you remain in post thereafter.

We are a fun, friendly and supportive team who work together in a unique way to improve the lives of the young people we support.

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for the closing date to apply. Candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply, and the opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate, which may be before the closing date. So please don't hesitate, we want to speak to you now!

If you would like further information about this role please contact Jess for an informal chat on or call our hotline: 01223 699263. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the website, please call the Helpdesk on 0300 126 7777.

IMPORTANT: This role will require you to enter the premises of a CQC-registered care home as part of your employment. Regulations which come into force from 11th November will require employees over 18 who enter CQC-registered care homes in Englandto have completed a full course of authorised COVID-19 vaccine doses at least 2 weeks before 11thNovember, unless they have a medical exemption. As part of your pre-employment checks you will need to provide evidence of your vaccinations or medical exemption. Your employment will not commence until this evidence is received.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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