Senior Social Worker

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£40,221.00 - £43,421.00, Grade 10, 37 hours, Permanent
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Job Type
Full Time

As a Senior Social Worker:

  • You must know and apply relevant laws like the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • You'll handle complex cases, including assessments, care management, and risk management.
  • You'll excel in tough situations, managing risks while encouraging independence.
  • You'll support and supervise colleagues or students.
  • You'll build strong professional relationships to achieve good outcomes for individuals and their families.

Why Wakefield Council?

  • We are a leading Council for best practice and an employer of choice for individuals seeking a rewarding role and career.
  • We offer a flexible full-time working pattern of 37 hours per week.
  • 31 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Support and access to high-quality training offers to help progress your career to the next level.
  • We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our staff and we recognise that resilient Team need a good work/life balance as well as supportive leadership and support in the workplace.
  • Access to a range of employee support products.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.

Essential Requirements: 

  • Social Work Degree (or its equivalent).
  • Current registration with Social Work England
  • Evidence of successful completion of Skills for Care ASYE Programme or equivalent
  • ASYE Assessor (Internal Moderation Panel verified practice) and/or Practice Educator and/or Consolidation of Professional Practice (or equivalent) and/or Approved Mental Capacity Act Professional (AMCP) or Best Interest Assessor or equivalents, including evidence of active practice.
  • Knowledge and application of the Care Act 2014 and other relevant Health & Social Care legislation, Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers and specialist Capabilities Frameworks
  • Full Driving Licence including Category B.

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Paula Simpson.

Tel: 01977 723922


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Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

Fluency Duty

This post is subject to the Fluency Duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016. The post-holder is required to demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency under the duty as detailed within the job specification for the post. 


In accordance with the Council Probation Procedure this post is subject to a 6-month Probationary Period.


Having a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve helps us to achieve the best outcomes for all. We encourage applications from everyone and actively seek to ensure that everyone feels included in the workplace so that we can make the most of our differences.

About Wakefield Council

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This role expires 28/06/2024.
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