Social Worker

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£33,024.00 - £35,745.00, Grade 8, 37 hours, Permanent
Pinderfields Hospital Social Work Team, 20-22 Bar Lane, Wakefield, WF1 4AD
Job Type
Full Time

We work with Adult’s over 18 to facilitate a safe transfer of care from hospital and then follow them into the community to assess long-term care needs and maximise their independence.   You must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and working closely with our multi-disciplinary system partners. 

Your main responsibilities as a Level 1 Hospital Social Worker:

  • You will manage a varied caseload, which will include capacity assessments, best interest decision making, Care Act assessments, and being part of a duty rota.
  • You will deliver exceptional social care to the adults we are supporting and their carers and promote choice and control as much as possible.
  • The team is looking to appoint an individual who is enthusiastic to engage in adopting strengths based, person centred assessments.
  • You will engage in outcomes focused and preventative conversations which build on the strengths of people and their local networks.

Essential requirements as a Level 1 Hospital Social Worker include:

  • Degree in Social Work, or relevant Social Work qualifications recognised by the Central Council for Education & Training
  • Be registered as a Social Worker with Social Work England.

Wakefield Adult Social Care has implemented a Social Work Career Framework to support the professional development of its social work practitioners.  This enables Social Workers who have successfully completed the ASYE Programme to be considered for progression to the role of Experienced Social Worker (G9). 

If you’ve already completed the ASYE Programme with your current employer, this must be evidenced at recruitment.  Once you have consolidated your learning 2 years post ASYE Programme completion and demonstrated to us that you’re working at or significantly towards the level of an Experienced Social Worker as defined by the PCF, you are able to nominate yourself for progression with your managers endorsement.

If this position is your first paid employment as a social worker since qualifying (unless you are a Wakefield Council employee who has received funding to achieve your social work degree), you are entitled to claim a one of £1000 payment.  This will support you with any resources you need to buy to support you to complete the ASYE Programme.

What can I expect?

  • This is a full-Time post of 37 hours per week Monday-Friday and includes a Saturday 1 in 6 which is reflected in your pay and a subsequent day off.
  • 30 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Support and ongoing training
  • 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.

If you are interested and want to know more, please contact Lindsey Gaunt, 01924 543431

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 Leanne Swithenbank.

Tel: 07712476149


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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.

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This role expires 30/06/2024.
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