Social Worker (Level 2)

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent full time (37 hrs) Senior Social Worker post within the Adults Safeguarding Team. We are a designated team that works across the whole of the Wakefield District with Adults who are aged 18 and over, who have an appearance of need and may be subject to abuse or the risk of abuse occurring. In addition, due to their care and support needs they would be unable to protect themselves from this abuse. Our team solely carries out S42 enquiries and responds and develops safeguarding plans to meet the desired outcomes of service users and, or their representatives to improve their safety and well-being and manage risk.

We are a very supportive and friendly team with a wealth of experience.

Essential requirements:

  • Social Work degree (or equivalent) and registered with Social Work England.
  • Up-to-date professional expertise and experience in complex case management and have experience in Court work and legal challenge.
  • You will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and application of relevant legislation including the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Human Rights Act 1998
  • Hold a valid driving licence to drive on behalf of the Council.
  • Senior social workers also have the additional responsibility for undertaking some specialist role within the team, whether this be by supporting an ASYE, being a Practice Educator or by having the relevant qualifications to partake in the DoL’s rota.

About you 

We are looking for:

  • An experienced and skilled practitioner who can work confidently and work autonomously with a wide variety and complexity of cases.
  • A motivated, flexible and committed individual who wants to make a contribution and cares about a job well done.
  • A team player who adopts a strengths-based approach and is enthusiastic and passionate about making a difference.
  • To have an understanding and a strong commitment to the Making Safeguarding Personal Agenda which underpins all work with an adult at risk who may be subject to abuse or risk of it.

About the role

 As a Senior Social Worker within the team:

  • You will have specific responsibilities for dealing with more complex cases, including assessment, S42 Enquires and management of risk.
  • You will be able to demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations, assessing and managing higher levels of risk while promoting enablement and self-determination.
  • You will be able to work at a senior social worker level, supporting and supervising colleagues or students within the organisation.
  • You will develop strong professional relationships, promoting multi-agency working and achieving positive outcomes for individuals and carers. 

We can offer a commitment to training and career development, in addition to monthly supervision sessions, day to day management support and a generous annual leave entitlement. We have a flexible working policy in operation and staff are currently adapting to a hybrid working arrangement whereby the minimum we expect staff to attend the office is two-three days per week.

We are seeking practitioners who are skilled in strengths-based practice, take a positive approach to risk taking and who are confident in assessing need and supporting decision-making. 

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 Jake Harris.

Tel: 01924 307798


To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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This role expires 19/05/2024.
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