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Social Worker - Amersham

  • Location: Chiltern & South Bucks
  • Ref: FS08448
  • Closing date: 18th November 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £30,062 - £33,368

Overview

We focus on person centred practice to enable people to stay safe; make choices about how they live their lives; and help them get the care and support they need.

Adult Care Management Team Chiltern is based in a beautiful market town of Amersham with excellent transport links including London underground.

If you are an enthusiastic person with good analytical skills who is able to embrace changes please apply to work within this amazing forward thinking team .

 

About Us

Bucks County Council is at the heart of the community delivering essential services seven days a week, all year round to over half million plus residents, businesses and visitors. Touching the lives of everyone, the Council provides over 100 services from childcare to countryside parks, schools to social care and from roads to the registry office. From over 500 different locations, more than 10,000 employees work hard to meet the challenge of delivering outstanding service across a portfolio of services.

Buckinghamshire County Council is entering one of the most exciting periods of change in its history. We’re looking to become a more agile, commercial and digitally-focussed organisation. The aim? Benefit our residents and shape our county for the future. With substantial investment in place, we now need people who are determined to make this transformation happen. In return, we offer some of the best benefits around. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.

About the role

 

This a dynamic team working with clients with physical disabilities as well as older people. We complete assessments and reviews of care plans and develop long term care and support plans. 

This is a perfect environment to really foster your social work and analytical skills as we are typically involved with service users requiring longer term support. The nature of work is very diverse so you will never be bored, it also enables our Social Workers to be able to find the areas of practice which are of interest to you. We work in a strengths based framework meaning that we explore and incorporate clients’ networks of support in their assessment and support planning.

We are committed to supporting staff development through provision of appropriate training and postgraduate qualifications for qualifying staff members. 

We are going through exciting transformation aimed at simplifying paperwork in order to empower our staff to utilize their social work skills. If you are an enthusiastic person with good analytical skills who is able to embrace changes come and work with our amazing team!

 

 

Please see the job description for further information.

About you

You will hold a recognised health and/or social care qualification with 2 years plus post qualifying experience. A car user and registration with the HCPC/NMC is essential for this post. 

Experience and knowledge required;

 Familiar with legislation for adults and be able to apply it to practice

  • You will be proactive in developing your knowledge and skills and sharing them
  • Recent experience in a health or social care setting
  • Excellent assessment, report writing and organisational skills
  • Work in partnership with people with diverse needs, both service users and carers; and colleagues and providers
  • You will be caring and collaborative; motivated and reliable; flexible and resilient
  • Have the ability to organise your own time and be able to work to deadlines

Our Values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach. Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.

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