Social Worker

Excellent employee benefits and great training

Social Worker, Adults and Children. Based here in Swindon, you will be working at Swindon Borough Council, where you will support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services, better processes, and a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

Your key responsibilities will be to uphold standards of practice for social workers as defined by the Health and Care Professions Council and in accordance with the BASW Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Workers. not pre-judge, the issues that may develop.

As a Social Worker in Swindon, you will need to provide statutory support to adults and families/children with care and support needs and their carers/families, which includes information and advice, assessment, support planning, and safeguarding. Comply with legal frameworks for social care in line with personalization principles, which aim to put individuals, families, and communities at the heart of care and wellbeing; and in doing so strengthen relationships between members of that community and build social capital. Ensure that Council corporate and service policies and procedures are followed at all times. To ensure that support plan reviews are carried out in a timely and person-centred way, as required and identified by departmental targets.

To ensure agreed outcomes have been met. To evidence the need for continuing support at all times, in accordance with eligibility criteria, and to work with individuals and care providers to identify promotion of increased independence. To contribute proactively to the effective working of the team with a positive attitude, by sharing knowledge, offering advice and support, and by a preparedness to be involved in the development of services. Carry out supervisions monthly with allocated staff in line with the Post Qualifying Standards for Social Work Supervisors.

Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and will be required to provide evidence of, or commitment to, complete the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of strengths-based social work with adults and/or children, including the safeguarding of adults and children. Knowledge and understanding of health & social care and other relevant legislation and wider policy context. Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with people in a variety of ways and levels. Ability to utilize a range of Microsoft and electronic social care record software.  A self-starter, well-organized person who is passionate about the delivery of high-quality person-centric services.

Qualifications, Qualified Social Worker, Degree in the relevant profession. HCPC registered. Maybe part-qualified of a higher level relevant professional qualification, license/certificate/qualification required for the role. Have good IT skills, able to use Word, Excel, E-mail, and relevant Care Management Data Bases, be able to access information digitally, and promote the use of self-help via digital platforms.

Other Key Features of the role (working environment / emotional / conditions i.e. regular outside work, unpleasant or hazardous conditions, practical demands such as standing, carrying or working in constrained positions, potential verbal abuse and aggression from people, or risk of injury). Swindon Borough Council has teams in various locations across the town, you could be asked to work from a different team if the business required you to do so.

In return, you will receive an attractive annual salary and enhanced employee benefits package, unrivaled training, and support to help make a difference in the lives of Adults and Families/Children here in Swindon.


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