Social Worker – Adults Safeguarding

25 November 2022
£34,373 / year

Job Description

About the employer:

Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors. Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.

About the role:

We are looking for hardworking and enthusiastic candidates to join the City Safeguarding Team at Nottingham City Council.
The starting salary for a Level 3 Social Worker is £34,373 (Tier One) rising to £36,371 (Tier Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
We welcome applications from candidates at all stages of their Social Work career, and have a structured career development framework in place for all Social Workers:

  • Social Worker Level 1 – Newly qualified, eligible to commence the ASYE programme
  • Social Worker Level 2 – ASYE completed within the last 12 months, building experience and competency
  • Social Worker Level 3 – Experienced Social Worker with at least 12 months post-ASYE experience
  • Social Worker Level 4 – Advanced Social Worker, holding AMHP, BIA or Practice Educator status

Nottingham City Council Adult Social Care is a welcoming and supportive department, where Social Workers strive to achieve person centred outcomes, with a focus on choice, independence and control for the citizen. This is achieved via a strengths based approach for citizens from all parts of the community, and by developing and maintaining strong working partnerships with local health and voluntary organisations.
The department comprises various assessment and review focused teams, as well as specialised services and programmes / project teams that focus on re-engaging citizens with their community and encouraging creative support planning.
The City Safeguarding team are a crucial and fast paced team who work with adults and older people who are at risk and are experiencing adult abuse.  The team work within the Care Act to ensure that appropriate support and interventions are in place.   Making Safeguarding Personal is a key element in this role to ensure that the person’s outcomes are considered and this is balanced with risk.  Multi-agency working is also essential in supporting the vulnerable person in protection planning and minimising risk.
Nottingham City Council Adult Social Care offers a robust ASYE programme for newly qualified Social Workers, and other various development programmes for all Social Workers, such as AMHP qualifications and Practice Educator status.
All permanent Social Workers are given the opportunity to rotate into different areas of Adult Social Care, and take part in project work at a strategic level when available.

Employee benefits:

We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!