Do you believe that putting holistic, relationship-based practice at the centre of your work enables consistent and quality support to citizens so that they can lead independent and fulfilled lives? Brighton & Hove has a unique demographic which makes it a challenging yet very rewarding place to work. Working closely with our partner agencies, we continue to be at the forefront of making a positive difference in challenging times.
But we can’t realise our ambition to become a centre of excellence and best practice without dedicated and motivated social workers and strong, creative leaders. If this sounds like you we have two opportunities for social workers to join an exciting new initiative in our Changing Futures Project. The roles are for an initial fixed term until 31/03/2024.
About the role
The Changing Futures project is at the forefront of innovative, person-centred, multi-disciplinary working, striving to provide a pioneering multi-disciplinary assessment and support service. The team works holistically with people in our city who have multiple and compound need including mental ill health, homelessness and eligible care needs arising from substance use.
You’ll be working alongside colleagues in nursing, homeless prevention, mental health, psychology and social work, building a broad range of experience. We believe that, working together we can make a real difference to people in this truly integrated model of service.
You must be qualified Social Worker and be registered with Social Work England.
You should have had experience of:
• Working with diverse and complex situations and in multi-disciplinary contexts
• Completing assessments and safeguarding enquiries using the Care Act
• Working with the Mental Capacity Act, particularly in relation to substance misuse
You must also be able to:
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Prioritise work in accordance with demand and risk
• Promote and sustain professional relationships with a wide range of people including those with care needs, their family/carers, other professionals and relevant agencies
In return we'll offer you regular 1-2-1 supervision meetings, bi-annual appraisals, a career average pension scheme, generous leave entitlement, flexible working opportunities plus a range of other staff benefits.
If you would like to know more about social work in Brighton and Hove Adults services, or have general questions about these posts, please contact Daniel.Francis@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Closing date: Midnight 24th August
Interviews: Week beginning 29th August
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Role working in a CQC Setting - Regulations now require all staff who undertake work within CQC registered care homes to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19, unless they satisfy one of the medical/legal exemptions. Being fully vaccinated or being medically/legally exempt will be a condition of your employment and you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or medical/legal exemption as part of the recruitment process for this role
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).