Principal Social Worker
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £40,619- £43,387 per annum
Location: Bosworth House
Working Pattern: Full time
Advertised By: Leicester City Council
Post Number: R7059/ 0317AWJA/ EXT
Job Category: Executive / Managerial Social Care - Adult Service
Advert End Date: 22 March 2017
At Leicester City Council we place significant value on social work principles within our workforce to support our approach to adult social care. We are committed to work in partnership with our citizens to develop and maintain independence, with a developing focus on an asset based approach.
In the role of Principal Social Worker you will take the lead in promoting social work values and practice within a supportive, enthusiastic and committed team of professionals.
You will support the implementation of key social care agendas , provide a quality audit function, advise on complex and challenging practice issues, and take a lead with safeguarding activity – all focussed on ensuring quality outcomes for those we support.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate leadership, is passionate about the delivery of high quality social work and strives for continuous professional development.
You will be an experienced and registered social worker who is confident to challenge practice where required and who will enable practitioners to reflect and learn within a supportive environment.
You will be a creative problem solver, self- motivated, a strategic thinker and a confident communicator with professionals at all levels and with those who are involved with Adult Social Care, as well as being someone who is able to make a positive contribution to ensure that those with care and support needs achieve positive outcomes.
How we look after older people, and vulnerable adults, is one of the biggest challenges society faces today. In Leicester, the Council’s policy is to support people so that they can be as independent as possible. But against a backdrop of increasing demand and limited resources, the challenge is considerable. In response, we have embarked on a program of service transformation, and now seek a suitably qualified individual to help us to take this process forward successfully.
- develop innovative approaches to service delivery, in collaboration with social workers;
- act as principal adviser on social services for adults;
- cultivate strong strategic relationships with partner agencies;
- champion the voice of adults and older people in service planning, delivery and review.
- A relevant professional qualification in social care coupled with extensive, broad-based managerial experience;
- Deep understanding of adult social care services;
- Experience of successful change management ;
- Insight into local & national adult care challenges and opportunities;
- A credible and persuasive communicator / negotiator.
This is a superb opportunity to assume a leadership role where you will be supported to deliver. You will be working within a well-managed Council, and serving the community in a uniquely diverse city.
For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact Jane Boulton on 0116 454 2471.
Interviews will be held on the 5th April 2017
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