Social Worker – Adult Social Care

Social Worker – Adult Social Care
Full time (37 hrs per week)

Scale 6 – PO1 (Career grade), Salary £23,398 – £33,437 plus market supplements
Level 1: £23,398 – £26,822 plus £1,000 market supplement
Level 2: £26,822 – £30,153 plus £3,000 market supplement
Level 3: £30,785 – £33,437 plus £3,000 market supplement

Rutland is one of the best places in the country to live, learn, work, play and visit. We may be the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but we can offer fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of the residents in our local community. This is your chance to become part of a great team, delivering great services throughout the County.

Are you looking for an opportunity that enables you to work more closely with those needing your support, and where your skills and experience can make a significant difference?

Our Adult Social Care teams are leading the way on health and social care integration, ensuring the services we deliver and commission meet the needs of the service users in a fully joined up way. Our services continue to evolve with increasing levels of personalisation, and are receiving national recognition along the way. Despite this, our Social Workers never lose sight of the service users who remain firmly at the heart of everything we do, with manageable caseloads that allow the multi-disciplinary team to really get to know those they are supporting and their families to ensure the right support is there at the right time.

In our Prevention and Safeguarding team, this includes the triaging of referrals as part of a rapid response function, offering direct social work interventions and management of crisis/risk situations as appropriate, as part of a complex caseload. You will be expected to complete assessments within set time limits and you will work with a variety of client groups including physical disability, mental health, learning disability and older people. You will be expected to supervise other staff.

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.

Closing date: 17 August 2017        

Interview dates:        To be confirmed but will be in August 2017

To apply: Visit to apply online, access job descriptions and to find out more about what we do. Alternatively, email: or call 01572 722577 for an application pack. Please note we do not accept CV’s as a form of application.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

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