Job ID:
2720
All Locations
Alexandra House Hulme 133 Moss Lane East Manchester M15 5GX
All Job Types
Social Care
Advertising Salary
Grade 7 £34,834 - £38,223 (Bar at £37,336) per annum pro rata
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Adults' Services
Advert Closing Date
18 Jun 2024
Working Patterns offered:
Full-time

About The Role

Working Hours: 35 Hours Per Week

Contract Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Closing Date: 18 June 2024

This role is subject to -

Qualification - Social Work qualification

Registration - Social Work England

Medical Clearance - Pre-placement health assessment (PPHA)

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance - this post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.

Evidence of conduct in previous employment concerned with the provision of services relating to. Health or social care or Children or vulnerable adults

Proof of identity including a recent photograph

Full Employment history

Requires experienced Social Worker who will be based within the Manchester Adults Safeguarding Hub, ability to understand and disseminate complex information, good communicator who will be in daily contact with citizens, other professionals, members of the Mash multi disciplinary team etc, will need a good knowledge of safeguarding legislation and dealing with safeguarding enquiries and information gathering and collation of such. 
 
Requires someone who is able to work in a fast paced environment, have an ability to prioritise and manage workloads efficiently and within set timescales. The role holder will work to provide direct support for service users and their families in accordance with statutory responsibilities and local and national policies and procedures in order to secure positive outcomes for the customer. The role holder will work with City Council colleagues, partner agencies and stakeholders to effectively manage and plan for present and future risk situations of service users. The role holder will assess and plan person-centred packages to meet the individual needs of service users to promote their independence. The role holder will supervise and develop students and trainees and actively contribute to the development of other staff.

Develop and manage a relationship to support service users and their families in line with statutory obligations through complex decision making to allow service users to access improved future opportunities.  In conjunction with partner agencies and stakeholders, effectively assess and plan service users’ individual needs to ensure positive outcomes for Manchester residents. Develop positive and effective solutions in all aspects of service delivery and engagement, focusing on the quality of outcomes for service users.  Collaborate with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders to actively contribute to the development and delivery of the service within Manchester City Council and partner organisations.  Engage with stakeholders in the private and public sectors and across local communities to encourage a collaborative and transparent approach that promotes service users’ needs across a range of existing and new initiatives.  Efficiently maintain accurate and appropriate records in accordance with statutory targets and City Council, local and national policy and procedures to evidence achievement of service targets and improvements in delivery.

About the Candidate

Will be required to have a good knowledge of Safeguarding legislation and investigatory skills, ability to have strength based conversations and explore positive outcomes.  Ability to identify risk and provide safety planning.
 
Will require good Communication Skills and be able to effectively transfer key and complex information to all levels of staff, both verbally and written, also be able to   communicate effectively with citizens and other professionals etc.  Able to advise other and deal with sensitive issues in difficult situations.

Will require good time management skills, ability to create own work schedules, prioritising, preparing in advance and setting realistic timescales for own self and others. Has the ability to visualise a sequence of actions needed to achieve a specific goal and how to estimate the resources required.

Will need good analytical skills and ability to absorb, understand and quickly assimilate complex information and concepts and compare information from a number of different sources. Ability to identify patterns and trends that may impact on decisions and propose realistic conclusions identifying the risks and any assumptions made.
 
Will need good problem solving and decision making skills, with strong decision making skills with the ability to resolve complex issues in a pressurised environment.
 
Ability to use IT systems to retrieve, record and update information.

About Us

We’re the local government authority for Manchester, and have teams across the city helping to make this a great place to live for everyone. We’re proud to do local government differently, in a city with an international reputation for diversity, creativity, culture and passion. 

When you join us, you’re joining a team of over 7,000 council staff helping to make our ambition for Manchester a reality. Whatever your role, you’ll be supporting our residents and communities to be the best they can be, and helping to build a Manchester that's fairer for everyone who lives, works, volunteers, studies or plays here. 

To make our ambition a reality, every person we recruit needs to play their its part. It takes a certain type of behaviour, attitude and way of working to get Manchester where it wants to be. Our people and partners have agreed five ‘behaviours’ – the grounding for how we must work together and treat one another:

  • We take time to listen and understand
  • We work together and trust each other
  • We show that we value our differences and treat each other fairly
  • We ‘own it’ and we’re not afraid to try new things
  • We’re proud and passionate about Manchester

A career with us means you can be yourself, thrive, and build the career your talent and ambition deserve.

Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council 

At Manchester City Council, we strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve.  We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly encourage applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.   

If you want to find out more about the role, our ways of working, flexible arrangements or any workplace adjustments, please let us know by emailing [email protected]. If you are invited to interview, we will ask you if you require any adjustments for you to best demonstrate your suitability for the role in the interview process.   
 

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

Accessibility 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work. 

What we will need from you if you’re successful

If you are successfully offered a position with us, the pre-employment checks you will be asked to undertake will depend on the role you've applied for. As a guide, these may include: 

  • Passport/ID: You will be required to provide documentary proof of your right to work in the UK
  • References (Current and Previous employer)
  • QualificationSave
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Clearance (DBS) (as applicable) 

We’ve also included some useful tips on how to submit the best application.

When you join us 

We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we’ll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role. 

Other relevant information 

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