Job details

Salary - Grade

GBP £38,442 to £42,609 38442 - PO2 - PO3

Contract Type

Permanent

Contracted Hours

Full Time - 36 hours per week

DBS Required

Yes

Department

Adults, Health & Integration

Service

Adult Services

Closing date

25/07/2021

As a Social Worker within Adult Services, you will be key to providing quality social work to the people of Hackney. We will support you to achieve the very best outcomes for our residents. 

You are a proponent of promoting every individual service user’s independence wherever possible, and have a sound understanding of personalisation including use of Direct Payments. 

You are also committed to working in an integrated manner with health colleagues as part of our innovative  strengths based Neighbourhoods Model, and understand the value of working with the wider multidisciplinary team such as the Police, Housing, Education and Children’s services. 

You will need to be Social Work qualified or equivalent and registered with Social Work England. You will have a sound knowledge of the key principles of the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding, as well as all other relevant legislation relating to the provision of services for adults with long term conditions. 

We encourage applications from experienced frontline social workers within Adult Services, who are currently not within a line management role but who are wanting to take the next steps in their professional development. We also want our workforce to reflect our community and encourage all those who possess the essential criteria to apply to work for Hackney. 

Hackney Adult Social Care supports vital public services across the borough and is working every day to make things better for our residents. We’re determined to help the Adult Social Care profession become more diverse and this role is an opportunity for those who have used their expert knowledge to help guide and assist other staff members, through mentoring, training and offering advice. 

To learn more about working within Adult Services, please click this link.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

We want to make Hackney a place for everyone. At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our residents and our workforce and we’d love for you to join us. We offer a working environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use and develop your skills in a vibrant learning organisation. Find out more about how Hackney promotes equality and diversity, read about our commitment to being a flexible Timewise employer and read about the fantastic benefits on offer which includes an unrivaled Local Government Pension Scheme, a wide range of training opportunities and an employee year-long high street retail discount scheme.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 25 July 2021

Interviews: TBC

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: hackneyworksjobs@hackney.gov.uk