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Social Work Assistant (ASC)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

A rewarding opportunity for a proactive Social Work Assistant with good communication and listening skills to join our Integrated Care and Support Team who support adults with their social care needs.

The Integrated Care and Support Team is a team of professionals that work together in GP surgeries to support local adults with their health and social care needs. We aim to maximise people’s independence so they can live healthy lives and help them to have a voice and more control over how their needs are met.

You’ll apply creativity to how you support people, and work in partnership with Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Prescribers, GPs, Nurses and Mental Health Practitioners to empower adults to live in their own homes.

This is a community-based role, part of the wider adult social care service that prides itself on the development of its workforce. There are various opportunities to support individuals to progress including our Social Work Apprenticeship programme.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Parita Shah or Emily Richardson on 01908 254456.

Main Responsibility

  • Carrying out strength’s-based conversations as outlined under the Care Act 2014 for adults and their carers.
  • Supporting adults and carers to meet their eligible outcomes in the most resourceful way.
  • Demonstrating an ability to use the city council’s email, social care data base and electronic recording system and any other systems deemed essential to the role.
  • Being aware of quality standards and performance measures and ensure they are adhered to.
  • Providing Practical Support where needed to individuals. ​

The Ideal Candidate

  • Diploma 3 or above in Health and Social Care/Supporting People or equivalent.
  • Experience working in a social/health care setting.
  • Good communication skills with individuals and their diverse needs.
  • Ability to work as part of a team including working in partnership with other professionals and agencies.
  • An awareness of adult abuse and Mental Capacity.
  • Able to work autonomously but recognise when support is needed.
  • Good written and recording skills.
  • For this role you are required to have a full UK driving licence and provide evidence of your vehicle insurance with business cover and use of a vehicle. If you are successful, you will be required to supply evidence of your licence prior to starting the role.
  • Should you be offered the role, as part of the pre-employment checks an Enhanced DBS will be actioned for you (unless you are on the DBS Update Service).

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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