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Social Worker Community Support Team

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Job Introduction

We have an exciting and unique opportunity for two experienced Social Workers to join our Community Support Team. The team is a joint initiative between Housing and Social Care, working with individuals who have a variety of challenges such as self-neglect, hoarding and will be initially unwilling to engage, and issues related to alcohol and substance misuse.

Ideally, you will have at least 2 years post qualifying experience and be able to think on your feet in a crisis. This is a challenging but very rewarding job where you can make a difference to support someone to help them change their life. 

Main Responsibility

  • Assessing service users needs and providing solutions of how we can help them better their lives. 
  • Ensure that any interventions or services support the service user in way that enhances their independence, choice and wellbeing
  • Monitor and review support plans and services in place to ensure that eligible needs are met in a way that the service user has determined
  • Balance the varying demands of a complex social caseload, maintain accurate individual case records and ensure that all required reports are completed.
  • Participate in supervisory meetings  with team manager and/or a senior member of staff on a regular basis ensuring that the line manager is adequately informed about cases and practice , be responsible for own development and identifying training needs. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • A qualified social worker registered with Social Work England and hold relevant experience within field for over 2 years. ​
  • Someone who enjoys talking to people and trying to put things right. ​

  • Someone  who works well in a team

  • Someone who is flexible  and can cope with working in unsanitary conditions when required, PPE will be provided. 

  • Someone who can see the potential of the people we are working with and have the ability to help them reach their potential.

  • Ability to analyse complex information and the ability to manage complex workload.

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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