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An exciting opportunity has arisen in the specialist safeguarding team for two Social Workers in Adult Social Care for Bristol City Council.

The Safeguarding Adult’s Team works across the whole city, promoting the wellbeing and safety of adults who may be experiencing abuse and neglect.

You would be responsible for making decisions on the Local Authorities legal duty to make enquires or take action under the Care Act (2014) and in line with safeguarding principles. Your decisions would include the application of other legislation including the Mental Capacity Act (2005), the Human Rights Act (1998) and GDPR Regulations.

You will provide safeguarding adults advice to professionals both internally and externally with a focus on a risk assessment, strengths-based person-centred practice and collaborative working.

You would have the full support of an established team who have previously supported ASYE applicants as well as more established Social Workers. You will receive the training and development required to build on your knowledge and skills in safeguarding to enable you to work at pace with a strong focus on making safe and defensible decisions.

What do I need to have?

You must have a social work qualification (or due to receive) and be registered with Social Work England (or due to once qualification is complete).

We would welcome applications from those who have a passion for safeguarding adults and who want to develop further in this specialist area of social work.

There is opportunity for career progression as an AMHP, a Best Interests Assessor (BIA) or Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) and we offer a range of apprenticeships to support career advancement.

We are looking for a flexible and dynamic person who is able to work in a fast-paced team.

You will have a strong professional value base and be able to represent social work values and the voice of the service-user in an inter-agency multi-disciplinary team.

 Please note that this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

 Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

 How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

 This is a Full Time role, 37 hours per week and is a permanent contract. Your working days will be Monday- Friday.

 If you have any further queries after reading the job advert along with the attached Job Description and Person Specification then please contact Louisa Ratcliffe, Team Manager Louisa.ratcliffe@bristol.gov.uk 07788353444

 At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.

New Starter Benefits:
Free uniform
Paid DBS check
Paid induction
Is this a home care job?:
Paid Mileage to cover your fuel costs

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