Social Worker (2 posts) | £33,024 (2024)

Social Worker (2 posts) | £33,024 - £43,421 (Career graded, depending on qualifications and experience) pro rata

Position reference: 50110355/50110339

Salary:£33,024 - £43,421 (Career graded, depending on qualifications and experience) pro rata Plus laptop & phone

Working Arrangements: Flexible and hybrid working

Hours per week: 1x 29.5 1 x 37

Contract type: Permanent

Flexible working arrangement: Yes, and we’re happy to talk flexible working arrangements with you.

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Closing date: 03/05/2024 at 23:59

The successful candidate will be required to speak English to an appropriate standard.

This post requires an Enhanced DBS Check

If you are currently living overseas or have lived overseas in the last five years please be aware, if you are the preferred candidate for the post, you will be required to apply for an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in. If you experience difficulty in obtaining an overseas criminal record check please email

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How do we sum up Barnsley Council? Well, we’re a double award-winning, high-performing council with a growing economy, a thriving town centre and some truly impressive outcomes in our communities. This is why we’ve been awarded Council of the Year for 2023 by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) and The Municipal Journal (MJ).

Our excellent adult social care servicehas been a key part of our win; we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved not just for the council but for our partners and Barnsley.

We’re impressed. Are you? It’s the perfect time to join our excellent team.

About the Post:

We’re excited to be recruiting social workers here in Barnsley to join our locality teams.

The ideal candidate will have a very good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 legislation and be knowledgeable in understanding of Human Rights 1998 and the Care Act 2014. You will have strong social work values that lead your practice with people helping them to achieve the best outcomes.The role will entail working with individuals, families, carers, and communities to enable them to make informed decisions, to promote independence, whilst working in a strengths-based approach. Undertaking preventative work and risk assessments utilising community resources and services such as reablement and telehealth care is also a key part of the role. You will construct value-for-money care packages, and commission and arrange appropriate services.

You will be responsible for the completion of Care Act assessments, capacity assessments and Court work.What matters at Barnsley Council is that you are creative, ambitious, and have person centred focus in engaging those accessing services. Our award-winning council has embarked on an exciting journey of change. It is all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We are an innovative, and efficient authority and welcome new members to our teams on this exciting journey.

Your role in our journey

As a Social Worker in one of our adult localities teams you will be a relatable practitioner responding to situations with strengths-based practice at the heart of your work. You will develop creative and imaginative solutions to help people achieve positive outcomes which enable people to maintain their independence and live a happier healthier life. With all the changes happening at Barnsley, there’s nowhere more exciting to improve your practice. Here, you’ll help individuals, families, carers, and communities to make the right decisions for a safer, more independent future. Along the way, you’ll make your own progress through training programs.

What you’ll need

To join us, you’ll need to have a recognised social work qualification and be registered with Social Work England or waiting to be registered. You’ll bring some relevant experience of working with adults and be expected to produce high-quality assessments, collaborating with various agencies, and interpreting case law and legislation. Knowledge of the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act, local and national policy issues, equal opportunity, and anti-oppressive practice are vital. We’ll expect you to be a skilled communicator and a flexible, creative practitioner; determined to make the most of this unique opportunity.

A lot to look forward to

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s your ASYE training or training to be a leader within Adult social care.

Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.

Job Profile:Newly Qualified Social Worker ASYE (Adults) Job Profile.pdfSocial Worker-Health Practitioner Job Profile.pdfExperienced Social Work-Health Practitioner Job Profile.pdf

Vacancy Exposure Profile:Exposure Profile.pdf

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Why work for us?

Please ensure you view the job profile for this role, as you will need to demonstrate in your application form how you meet the required criteria.

We welcome the opportunity to have a chat about the role and are happy to address any questions you may have about flexible working arrangements, including as a result of caring responsibilities.

We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued and everyone truly feels able to be themselves. If you have any support needs during the recruitment process, please let us know.

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Social Worker (2 posts) | £33,024 (2024)
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