Application deadline 5th August 2020
Job reference 311333
Job location Bradford
Hours per-week 37
Salary £24,799 - £34,788 paq

Department of Health & Wellbeing

Adult Social Care


Area Assessment and Support Teams



NQSWs, Social Workers, and Experienced Social Worker roles

SCP 19 – 32:   £24,799 to £34,788 pa (Pro rata for part time posts)


The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.


The criteria under Special Knowledge and Experience on the Job Profile, which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.


We are looking to recruit Social Workers who will work with us in delivering Bradford’s vision for Community Led Support and our Home First strategy. Successful candidates will be skilled and motivated with excellent interpersonal skills, able to work with individuals creating timely, person centered, strength based assessments.


Demonstrating an understanding of the duties and responsibilities that underpin the work of Adult Social Care, you will have knowledge and awareness of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults. With a strong and demonstrable belief that social work is human rights, you will have a deep understanding that whilst the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards is about protecting Article 5 ECHR rights, it is Article 8 which defines good social work practice


Bradford has specialist adult teams that support people with more complex learning disabilities and mental health needs. The area Assessment and Support teams support all other Care Act eligible adults from age 18+, however due to demographics a higher proportion of the work is with older adults, often living with dementia or functional mental health related conditions. We are keen to support these people to live positive and fulfilling lives as long as possible in their own homes. It order to do this we want to recruit some social workers who already have experience and/or an active interest in working with this group of people and developing their skills and knowledge further through completing AMHP or BIA training etc.


If you are a registered Social Worker and believe in the core principles and values of Social Work we want you to be part of our team and involved in creatively supporting people to be in control, safe and empowered.


The role requires:


  • An understanding of what harm or abuse is, recognising it and responding to it proportionately.
  • Assessing risks and emotional resilience
  • Reflecting, making informed judgments and using your own initiative.
  • Acting within local procedures and arrangements.
  • Partnership working with others within the service and external partners to put adults and carers at the heart of decision making.
  • Communicating well, sharing appropriate, succinct, objective information and analysis to aid joint decision making
  • Being proactive, persistent and prepared to challenge appropriately and to be challenged
  • An understanding of your legal responsibilities, the role of others and any joint procedure/s that may be in place
  • Working in a person–centred manner to promote the value of individuals and plan for their future well-being and fulfilment. You will need to be enthusiastic and positive to change.


You must have:


  • Experience in assessing the needs of adults and their carers and developing support plans to meet these needs.
  • A CQSW/DIPSW/SW Degree or equivalent qualification and be registered with Social Work England as a qualified Worker.


  • Have a full, valid driving licence and car available for work (unless a disability prevents this).




We can offer:


  • An induction programme.
  • Regular supervision.
  • Annual Appraisal
  • Training and opportunities for Continuing Professional Development
  • A culturally diverse workforce reflecting our community
  • Good team and peer support



Please note: Your working pattern will be five days over seven including evenings, weekends and bank holidays as required by the needs of the service.


These posts are peripatetic, and if appointed, you may be required to work in other teams such as the Area teams, CHC Team, Reviewing Teams or the Hospital teams in future, as required by the needs of the service.


An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be undertaken for this post.


For further details please contact Team Managers: Sally Townend on 07973941810 or

Helen Gribbin on 07583125936.


 Closing Date: 5th August 2020

How to apply

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