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Social Worker - Adults' Services - M2 5DB



Job Type



Care & Social Care


M2 5DB

Position Title: Social Worker -  Adults' Services

Salary: Grade 7 £30,451 to £33,782 (Bar at £32,910) per annum

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time

Hours: 35 hours per week

Work Location: Various Locations throughout the City

DBS Check Required: Yes, Enhanced Check

Pre-employment Health Assessment: Yes

Qualifications Required: Yes, Social Work qualification and registered with Social Work England

Closing Date: 10 January 2021

Reference: MCC415533/ADU

Manchester is a diverse and exciting city. It has a population of approximately 550,000 and around 200 different languages are spoken here, higher than any other city in the UK, making Manchester one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world - a truly global city.

We are looking for experienced Social Workers to join us on our journey. We have a range of vacancies across different teams, including:

Integrated Neighbourhood Teams - established community teams bringing together social care, community health, mental health and primary care.

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) - this is a responsible role in supporting Manchester's statutory duties for Safeguarding Adults. MASH Social Workers work with complex cases in accordance with statutory responsibilities. These responsibilities are deployed in accordance with national and local policies and procedures to secure positive outcomes for citizens. Social Workers manage safeguarding risk effectively, working within a multi agency environment, providing a professional social work service.

Learning Disability Teams - specialist teams based with Learning Disability Health Professionals providing a holistic approach to citizens.

Across our range of roles we are looking for:

  • A range of positive, enthusiastic people who are driven by their commitment to make a difference to people’s lives
  • People who truly care, are kind, empathetic and who take a strengths-based approach
  • Qualified experienced social workers
  • Team players who are able to take initiative
  • Great communicators - who listen to hear what matters, positively engage and build trust

At an organisational level, Manchester City Council ASC is committed to developing and retaining its workforce. We have clear guidelines around reflective supervision and Continuing Professional Development - supporting workers to be the best that they can be.

Manchester embarked on an adult social care improvement programme in 2019 transforming the way in which Manchester services are delivered. We have developed a social work career pathway where the skill development of skills of social workers and teams is one of our priorities.

As a social worker working for the Council, you will get 1/2 a day protected time per quarter (2 days per year) to support your reflection and CPD for Social Work England.  We have developed Communities of Practice and various forums to share information and good practice.  We have an active Adult Social Care Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic forum which provide a safe space and support for our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff. 

In Manchester, we work together and trust one another. We take time to listen and understand. We own it and aren't afraid to try new things. We are proud and passionate about Manchester.

You will be employed by Manchester City Council and will work as part of the Manchester Local Care Organisation - the city’s pioneering new health and care organisation - working in integrated teams across NHS community health and mental health, primary care and social care to improve the lives of Manchester people. All MLCO staff are employed by one of our partner organisations and deployed into MLCO.

The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

This role is required to work in CQC registered care and residential home settings. As per recent legislation, you will need to evidence that you have had a full course of COVID-19 vaccination/ medically exempt to work in these settings and therefore undertake the full duties of this role.

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged, when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the Minimum requirements for the role.

Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.

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