Job introductionBrighton & Hove is carrying out an innovative restructure of its services for children and adults with learning disabilities to create a strong, sustainable and ambitious whole life pathway disability service.
The management of children’s and adults (integrated multi-disciplinary) disability services has been merged within our Families, Children and Learning Directorate with two new Heads of Service, one with responsibilities for aged 0-25 and the other for 25+. The Heads of Service have responsibility for three social work assessment teams or pods whose functions are differentiated by the ages 0-14, 14-25 and 25+. The redesign of this new service is continuing with a view to being in place in September this year. It is anticipated that this new structure will provide service users with a more positive transition to adulthood.
About the roleWe have an opportunity for a part-time, permanent Social Work Resource Officer as part of the Early Help Team within the new whole life pathway disability service. This team has a specialism in childrens work and currently works with those aged 0-18. Candidates with experience in both childrens and adults work is preferable but not essential; however, those with an enthusiasm to learn about the area of adult work are very welcome.
The Early Help Team provides a challenging and exciting range of social care services to children and young people with disabilities. This includes supporting children and young people via direct work but also with support from Direct Payments and Personal Budgets. As part of the development of the new whole life pathway disability service there may also be an opportunity to support adults in the future.
The successful candidate will:
- Be responsible for managing their own caseload autonomously with the support of their supervisor/manager
- Have the skills to work within an integrated multi-agency setting
- Be able to support a service undergoing some exciting changes and developments
- Ideally, have experience of both children and adults statutory social work or be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm to learn about the area of social work they are less familiar with
- Whilst prior experience of working with children, young people or adults with disabilities is not essential it would be an advantage
- Demonstrate a keen interest in developing their knowledge and skills in relation to disabilities
For further information please contact: Carl Campbell, Head of Service 0-25, Telephone: 01273 265825 or email@example.com
Additional informationYour starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
Company informationPlease note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.