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About the job

Salary:(L7-M1) £28,785 - £33,799 a year, plus £963 essential car user allowance and (M1) £3,000 Market Supplement
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

Are you motivated by helping others to be independent? Do you have a Social Work qualification and are registered with the HCPC? If yes, we want to hear from you.

We have a highly rewarding opportunity within the DART Team in the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, where you will promote the independence of adults and older people in need of care services and their carers by assessing their needs, promoting reablement, providing equipment and support and arranging personal budgets or person centred care services for those with long term needs.

You will promote personalised care pathways ensuring choice and control for all eligible individuals; and work with others to influence and shape the local environment, to promote social inclusion and accessibility and ensure that identified needs are understood individually, by locality and fed into strategic commissioning.

Although challenging at times, supporting and helping families and adults will leave you feeling fulfilled, accomplished and proud.

About you

Our ideal candidate should be self-motivating, high achiever, dynamic and innovative; and able to work as part of a team, work under pressure and meet strict deadlines and targets.

It is crucial that you are able to work with complex or challenging cases with appropriate support and supervision - where there may be issues of vulnerability and risk and where crisis intervention may be required in compliance with health and safety policies.

We do ask that you have in-depth knowledge and understanding of social care legislation and regulation and how to interpret this in a modern context, including:

  • Personalisation

  • Eligibility criteria

  • Safeguarding & MCA DoLS

  • Multi-disciplinary complex casework

  • CQC Care Standards

You should be educated to Dip SW or CQSW, must be registered with relevant body (e.g. HCPC) or Foreign qualification where certified by General Social Care Council) and be willing to undertake further training.

If you think you could become an asset to the team, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application.

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Additional information

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- generous holiday entitlement
- local government pension with generous employer contribution
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing