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About the job

Salary: £31,371 - £33,799 a year, plus £963 essential car user allowance and £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 in the Adult Social Care team where you will be working to promote the independence, inclusion and well-being of all adults with social care needs. It aims to do this by enabling people to:

  • Have control over their lives.

  • Live safe, healthy and fulfilled lives.

  • Have an active role in a stronger and prosperous community.

  • Access the support they need in order to be as independent as they choose.

In this vital role, you will receive and co-ordinate complex referrals, undertake the resulting assessments including Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) and Best Interest Assessor (BIA) and carers assessments; coach and mentor Social Care Assessors who are undertaking assessments, support planning and review tasks; influence the direction of future services.

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 undertake AMHP and or BIA assessments, and work with complex and challenging cases - with access to 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 case-work

  • CQC Care Standards

Dip SW or CQSW, (or Foreign qualification where certified by General Social Care Council) + at least PQ in one relevant area and hold GSCC or equivalent registration; demonstrable commitment to professional development and willing to undertake further PQ 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