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About us

As somewhere to live, Luton is inspiring and forward thinking. With award winning galleries, beautiful Chiltern views and excellent transport links. It’s also affordable, with house prices below the national average.


In addition to the salary package, we have some great benefits to offer including a flexible relocation package up to £8,500, childcare vouchers, generous annual leave and pension, phone and laptop and a free car parking space.


There is a 50% discount on the Thameslink line from London St Pancras to Bedford and a loan is available to buy the season ticket. You can also use our electric cars once you’re in Luton.


We believe in flexible working so working at home, working part time, condensed hours and skype meetings are all possible in this role.


Your career development is also important to us so we will offer post qualification training and the opportunity to gain further qualifications.

About the job

Salary: Up to £37,762
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent


Are you motivated by enabling 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 Community Learning Disabilities Team where you will be promoting the independence, inclusion and well-being of all adults with a learning disability enabling them to have control over their lives and ensure we comply with the Luton Council and Safeguarding Adults Boards policies and procedures.


The multi disciplinary team consists of Community Learning Disability Nurses, Social Workers, Social Care Assessors and Enablement Coordinators, our range of involvement includes care management, transitions, safeguarding and mental health as well as enabling people to gain independent skills and meaningful employment. We are currently undertaking a number of exciting strengths based approach projects including personal technology, connecting people and asset based community development.


 

About you

Your post qualifying experience and communication skills will enable you to achieve high standards of professional service while providing professional advise and guidance to all staff and members of the public. You will be responsible for managing a challenging caseload while operating at all times to the Social Worker level of Professional Capabilities Framework.


So if you are driven by helping others, have a Social Work qualification and knowledge of social work legislation then we look forward to receiving your application.


Luton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo vulnerable adults protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).


Interviews will take place on 12th March 2020, so please keep this date free.

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.


 

Benefits

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:
 
- market supplement is included in this role. There is the option of receiving this supplement monthly or annually
- 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 plus 5 extra days after 5 years service
- phone and laptop
- free car parking space
- access to Costco membership as an employee of a local authority
- 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

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