Social Worker – Adult’s Services – Suffolk County Council

Job Category: Social Care
Directorate Adult's and Communities Service
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 3 Months
Location Suffolk
Job Type Full-time
Start Date Various
Hours per week Various
Rate From £26.00 to £32.00 per hour

About the job:

We have exciting opportunities for experienced and qualified social workers to join Suffolk County Council’s Adult & Community Service (ACS) in locum assignments across various teams and locations.

We are looking for social workers who are passionate about providing social work services to ensure the welfare of vulnerable adults is safeguarded and they are protected in accordance with the legal and statutory obligations of Suffolk County Council.

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  • Neighbourhood Team
  • Adult Protection Team/ Safeguarding Service
  • Learning Disabilities and Autism team
  • Mental Health Team
  • Hospital Team
  • Support adults who need extra help to manage their lives and be independent,
  • Make sure that support plans are developed and implemented that ensures the adult’s safety, wellbeing and independence in order to lead a fulfilled life,
  • Liaise regularly with colleagues in the directorate, across Suffolk County Council and partner agencies to ensure excellent outcomes for service users and carers,
  • Carry out high quality person centred assessments and implement, monitor and review effective support plans and interventions to minimise risk, enhance the wellbeing of service users effective interventions with vulnerable adults,
  • Be directly responsible for supporting vulnerable adults and carers, taking timely action to ensure support needs are met and adults at risk are safeguarded.
  • Excellent understanding adult social care legislation and guidance framing their work,
  • The ability to form positive relationships with service users and carers and other professionals,
  • Able to undertake a range of statutory assessments and formulate support plans,
  • Good IT skills e.g. use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), Liquid Logic, etc.
  • Able to prioritise work effectively based on need and risk
  • Strong report writing and oral skills,
  • Confidence, emotional resilience and determination,
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • A minimum of 2 years post-qualifying experience in Adult’s services
  • Social worker qualification at degree level or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • HCPC registration
  • Current enhanced DBS certificate valid to work with adults, or willingness to complete
  • £400 ‘Golden Hello’* payment
  •  Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)
  •  3% pension contribution from employer
  •  Mileage – 23p
  • ‘Refer a Friend’ bonus* – receive £250 for every qualified social worker that you refer who  we successfully place
  •  Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for social work roles across the East of England through Opus LGSS
  • Part of the Memorandum of Co-operation
  • Consultants based on site within Endeavour House
  • Town centre location – great public transport links

Register with today and receive access to exclusive roles across Adult’s Social Care Services in Suffolk County Council before they are available to other agencies.

Have you heard about our Golden Hello scheme? Register with Opus as a locum social worker and receive £400! T&Cs apply.



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