Social Worker - Hospital Discharge Team

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
West Midlands
£27,514 to £39,571 per annum
Salary Description:
£27514 - £39571
Coventry City Council
Job Ref:

Adult Social Care is part of the People Directorate within Coventry City Council.  We have a simple vision and strategy that defines what we are trying to achieve, our purpose and our approach which underpin the principles of Adult Social Care, and we continue to work in support of this.

In a simple sense all our work, at whatever level should continue to support the strategy of: ‘Providing support, in the least intrusive manner possible, based on the assets, resources and abilities that are available to people’.

Adult Social Care encompasses a wide range of vital services covering;

Commissioning Team – we commission and work with a number of providers, to ensure that people with care needs have access to a range of good quality support to enable them to live independent and fulfilling lives
Social Work Services - we work with individuals who have care and support needs, and with their carers be they older or younger adults
Occupational Therapy and Equipment Services - we aim to enhance people’s ability to live safely and independently in their home
Internally Provided Services – we provide direct support to people enabling those in most need to live independent and fulfilled lives
Business Systems and Continuous Improvement - we provide a range of services including Financial Assessments, provider payment processing and Business Systems administration. The Business Systems team provide support to Adult Social Care, Children’s Services and Education Services.

This is an exciting time to join us as we work to put adults and their carers at the heart of everything we do. Specifically, if you are social workers, occupational therapists or social care professionals who are committed to achieving the best outcomes for adults and their carers we will help you make a difference through manageable caseloads, high-quality professional support, supervision and guidance and excellent learning and development opportunities
Our ValuesIt’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

What is the job role?Following the exciting development of the Integrated Community Discharge Team incorporating Therapy, Brokerage, Equipment Services and Hospital Social Work we have Social Worker vacancies within the team. 

The service will operate across 7 days, Monday – Friday 8.00am – 8.00 pm and Weekends 8.00am  – 4.00 pm for which a shift allowance of 10% is paid. 

This is a fabulous opportunity for a Social Worker to join our Adult Social Care Teams in Coventry.  We have a new vacancy for a qualified Social Worker. We are happy to recruit experienced professionals and /or newly qualified Social Workers willing to embrace our ‘One Coventry’ values.

Coventry is a modern, growing, culturally and ethnically diverse City.  The City has a worldwide reputation for Peace and Reconciliation. We are at the heart of the busy and industrial Midlands and yet surrounded by beautiful rural Warwickshire which is minutes away. Being well served by extensive road a rail networks, Coventry is easily accessed from most parts of the Country.

We have a Social Worker post within our Hospital Community Discharge team. You will be supporting people living with a wide range of social care issues. There is a real emphasis on promoting independence and supporting safe and timely Hospital Discharge

Our teams embrace strength-based practice, support Making Safeguarding Personal and work within key legislation such as the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. You will need to have the confidence to advocate for clients and work in partnership with health colleagues’ other statutory partners and voluntary sector providers.  As a practitioner you will need to have the ability to be creative, innovative and search for solutions that are not always obvious. Our teams are supportive and we will ensure you have the tools to do the job and to develop in your career

Are you an enthusiastic and dynamic Social Worker and want to join a dedicated and very supportive team in the delivery of Adult Social Care in Coventry?

Keen to join the team? If you feel you fit the criteria apply today! To find out further information and for an informal discussion please contact Sara Milne or 02476 965600

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?We are looking for Social Work England registered (or about to register) Social Workers with a passion for promoting independence and making the principles of the Care Act 2014, a reality for the people of Coventry.

The successful candidates will have:

Social Work England Registration (or about to register) 
Excellent strengths-based assessment skills
Working knowledge of and application of The Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and relevant legislation.
A working knowledge of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and its replacement, The Liberty Protection Safeguards
Excellent risk assessment and management skill
Organisation, recording and workload management skills
Diplomacy, negotiating, listening skills.
Be able to work in collaboration with users, carers and colleagues.
To work as part of a team 
Have autonomy and decision-making skills
Develop personalised support plans
Good IT skills
Have a vision for your own career development and future training
Resilience, flexible, stamina and a great sense of humour!

In return you will benefit from:

Be welcomed in joining a highly professional and thoroughly hard working, friendly team
Group and individual professional supervision from the Senior Practitioner / Team Manager within the team
Excellent in house and external training opportunities.
Opportunities to experience and present at various professional forums 
Highly competitive salary with career development opportunities

Salary will be dependent on experience starting from £27,514 to £39,571 per annum.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Introduction to Coventry City CouncilCoventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and it was the UK City of Culture 2021. We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons as you can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

Flexible working arrangements
Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
Opportunity for Salary Match and Pay progression through multiple increments
Outstanding local government pension scheme
Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
Vibrant employee networks 
Lifestyle savings
Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Car Scheme, Cycle to work and more
Interest free travel loans
Payroll giving scheme
Workplace parking scheme
Maternity, paternity and adoption Leave
And much more

Contact Details:
Coventry City Council
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Resourcing Team (AC)

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