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Senior Social Worker - Fenland Learning Disability Partnership

Job Reference Ref/1660/1409

This job has been closed.

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Part Time
Salary Range :
£41045 - £44062 (pro rata)
Working Hours:
22.5 hours
Hereward Hall, March
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Social Workers
Cambridgeshire County Council

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible and creative working arrangements
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

For our Social Workers, we offer more specific benefits like:

  • Generous annual leave provision (28 days, plus bank holidays)
  • supportive management team that will champion your learning and development
  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to free support 24 hours a day
  • Payment for business mileage expenses (45p per mile, and for the 2022/2023 financial year an additional fuel allowance for those driving over 300 business miles each month)
  • Scalable retention payments to loyal social workers in specific teams after the first full year of employment, starting at £900 which increases during the first three years of service
  • relocation package of up to £8000 for eligible candidates
  • Plus, 6 days of protected time each year to enable our Social Workers to maintain their Continuous Professional Development.

Please read our benefits brochure attached for more information.

About the role

Due to the previous post holder successfully securing a progression post within the team, the Fenland Learning Disability Partnership (LDP) Team have an exciting opportunity for a permanent part time Senior Social Worker. 

The role is for 22.5 hours a week, based at Hereward Hall in March.

The LDP are currently working to a hybrid model, with part-remote and flexible options available in line with our service needs.

The Cambridgeshire Learning Disability Partnership (LDP) brings together specialist health and social care services for people with a learning disability. The LDP is responsible for commissioning and providing these services on behalf of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and Cambridgeshire County Council.

If you would like to expand your knowledge and skills by gaining experience of working with adults with learning disabilities please contact Lucy Gooding, Team Manager on 01354 750084 or by email to discuss further.

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for the closing date to apply, we want to speak to you now!

We know that your time is precious, so our interviews are generally held virtually, by Microsoft Teams, to provide the most flexible recruitment process. We may include a virtual assessment as part of this, but we’ll give you all of the relevant information ahead of time.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

What will you be doing?

You will be working creatively with cases of complexity alongside completing assessments and reviews under the Care Act. This will include Safeguarding and Court of Protection Deprivation of Liberty applications.

Your leadership role will include supervising the practice and performance of social workers and adult support co-ordinators in the team. Using your experience, you’ll be a creative coach in supervision, enable practice improvements and providing valuable feedback through staff appraisal.

As you’ll be working with both, adults in need of care and support services, along with their informal carers, it will be crucial that you work in partnership with them to establish their needs and ensure that they are met.

This isn’t just about delivering care; it’s about providing service users with choice and control of their lives and empowering independence. 

There will be an opportunity to broaden your own skills and knowledge by working within a Multi Disciplinary Team including social care, nursing, psychology, psychiatry and therapies.

Cambridgeshire offers extensive learning and development opportunities for your ongoing career and supports progression throughout the service.

One of our Senior Social Workers had this to say about their experience within the LDP:

‘Having the opportunity to work alongside both social care and health colleagues has given me increased knowledge and experience, which I have been able to use in my daily work. The team are really supportive and have daily catch-up calls and regular meetings to give the team the opportunity to talk through situations and share their thoughts and feelings. I had the opportunity to progress within the LDP from a Social Worker to a Senior Social Worker, which has allowed me to expand my skills and knowledge, by being able to continue to work with Service Users but also input into the development of the team and the wider LDP.’

About you

We're looking for a confident and dynamic individual with a Social Work qualification who is at least 2 years post completion of the ASYE programme.

You will be able to work autonomously as well as have the ability to support other team members while working with health and social care colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary service.

For a full list of the requirements of the role, please check out the Job Description & Person Specification.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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