Job details

Adult's Social Worker

Location: Merlyn Vaz Health Centre

Job type: Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £25481 - £38890

Job reference: 2455

Hours: Full Time

Closing date: 16th May 2021

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About the job

At Leicester City Council, we are changing the way we deliver adult social care and support services. We work within a wider context of individual’s own abilities , family and wider community support in a strength based approach. We work very closely with our Health colleagues in the Integrated Locality Teams to maintain the health and wellbeing of people in Leicester is a shared responsibility. Be part of our positive, an excellent Locality East and help improve dignity, independence and quality of life for people in Leicester.


You’ll be required to travel across the City, to meet and consult with vulnerable people. You’ll be provided with equipment to support agile and flexible working. You’ll be prepared to work out of hours on occasions to attend meetings or conduct visits.

Your role

In this role you will assess and manage case work the needs of and risks to people with social care needs including mental health issues, substance misuse issues, physical, sensory, age-related and learning disabilities and their carers You will provide and present reports and maintain up-to-date records consistent with agreed social work recording practice. You will co-ordinate and arrange various community care services and advise and explain financial implications to clients. You will be part of a larger social work service, predominantly based in the office environment however you will be expected to be prepared to visit clients at their home addresses.

What you'll need

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to working in partnership with people and carers to assess needs, identify outcomes and plan support to meet these. Excellent assessment, risk management, organisational and communication skills are essential. You must be qualified in Social Work (or equivalent- please view job specification) and Social Work England registered. The role we offer is open to those who are experienced Social Workers as well as newly qualified graduates. Please view career progression for further details.

To apply

If the above sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form. Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion please get in touch with Sezer Domac on 0116 454 6331

Additional information

This is an open recruitment exercise, and will close when the posts are filled.


There are multiple vacancies in our service:

3 roles full time fixed term for 6 months in Locality West

This is a Career Graded post from  Grade 6 - Grade 9: £25,481 - 38,890 per annum

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.

Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly-talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible. To help you with your application, take a look at the ‘our approach to recruitment’ page.

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