Social Worker x7 – Adults

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Social Worker x7 - Adults
STOKE ON TRENT, Staffordshire
Interim Position

Stoke on Trent 5246725

Posted: 22nd March 2024 09:43
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  • Pay Rate:

    £24.02 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • STOKE ON TRENT, Staffordshire,

    ST4 1RN

What's involved with this role:

Interim Social Worker x7 - Adults

Reference no: Stoke on Trent 5246725

Pay rate: £24.02 per hour PAYE 

Hours per week: 37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months

City: STOKE ON TRENT, Staffordshire

Enhanced DBS required for this role

Social Workers, with a detailed understanding of Adults Safeguarding principles and best practice, are required to join the team.  Applicants must be able to cover the whole geographic area of the city either by possession of a current and valid driving licence or by access to public or other transport.

To manage a workload of people within statutory, legal and policy frameworks, professional standards (Social Work England) and practice standards. To work in partnership with people, families, and colleagues across the system to contribute to the delivery and development of the high-quality services provided by Adult Social Care. Discharge the relevant statutory duties and Council service objectives which relate to adult social care under the supervision, guidance, and direction of the relevant manager. Manage a workload appropriate to the primary function of the team, acting as the allocated practitioner or ‘lead professional’, where appropriate and undertake appropriate strengths-based assessments, and participate in multi-agency, multi-disciplinary working, whilst taking a person-centred approach.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Social Work England registered.
  • Have a recognised Social Work Qualification.
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Detailed knowledge of Health and Social Care systems.
  • Detailed understanding of Adults Safeguarding.
  • Detailed understanding of key legislation and guidance underpinning work with adults.
  • Sound knowledge of evidence based social work models, approaches and interventions.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Able to build rapport.
  • Demonstrate excellent judgement.
  • Effective communication and analytical skills.
  • Effective skills in persuasion.
  • High level of organisational skills.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
  • Ability to practice in accordance with HCPC standards at all times.
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement; constantly looking for better ways of doing things.
  • A proactive ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to contribute to ideas and suggestions.


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.



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Job Ref: Stoke on Trent 5246725
Social Worker x7 - Adults
Client Category: Local Authority

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Social Worker x7 - Adults
Client Category: Local Authority

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