Social Worker

Job details
Posting date: 22 April 2021
Salary: £31,346 to £34,728 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 17 May 2021
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire
Company: Cheshire East
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: E854

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Cheshire East Council (CEC) is looking for experienced and self-motivated Grade 9 Social Workers to join our innovative and friendly Adult Community Team. You should be able to undertake person centred and strengths-based assessments either within the individual’s own home, hospital or Care Home, with the aim of improving client outcomes for the residents of Cheshire East.

Additionally, this post will provide a wide range of learning and training opportunities and includes joint working across the Health and Social Care sector. This post is an excellent opportunity to progress your career and is suitable for any experienced Social Worker.

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

The Adult Community Teams are part of the wider Care Community Partnerships with GP’s, Matrons, Mental Health services, Housing and voluntary sector services as they take a collaborative approach to supporting people within its footprint.

The Community Teams provide support for any adults over the age of 18 years and includes, complex adult safeguarding, those with a learning disability, autism, mental health concerns, physical disabilities and homelessness.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced Social Workers which requires the use of all the core skills, knowledge and Social Work values including good communication, decision making skills and the ability to work under pressure. The successful applicant will need to be able to adopt a flexible approach to their work and be a good team player.

What we are looking for:

•We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced Social Workers who have good knowledge of adult safeguarding, mental capacity and sound Best Interest decisions making including knowledge of Court of Protection issues.

•The candidate should be self-motivated with excellent communication skills and the ability to work both autonomously within the Adult Community Teams and wider Multi-disciplinary arena. Organisational skills and time management is key to effectively managing caseloads.

•The candidates should be able to provide a client centred approach to care and demonstrate sound knowledge through evidence-based assessments and management of support in a variety of situations.

•It will be essential for the post holder to work autonomously within the Council’s policies and professional practice, in addition to maintaining accurate and comprehensive client documentation.

The post holder will be based at Macclesfield, but home working is available and there may be a necessity to travel to other bases. Cheshire East Council operates a ‘flexible and mobile’ working policy. For further information please contact Diane Cuffe, Locality Manager on 01625 374786 or

Cheshire East Council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults across the Borough. As such, any cautions, convictions, reprimands or final warnings that are ‘not protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013) relating to the non-disclosure of spent convictions do not apply to this job. You must therefore, disclose whether you have any previous convictions where prompted to do so within the application process.

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