About the role
Principal Social Worker / Care Manager
(Part Time – 22.5hrs p/w - Pro-Rata) Working pattern is Monday - Wednesday 9am - 5pm.
Are you experienced and confident in health or social care with the skills to support and supervise a bustling and fast-paced team of front-line social care workers? Are you qualified as a Social Worker or relevant Health professional?
Do you have a passion and commitment to work alongside people, to enable them to live their best life possible?
Do you want to be part of a developing dynamic and creative culture, which seeks to connect individuals and their communities, to support people to find the right solutions, retaining choice and control over how they live their life?
At North Northamptonshire Council, a part-time Principal Social Worker/Principal Care Manager role has arisen within our Wellingborough/East Northants Inclusion Team. We work with individuals of a working age, living with needs arising from Physical disability, Mental health, Autism, ADHD, and Acquired Brain Injury. We use a strengths-based outcome focussed approach and utilise the 3 conversations model which means engaging people in a conversational model enabling them to tell us what is important and really matters to them. Our team focus on Conversation 3, empowering and enabling progression, working within the Care Act to support in the arrangement and review of care or access to a personal budget to meet assessed needs.
We know that our staff are key to our success, and we are looking for someone with enthusiasm, ambition, creativity, and commitment to our values to help us to achieve the best possible outcomes for people in the community. We are keen to find someone who can promote these values and to guide and enable staff to support people, co-produce, connect with partner organisations and build relationships within our area.
We’d love to hear from you if…
• You are proactive, and can think creatively
• You exercise professional curiosity rather than accept things at face value or make decisions based on assumptions
• You demonstrate problem solving abilities, working alongside people to enable them to find their own solutions.
• You have a real commitment to identifying and promoting people’s strengths, hopes and aspirations
• You have a passion for connecting and working in partnership with people and their situation.
• You are willing and able to work collaboratively with a wide range of partners, including community groups and the voluntary sector, Health and Housing
• You understand the legislative frameworks which govern the work we do as adult social care workers, including Safeguarding and making safeguarding personal.
The team are also working towards a team structure in 2024 that brings all three conversations together, for those accessing Adult Social Care for the locality of Wellingborough. For more details on this, you are welcome to take up the invitation for an informal conversation prior to application.
If you would like to discuss the role further, please do not hesitate to contact Melissa Armstrong 07881 005625
- a competitive salary
- a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
- opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
- generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
- agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.
We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.
Our priorities are:
- helping people live active fulfilled lives
- caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
- enabling a thriving and successful economy
- leading on a green and sustainable environment
- ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
- providing modern public services
Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.
Your differences make us different - Achieve Together.
We are undertaking consultation with the Trade Unions on terms and conditions and the future NNC pay structure and during this time are appointing new employees on interim spot salaries. You will be advised of the outcome and any impact on your role once this work is complete.