Our 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)
  • pay progression scheme to enable our Social Workers to accelerate through the pay grade as you gain experience and skills.
  • 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for A Front of House Social Worker to be based at  Addenbrookes Hospital.

The role requires an experienced worker with a good knowledge of social and health pathways of support. Working autonomously alongside therapy and health colleagues within the Accident and Emergency Department of the hospital, you will ensure prevention support with timely discharge avoiding the need for admission wherever possible.

You will work alongside The Adult Early Help team who provide advice and support to anyone over the age of 18, who is seeking support or social care and will be part of our Prevention and Early Intervention services made up of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Adult Support Coordinators and Welfare Benefit Advisors from a variety of backgrounds. You will be part of the service offering support to individuals and also to families and carers.

As a council Cambridgeshire will support individuals to look at their individual learning outcomes and offer a wide range of training and apprenticeships.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Grace Clark on 07770934679 or graceE.clark@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don’t wait 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.

IMPORTANT: Roles based in Cambridge University Hospital will require you to able to evidence that you have had a number of vaccinations, or to be willing to undergo a blood test to evidence this. If you have not had the required vaccinations, you may be required to do so prior to starting employment. As part of your pre-employment checks you will need to provide evidence of your vaccinations. Your employment will not commence until this evidence is received. Please contact us for more information on this, including which vaccinations are required.

About you

You will have a good understanding of all relevant legislation to a level where you can confidently challenge health colleagues where required. You will also have experience of assessing needs and providing support. A good knowledge of the health system and the support it offers is important.

You will need to have good and accurate literacy, numeracy and administrative skills and the ability to analyse information to solve general queries.

It is imperative that you have strong communication skills, a confident telephone manner and can work on your own initiative.

Good planning and organisation skills will be key, and you should be used to working under pressure to meet deadlines, allowing flexibility and resilience.

You will need a good working knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005. Experience of multi-disciplinary working to enable best outcomes for individuals.

You must be a Qualified Social Worker with current Social Work England Registration

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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