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Social Worker - Adult Care

Rochdale Council


Job ref: RO-41306

Location: various location in Rochdale Borough

Salary: £29,577 -£39,880 per annum

Grade: 7/8

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent & 12 months temporary contract

Closing Date: 1 November 2020

Interview Date: 19 November 2020

Rochdale Adult Care is pleased to offer a number of opportunities for qualified social workers to join Adult Care Services, offering an excellent opportunity to join a vibrant and creative authority.

The post holder will be expected to be dynamic fast paced individuals, who hold the appropriate social work skills, experience and motivation to work with Adults and their carers, whilst working within timescales and deadlines to produce a high quality of work. In return you will have the opportunity to further develop and progress your social work practice and skills within a supportive and enthusiastic service, with opportunity to undertake a variety of appropriate training and development courses.

It is expected that the post holders will have some knowledge or experience of social work practice within an Adult Care setting, using the strength based approach to assessments, support planning and offering advice and guidance to colleagues, service users and carers, as within the objectives of the Care Act 2014. Additionally, social workers are expected to promote the independence and well-being of service users and carers, utilising natural support and the voluntary sector, ensuring creativity and dynamic support planning.

The Neighbourhood Teams within Rochdale are as follow and include the various aspects of Safeguarding and Risk Assessment work carried with people over 18.

Rochdale Central

Rochdale East


Rochdale West



The post holder’s must be able to demonstrate an ability to travel around the Borough of Rochdale.

In accordance with Section 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 this post requires the ability to converse at ease with the members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English.

Casual User Car Allowance is payable

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS including a barred list check against the adult workforce

Please click on the links below:

• Job description and person specification.pdf

• Policy on recruitment of ex-offenders.pdf

• Privacy Notice

• Support for Armed Forces.pdf

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff to share this commitment.

Rochdale Borough Council is a great place to work. Please click here for information on Riverside One and the borough of Rochdale.

At Rochdale Borough Council we are committed to our Values and Behaviours.

· Proud of the difference we make

· Passionate about the diversities of the Borough

· Pioneering and Open in our Approach

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. This means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.

Graduated Mandatory Unpaid Leave is applicable for this post, there will be a pay deduction from salary each month equating to 4 days per year. This will be pro rata for part time/part year employees.

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