Adults Social Workers

Passionate about delivering high-quality social work?

Working for BCP Council you can play a part in delivering the essential public services that improve lives and protect the most vulnerable in our community.

Whether you are newly qualified, more experienced or are returning to work after a career break, there will be opportunities for you to join our teams serving Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole.

In addition to living in an area with outstanding beaches and stunning countryside, we also offer excellent training, a competitive salary and other great benefits. 

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How we work

BCP Council supports a culture that fosters excellence and collaboration – a place where social workers are empowered to be creative and share ideas and advice. The teams are structured to encourage and develop multi-disciplinary working, particularly with NHS partners.

We support our social workers to ensure they have the resources they need to make a difference where it counts.

As an Adult BCP Social Worker, you will:

  • Work in partnership with service users to enable them to live as independently as possible
  • Implement the principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Provide cover and support to the duty system
  • Carry out continuing health care assessments and safeguarding investigations
  • Ensure improved outcomes for vulnerable adults
  • Have an excellent working knowledge of the 2014 Care Act
  • Comprehensive support for ASYE applicants
  • Opportunity for a specialist role within the Sight and Hearing team

What you can expect

Nearly 50% of our employees in social care jobs work flexibly and 83% of employees in BCP felt that their manager was considerate of their home life. 

With excellent training, a competitive salary and great benefits, BCP Council is the ideal place to start or progress your career.

  • Full Induction

You will receive a structured approach to your induction to orientate to your new environment involving on-line and classroom-based training, shadowing opportunities and mentoring. During this induction period you will have a protected caseload.

  • Manageable and diverse caseloads

We recognise that caseload management is not just a numbers game. We will work with you to ensure a balanced approach to managing your workload.

  • Continuing Professional Development

You will be encouraged to develop your skills through training and reflective practice. Dedicated CPD time is available. We also work closely with Bournemouth University which has a well-established post-qualifying programme of learning. This supports career development through access to programmes such as Best Interest Assessor and Practice Educator training.

  • Quality Reflective Supervision

Regular opportunities are provided for reflective practice through dedicated 1:1 supervision with your professional line manager and annual appraisals to review your practice and career development. You will also receive:

    • Peer support opportunities
    • Career progression such as DOLS and safeguarding
    • Supporting students and unqualified colleagues

Working at BCP Council

­­At BCP Council, we have the opportunity to make our thriving, world-class area a vibrant and diverse city region by the sea.

To transform and improve our services we are looking for committed and resilient social care professionals who will be fully supported to become the best practitioner that they can whilst developing a meaningful career. 

We have a diverse, multi-cultural population, a thriving local economy, as well as pockets of significant deprivation with their associated social challenges.   This means you will be supported to manage a diverse, interesting and varied portfolio of work. We have developed some innovative ways of responding through our partnerships and by our services, but we need to do more to meet the complex challenges.

About Adult Social Care in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

BCP Council area has one of the highest proportions of older people with high levels of care needs in the country.

Our adult social care service provides long-term support to over 3,600 people including arranging domiciliary care and care home provision; delivering hospital discharge services including preventing hospital admission and helps keep people safe through quality safeguarding services. The quality of regulated social care - care homes and home care provision - in the local area is very good with 89% of providers being rated as good or outstanding. Alongside the 158 care homes and 85 home care agencies working in the area, there is extra care housing, supported living, day opportunities and advocacy services plus a wide variety of independent and voluntary sector providers who offer support within our local communities. 

Benefits and support that you can expect in your role

At BCP Council we have embraced flexible working options to support work/life balance. Nearly 50% of our employees in social care jobs work flexibly, over 90% said they were happy with their annual leave entitlement, and 83% of employees in BCP felt that their manager was considerate of their home life. 

In addition to living in an area with outstanding beaches, stunning countryside with access to London in less than 2 hours, there is also a wide range of additional benefits of working for BCP Council which can be found here.

If you are committed, driven and have the ideas and passion to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities, then we want to hear from you.

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