Adult Care Social Worker in Rochdale Borough Council

Do you want to make a difference and to support others? Do you want to join a friendly, flexible and passionate team? Are you up for a new and exciting challenge?

 If yes, then an exciting opportunity has arisen to work as an Adult Care Worker in Rochdale Borough Council. The successful candidate will be working in the department of Directorate of Integrated Care and Health and will be required to meet the requirements for this role.

Welcome to Rochdale Adult Care, part of the Rochdale’s award winning adult care Services department. It is an exciting time across Adult Care, as we embark and continue on our change and transformation journey to truly make a difference to the lives of our residents.

Their workforce is their biggest asset and a lot has been done which we are really proud of but there is a lot still to do. They are looking for amazing people who share their vision and values to join our team and have some fantastic opportunities for a motivated and forward thinking Social Worker to join one of their teams.

The Council currently have Social Work opportunities in these areas: Prevention and Early Assessment, Hospital Discharge Flow Hub, Integrated Neighbourhood Teams, Preparing for Adulthood, Learning Disability and Autism.

The Adult Front Door Service is the first point of contact for individuals seeking health, social care and wellbeing support and is responsible for Adult Care’s initial care, prevention and risk management response. The team consists of a range of practitioners including social workers, support planners, prevention workers and triage assistants with a focus on multi-agency collaboration to provide a person-centred response to all contacts to effectively support individuals and carers to live well, safely and as independently as possible.

Position: Adult Social Worker

Salary: £35,745 – £37,336 per annum

Job Type: Full Time

Location: UK

Main Duties

  • Ensuring that older people and younger adults with a disability or vulnerability, eligible for social care receive both an assessment and any subsequent support necessary to meet their identified social care needs. The main tasks are:
  • Undertaking direct work with adults, older people, and their families and carers, using a strength based approach to assess for eligible social care needs, whilst problem solving and completing appropriate risk assessments to ensure a safeguarding approach is taken.
  • To ensure that people are discharged from hospital in a timely fashion and that they and their carers receive services for which they are eligible (this will be a core role for some Social work staff).
  • Designing a creative support plan based on an individual’s assessed eligible needs and indicative budget, ensuring that universal services and natural support are considered.
  • Encouraging the use of direct payments for individuals to purchase their own care and provide or signpost the relevant support necessary.
  • Utilising the support planning process to negotiate, problem solve and promote input from informal and formal community networks to ensure personal budgets achieve service user outcomes and maximise independent living and well-being.
  • Undertake the review/re-assessment of individual needs, instigating the calculation of a revised indicative budget if needs have changed.
  • Ensuring that the principles of the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 are acted upon, in line with the Social Work Standards of Proficiency, as outlined by Social work England.
  • Establishing and developing effective collaborative working relationships with other Council services, other statutory agencies, independent and third sector providers.
  • Identifying and ensuring the appropriate response to individuals who are vulnerable and appear to be at risk of significant harm – keeping people safe (bearing in mind the right to self-determination for those with capacity)
  • Undertake mental capacity assessments, in line with the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and ensuring the best interests of individuals are met.
  • Ensuring commitment to the Professional Capabilities Framework and continuous professional development, as outlined the Social Work England.


  • You will be an effective multi-tasker with excellent organisational skills and the ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.
  • You will be motivated and forward thinking, who can demonstrate professionalism and enthusiasm
  • You will be a team player
  • You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • You will have excellent ICT skills and be able to use a range of packages including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • You will have a real attention for detail and be able to maintain accurate and detailed records using both manual and electronic systems.


  • Training and development opportunities
  • A supportive and enthusiastic service
  • Salary up to £37,336
  • Re-imbursement of registration costs
  • Permanent positions
  • Chances to progress
  • Support to join and complete your ASYE
  • Completed ASYE – support to progress to Grade 8
  • Develop and progress your CPD for Social Work England
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous Leave Entitlement
  • Work Life Balance Scheme:
  • Pension: You will have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

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Application Deadline

July 21, 2024

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