How you'll make a difference

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Social Worker to join the Resilience Services.

We are looking for a caring, experienced or newly qualified social worker to work in our Home to Decide Team, dedicated to supporting our local residents following hospital discharge within South Gloucestershire.

You will help improve the quality of services provided to adults with care, working closely within a team of professionals to ensure that agreed performance and quality standards are achieved across the team and that working practices meet statutory and local requirements that optimise outcomes for service users. 

What will you be doing
 
  • You will hold cases and be responsible for carrying out Care Act assessments with adults following Pathway 1 hospital discharges.
  • You will work closely with the Home to Decide Care Responders to write reablement support plans to motivate service users to regain confidence, achieve goals and re gain independence as far as possible.
  • You will review service plans and work alongside Responders, giving guidance, advice and feedback as appropriate.
  • Using your knowledge and expertise you will work as part of the multi- professional team.
  • You will ensure cases are managed within accordance with the Safeguarding procedures for vulnerable people.
  • It will be your responsibility to ensure records are kept in accordance with professional standards.
  • You will work within the Mental Capacity Act undertaking assessments of capacity and best interest decisions where required. 

What we need from you

  • You will hold a relevant professional qualification e.g Social Work Diploma or equivalent and be registered with the Social Work England.
  • You will have relevant post qualifying experience in a social care or health setting or possess transferable skills and knowledge.
  • You will be able to provide evidence of on-going continuous professional development, knowledge of current legislation and practice relating to social care with the ability to be able to assess and manage risk.  
  • It is essential that you can prioritise your work, meet deadlines and work under pressure.

Please note that due to the nature of this role it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance.

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work. 

What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos. We are a relatively small local authority, so managers know staff well. They can plan their services to ensure teams have manageable caseloads and have effective supervision so feel supported to make decisions which are right for the children and young people they work with.  

What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos, the support and the training.   

If you want to develop a specialism, you’ll get the support you need and your cases will be aligned with your areas of expertise.

Seniors and managers will genuinely listen at panel and will support you to ensure your service user’s needs are met. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Ensuring all our staff are given right skills, knowledge and support to recognise and respond effectively to potential abuse or neglect.

We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.  

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here. 

  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of.  
  • We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life. 
  • We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.    

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference. 

For more infiormation, please contact Anthony Holliday, Senior Practitioner Social Worker on 01454 863703 or email anthony.holliday@southglos.gov.uk.

This post is for an limited term contract due to end 2nd January 2026.
 
 
 

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