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Adult Social Care

Roles for caring people that want to make a difference

 

If you know how to connect with people, are a great listener and want to focus on what people can achieve, not what they can’t, then working in social care could be for you.

 

The Council and our partners provide services that support people in west Cheshire, offering a range of opportunities for you to form a successful career in adult social care. We’re committed to providing excellent Adult Social Care services.

 

At the Council, we’re one team, putting what matters to people first and investing in a number of roles, both qualified and non-qualified, across our services to grow our dynamic teams.

 

Wherever you are in your life or whether you’re looking to work with people with learning disabilities, older people or those with mental health issues, there is something to suit you in Adult Social Care. If you want meaningful work, to feel valued in your role, career progression, pay progression or a great work-life balance, this is where you’ll find it.

 

We’re a forward-thinking, teaching council, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to learn on the job and a clear pathway for you to progress. We grow our own, and most of our managers progress from within the Council to more senior roles.

What we can offer you

  • Competitive pay for the adult social care sector

  • Excellent pension scheme with 22 per cent employer contributions – compared to the typical three per cent

  • Generous holiday allowance of 26 days (pro rata), increasing to 31 days after five years of service

  • Reward and salary sacrifice schemes

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

Our Adult Social Care teams

You could join the Council’s Adult and Social Care team as a social worker, occupational therapist or occupational therapist assessor and work across our services to help people receive the best support possible to suit their needs.

 

As part of a report produced by the Standards for Employers of Social Workers, our social workers named us in the top ten of councils to work for in the UK, sitting third in the north west.

Supporting people with learning disabilities and older people

 

Our in-house service, Vivo Care Choice, works with people with learning disabilities and autism, as well as older people, across west Cheshire. By joining the team, you could support people in day services, respite care, supported living or Shared Lives – a matching service that links those using services with people that share their interests and have time to give.  There are also opportunities to progress from support workers to management roles.

 

You’ll be out and about in the community, working with local people and organisations to create opportunities for people that will really benefit from your commitment.

Partners

The Council commissions many different organisations to deliver adult social care services in the local community.  By working closely with our social workers, these providers put in place the best possible support for people who depend on us.

Providing short-term help so people can maximise their independence

The Council’s Reablement team offers short-term support to people in the community so they can regain their independence as quickly as possible and enjoy their life.
 

People accessing this service are usually supported for no more than six weeks, with the Reablement team visiting people regularly in their home to offer any support they might need on their journey to regaining independence.

Apprenticeships

 

If you’re starting out in the world of work, or looking at a career change, the Council’s apprenticeship programme provides a great opportunity for you to begin your career in adult social care, with a clear pathway for you to continue your career development.

 

Not only will you gain valuable experience in the workplace, but you’ll also go on to achieve a qualification at the same time.

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