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Social Workers

(Potential relocation package of up to £8,000 and local government benefits)
 
It’s a job that makes a difference in ways that most of us can only begin to imagine. It’s a job that can save and transform lives.
 
Our town is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s Children and Families teams endeavour to reflect this innovation, and are constantly assessing the service that we provide. Our Children’s Services are fully integrated with health, working alongside other specialist professionals which helps us ensure that children in Swindon get the best possible outcomes.
 
We are looking experienced Social Workers who are committed to the task of ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive high quality effective and protective services. With your experience you will really make a difference to Children and Young People in Swindon, giving them the support they really need to develop essential life skills and achieve their goals. Our teams use local insight to develop a more focused, relevant and effective service.
 
Join us, and you’ll be helping to develop and implement new and exciting ways of working through using the Safeguarding Framework to shape even better outcomes for Swindon Borough’s young people and their families.
 
Once you’re part of our team, we want you to stay. In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive regular support, supervision and appraisals, as well as a range of benefits, including a competitive salary, flexible working and childcare vouchers.
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough, plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
So if you want to help shape the future of a social care service that already striving to be the best and you’re committed to ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive high quality effective and protective outcomes, we want to hear from you.
 
 
 
Closing date: 11th May 2015

  • Reference no: 1837
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £29,556 – £39,096 p.a. dependent on experience
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: Grade Q
  • Closing Date: 11th May 2015

Independent Reviewing Officer

(Potential relocation package of up to £8,000 and local government benefits

37 hours per week)
 

“With your skills of analysis and assessment, you’ll help us shape the future of social care in Swindon”

 
This opportunity in our well established and experienced team is based within Safeguarding and Quality Assurance. The team is focussed on improving outcomes for children and young people and we’ll be looking to you to use your exceptional skills of analysis and assessment to improve and enhance the services we provide.
 
Knowledge & Experience
Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and will be required to provide evidence of this:
·         Extensive post-qualifying experience.
·         Experience of chairing complex meetings
·         Experience of managing complex Child Protection and Looked After Children work.
·         Supervisory or management experience
·         Knowledge of current and relevant child care legislation and guidance and procedures.
·         Ability to assess risks
·         Ability to monitor; analyse and interpret management information
·         Ability to resolve conflict and negotiate effectively
·         Experience of working in partnership with families.
·         Experience of multi-agency working.
·         Experience in report writing and maintaining appropriate records
 
You will hold a professional qualification of Social Work or equivalent, be HCPC registered with proven management experience, have excellent communication skills and have sound working knowledge of current legislation and safeguarding practices.
 
If you want to help shape the future of a social care service that is striving to be the best and you’re committed to ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive high quality effective and protective outcomes, we want to hear from you.
Please click on the link to apply http://socialworkswindon.co.uk/?p=1236
 
If you have any queries or would like to discuss any particular aspect of the role, please contact:
Kelly George
Tel: 01793 465202
E-mail:
kgeorge@swindon.gov.uk
 
Closing Date: 11th May 2015

  • Reference no: 1838
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: Up to £44,603
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 11th May 2015

Social Work Assistant Team Manager

(Potential relocation package of up to £8,000 and local government benefits
37 hours per week)
 
It’s a job that makes a difference in ways that most of us can only begin to imagine … it’s a job that can save and transform lives.
 
As an Assistant Team Manager you’ll play a key role in ensuring high quality, day to day service delivery to children and families managing, supporting and developing your team. You can expect to manage a team of around six social workers and two or three social care workers under the guidance of a Social Work Group Manager.
 
You will have demonstrable experience of managing and supervising staff including performance management, formal supervision and appraisal. In providing clear leadership and direction to the team, you will have skills in mentoring/coaching staff in managing complex cases. You will focus on delivering good outcomes with timely interventions at the right level; within statutory guidelines and with given resource and budget availability.
 
You will also hold a professional qualification of Social Work or equivalent, be HCPC registered with proven management experience, have excellent communication skills and have sound working knowledge of current legislation and safeguarding practices. Working alongside colleagues from health and other practitioners, statutory agencies and with independent and third sector partners, you will contribute to the development of services to improve the experience of children and families.
 
Flexibility and adaptability to the needs of our services are the key attributes needed for this role, and in return Swindon offers excellent opportunities for professional development, regular supervision and promotes a work and life balance.
 
If you have the background and experience to deliver in this exciting and challenging role, we want to hear from you. Check out the full details by downloading the Role Profile – Social Work Operational Manager (PDF 44Kb). If, having read this, if you have any queries or would like to discuss any particular aspect of the role, please contact:
Kelly George
Tel: 01793 465202
 
So if you want to help shape the future of a social care service that already striving to be the best and you’re committed to ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive high quality effective and protective outcomes, we want to hear from you.
 
Closing date: 11th May 2015

  • Reference no: 1839
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £33,390 - £44,603 per annum
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 11th May 2015

Social Work Group Manager – Fostering and Adoption

In Children Services, we strongly believe in the value of family life. We know that most children thrive best in the care of their own families, and where families are having problems we will do all we can to support parents in the continuing care for their children. When this is not possible the Fostering & Adoption Team are instrumental in matching the needs of the children with the abilities and skills of prospective foster carers and adopters that are based in and around the Swindon area.
 
Providing leadership to the Fostering and Adoption team, you will determine priorities, assess needs, and manage the team’s delivery and performance. You will have an in-depth understanding and experience of safeguarding and an ability to promote positive outcomes for children in line with national standards.  You will also contribute to the strategic development of Swindon’s integrated Children, Families and Community Health teams more widely.
 
If you are already an experienced social care manager or assistant team manager  with demonstrable knowledge and experience in Fostering and/or Adoption services, excellent communication skills and managing a budget and data competence, this could be an ideal opportunity to progress your career.
 
If you have the background and experience to deliver in this exciting and challenging role, we want to hear from you.
 
HCPC registration, an ability to travel throughout the Borough and an enhanced DBS disclosure are essential for this role.
 
 

Closing date: 11th May 2015

 

 

 

 

To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk

 

 

 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:

 

 

HR Shared Service

Swindon Borough Council

1st Floor Wat Tyler West

Beckhampton Street

Swindon

SN1 2JG

 

 

 

  • Reference no: 1881
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children & Families
  • Salary: Salary: £37,949 - £50,813
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 11th May 2015

Social Work Team Manager

It’s a job that makes a difference in ways that most of us can only begin to imagine … it’s a job that can save and transform lives.
 
In this role, you’ll be responsible for developing and ensuring high quality service provision for children and families, providing leadership to operational teams. Leading three or four teams you will determine priorities, assess needs and safeguard children to promote positive outcomes in line with national standards.
 
In initiating and delivering strategies and plans you’ll work closely with other areas of children’s services, partners and other agencies and ensure that performance expectations are known and understood by all staff. You’ll contribute to the strategic development of children’s social care and Children, Families and Community Health more widely by taking lead responsibility for your part of the service and specific aspects of work, developing skills and knowledge of the team.
 
You will have the lead responsibility for issues that relate to safeguarding children ensuring that all guidance, procedure and practice around safeguarding children are followed.
 
You’ll be an experienced social care manager; motivated, an excellent communicator, data competent, experienced in quality improvement and budget management keen to develop your career. You will be expected to provide accurate, timely monitoring and activity reports on service delivery. In return we offer a compelling career opportunity with scope to shape service delivery working alongside health and other practitioners to provide a wide range of high quality resources to support children and their families.
 
If you have the background and experience to deliver in this exciting and challenging role, we want to hear from you. Check out the full details by downloading the Role Profile – Social Work Group Manager.
 
If, having read this, if you have any queries or would like to discuss any particular aspect of the role, please contact:
 
Kelly George
Tel: 01793 465202
E-mail : kgeorge@swindon.gov.uk
 
Closing date: 11th May 2015
 
Job Description: Social Work Team Manager
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1887
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Services
  • Salary: £37,949 - £50,813
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 11th May 2015

Step Up to Social Work

Social work with children and families is a challenging but rewarding way to make a real difference in people’s lives.  You’ll need to get alongside families from all sorts of backgrounds facing difficulties and have the skills and judgment to make the right decisions at the right time to protect children. 

 
Social workers say knowing children you have helped are safe and thriving can be one of the biggest rewards in the job.
 
Join the latest cohort of the successful Step Up to Social Work training programme and you’ll get a (Post Graduate) Diploma in Social Work, as well as intensive hands-on experience of working in a social work role. We can train you in 14 months, with all your course fees paid, and you’ll benefit from £19,833 bursary to support you for the duration of the course.
 
Local authorities in the South West region have joined together in partnership to offer this opportunity locally for the first time including Dorset, Bournemouth , Poole and Wiltshire, as well as Somerset, Gloucestershire, BANES, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and North Somerset.
 
We’re looking for strong graduates who have experience of working with children, young people and families and who can also demonstrate their maturity and emotional resilience.
 
Do you have what it takes?
 
You’re eligible if you can demonstrate you already have:
 
 A minimum 2:1 level 6 degree qualification.
 Or, an honours degree plus a higher degree (level 7or above).
 
Plus
 
 Grade C or above GSCE in English and Maths (or equivalent).
 Experience of working with children, young people and families.
 Emotional resilience and maturity.
 
For more information and to complete an online application form visit:
www.stepuptosocialwork.co.uk
 
or contact Jan Wilson: Jswilson@swindon.gov.uk or Maria Young: MYoung@swindon.gov.uk
 
Online applications close: 1 May 2015.

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: £19,833 Bursary
  • Hours: Various
  • Grade: N/A
  • Closing Date: 1st May 2015

Project Coordinator - Fresh Moves Project

The aim of the project is to engage 10 -19 year olds who are disengaged, excluded and/or involved in antisocial behaviour into alternative positive and healthy activities.

 
This project is funded by Wiltshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. The post is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2016 with potential for continued funding in 2016/17.
 
We are looking to recruit an energetic, enthusiastic and motivated youth worker to join one of our Integrated Locality Teams. You will be nationally qualified or have relevant experience with a proven track record of delivering high quality youth work.
 
You will be expected to deliver to the needs of young people across the Borough of Swindon, using a variety of methods to include generic building based provision, mobile work, detached work, specific project work and residential work.
 
The integrated locality teams consist of a variety of professionals delivering universal and targeted ‘Early Help’ services to families, children and young people 0–19 years. The teams consist of health visitors, school nurses, educational psychologists, speech and language therapists, mental health workers, youth engagement workers, family nurses and education welfare officers. You will be expected to work in partnership with the integrated teams in order to offer the best possible services to and with young people.
 
We will look to you to use your initiative to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate a variety of youth programmes with young people, ensuring the aims of the project remain at the centre of planning and delivery. The aim will be to promote their participation in activities, ensuring that they are actively involved in the project’s decision-making processes, whilst offering them challenging opportunities in a supportive environment and recognising their achievements through formal accreditation programs.
 
You will need to have excellent communication skills and an ability to prioritise your own workload. In return you can expect our commitment to your continuing professional development.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will also be required.
 
Closing date: 30th April 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 

  • Reference no: 1904
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £25,646 - £29,191 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 30th April 2015

Neighbourhood Warden x2

We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join our team as Neighbourhood Wardens to deliver a customer focused service to help maintain clean and safe neighbourhoods in Council housing areas in Swindon.

 
With your strong commitment to safe and clean neighbourhoods you will be involved in a range of manual duties such as clearing fly-tipping, graffiti and litter, and you will also provide a service to remove unwanted items for Council tenants. You will also regularly inspect blocks of Council flats to remove fire hazards and obstructions, and will carry out cleaning in communal areas of high rise blocks. You will also deal, less frequently, with removal of needles, dog fouling and dead animals on Housing owned land.
 
You will engage with local communities to promote respect for people, property and the environment, and to encourage residents, including young people, to make a positive contribution to improving local areas. This will include initiatives in schools and with local community groups.
 
You will need to be numerate and literate for record keeping purposes, with excellent communication skills including basic IT knowledge. You will have a friendly and cheerful approach along with considerable experience of face-to-face contact with the public. You should also be physically fit with an ability to carry out strenuous manual labour, including the use of petrol driven gardening equipment.  If you have experience of carrying out very basic repairs this would be an advantage.
 
As you will be required to drive a Council van as part of your duties, a full driving licence is essential. A DBS disclosure will also be required.
 
Closing date: 30th April 2015
Interview dates: 13th and/or 14th May 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Neighbourhood Wardens
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1907
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Housing
  • Salary: From £17,932 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 30th April 2015

Educational Psychologist

An exciting opportunity is available within the Swindon Educational Psychology Service (EPS). Swindon is an innovative place to work, providing both challenges and opportunities for EPs. It is a small Unitary Authority that is easily accessible.  

 
The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is a well-respected, valued team with good relationships with schools and other partners. We provide both statutory services on behalf of the Local Authority and have a successful traded service to schools that has allowed us to grow the team. We are committed to multi-agency working and improving outcomes for children and families. We are developing our skills in applying psychology in a multi-disciplinary context for the benefit of families and the community. The EPS operates within an integrated Early Help service that includes health, social care, education and youth professionals.  A recent Ofsted inspection described our Early Help services as a strength.
 
Please consider making an application if you are:
 
·        Committed to supporting the inclusion of vulnerable children and young people
·        Place children and young people at the centre of your practice
·        Creative, flexible, positive and focused on solutions
·        Able to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary team
·        Able to develop positive working relationships with other practitioners and partners
·        Pro-active in developing and sharing your knowledge and skills.
 
EPs are encouraged to develop a specialism. We offer regular support and supervision, appraisals, induction, excellent CPD opportunities and flexible working practices. The Service is committed to an inclusive philosophy and practice.
 
We welcome applications from EPs in Training (TEPs) who will qualify in 2015.  
 
For an informal discussion please contact Karin Twiss, Senior Educational Psychologist on 07557 319897.  
 
We are committed to making our organisation as diverse as our community and therefore particularly welcome applications from people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, and people from other diverse communities who are currently under- represented within our organisation.
 
Closing date:  1st May 2015 
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Educational Psychologist
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1901
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £34,273 - £42,969
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Soulbury A
  • Closing Date: 1st May 2015

Casual Sessional Worker - BSL Specialist

The Aiming High Short Breaks Team work to develop positive activities and short breaks for children and young people with disabilities in Swindon. Here at Swindon Borough Council we want all children to have the best start in life and the ongoing support they and their families need to fulfill their potential.

 
As part of this team you will undertake activities with disabled children and young people with a hearing impairment, individually and in groups, providing practical BSL assistance.
 
Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent, ideally you will have a minimum of British Sign language Level 3, however consideration will be given to individuals who can demonstrate conversational standard without the qualification.
 
You will have experience of working with disabled children and young people, and share our passion for ensuring the best possible support is available. We will look to you to be committed to creating a diverse workforce to reflect the children and families we work with. Opportunities for training will be offered.
 
We are looking for workers who are available in the evenings, weekends and school holidays, but also welcome applications from workers who are available during the day. 
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 12 May 2015
Interview dates: 8, 9 &10 June 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Casual Sessional Worker BSL
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1905
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Young People and Families Service Delivery
  • Salary: £10.60 per hour
  • Hours: Casual
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 12th May 2015

Casual Sessional Worker

The Aiming High Shorts Break Team work to develop positive activities and short breaks for children and young people with disabilities in Swindon. Here at Swindon Borough Council we want all children to have the best start in life and the ongoing support they and their families need to fulfill their potential.

 
As a part of this team you will undertake activities with disabled children and young people, individually and in groups, providing practical assistance to families with disabled children.
 
Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent you will have experience of working with disabled children and young people, and share our passion for ensuring the best possible support is available. We will look to you to be committed to creating a diverse workforce to reflect the children and families we work with. Opportunities for training will be offered.
 
We are looking for workers who are available in the evenings, weekends and school holidays, but also welcome applications from workers who are available during the day. 
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 12 May 2015
Interview dates: 8, 9 &10 June 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Casual Sessional Worker
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1906
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Young People and Families Service Delivery
  • Salary: £9.29 per hour
  • Hours: Casual
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 12th May 2015

Student Specialist Community Health Practitioner (Health Visitors & School Nurses)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to train as a Student Specialist Community Health Practitioner within Swindon Borough Council. 

 
Swindon Borough Council is committed to increasing the number of Health Visitors/School Nurses nationally, and transforming practice to delivering improved outcomes for children and families.  Join us and help Swindon continue to make good progress in developing our local response to this programme.
 
Swindon has been innovative in its integration agenda and has well established local early support teams. These offer an effective way of working with children, young people and families.
 
In this role you will undertake specialist practitioner (SCPHN) training in order to develop your knowledge and skills required to function safely and effectively as a health visitor/school nurse. This will develop through practical experience, education and guidance from the Practice Educator and study at the University of the West of England (UWE).
 
In this post you will work as part of our integrated service team, delivering a high standard of service provision to children, young people and their families.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 5th May 2015
Interview date: 4th June 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1902
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Commissioning Children, Family and Community Health Services
  • Salary: £20,000 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 5th May 2015

Youth Engagement Workers

We are currently seeking 2 dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to join our successful Youth Engagement Worker Team based within our Early Support, Children, Families and Community Health teams.

 
You will need to have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, enthusiastic and be able to inspire young people. You must have an understanding of the complex and changing nature of relationships experienced by young people, and the pressures facing young people today.
 
The role will require someone with experience of working with challenging young people in a variety of settings, in order to support them to make successful transitions, reduce exclusion from education, or to re-engage young people in education, employment and learning.
 
You will need to be resilient and creative in order to build effective relationships with vulnerable young people with a variety of needs on an individual and group basis.
Being able to appropriately challenge and support them to overcome barriers to success, through a variety of targeted activities, and encouraging them to have high aspirations and achieve positive outcomes.
 
You will be expected to deliver impartial advice, guidance and support to vulnerable young people to enable them to make informed choices and decisions about their lives.
 
We would prefer you to have a relevant Level 4 qualification in youth work, or careers guidance but your proven experience of working with young people in a variety of settings is equally important.
 
Successful candidates will be required to undertake appropriate training for the role at the earliest opportunity.  This may require some study in your own time.
 
Flexible working including some evenings and weekends will be required.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact:
Jane Lyons Early Support Operational Manager – Central North.
Tel : 07818510513         
 
Closing date: 29th April 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Youth Engagement Workers
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1891
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families & Community Health
  • Salary: £25,646 - £29,191 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 29th April 2015

Circles Link Worker

The Circles of Support project supports older people to become less isolated and more resilient through social contact.  The project links volunteers to work on a one to one basis with older people at a time and frequency that suits them.

 
As a Link Worker you will be meeting older people, assessing their suitability as clients with the service and then matching community volunteers with clients.  You will be working independently on an outreach basis in the heart of the community.  You will be pivotal in enabling volunteers to support and coach people to participate in social activities to improve their well-being and quality of life.
 
Knowledge of the boundaries of confidentiality and safeguarding is essential along with familiarity of issues affecting older people and other vulnerable groups. You will have experience of building positive relationships ideally in a one to one setting as well as working collaboratively with other agencies.  Your listening skills will enable you to be sensitive and creative and in identifying and signposting to appropriate packages of support for Swindon Circles clients.
 
The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a wider team is required. You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills and be an active listener.
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 30th April 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Circles Link Worker
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1900
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Localities, Community Involvement & Volunteering
  • Salary: £22,032 - £24,693 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 30th April 2015

Community Researcher

We are currently seeking a Community Researcher to join our dynamic and successful Health and Wellbeing Team.

 
The successful candidate will be required to visit local groups and connect with key contacts.  You will identify, research and record community activities in a range of formats including an online directory.
 
You will share the information and contacts across both the Health and Wellbeing Team and the wider teams.
 
You will also take part in community research projects and support local people in accessing groups and activities.
 
You will have experience of working or volunteering in a community setting and knowledge of the local area.   Excellent communication skills and an understanding of equalities issues and the needs of a diverse community are required.
 
This is an opportunity to have a positive impact on the general health and wellbeing of people in Swindon.
 
A DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 29th April 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Community Researcher
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1908
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Localities, Community Involvement & Volunteering
  • Salary: From £14,952 pa
  • Hours: Various
  • Grade: K
  • Closing Date: 29th April 2015

Community Health Services Manager

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, pro-active and professional Specialist Community Health Services Manager. You will manage Children’s Paediatric Specialist Community Health Services including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and the Complex Health and Continuing Care Service. These health Services are delivered by Swindon Borough Council and commissioned by Swindon Clinical Commissioning group are based within an Integrated Service at the Salt Way Centre in Swindon.

 
Other services based within the centre include Specialist Early Years Services – Portage and an Opportunity Group, Learning Disability CAMHS – Specialist Community Nurses, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychiatry, Social Care – Social Workers and specialists delivering short break services and a range of visiting professionals including Community Paediatricians. There are strong working links with the local NHS Trust Hospital. We are soon to be joined by other locality based professionals including Health Visitors, Youth Engagement Workers, School Nurses, Education Welfare Officers and Educational Psychologists. There are many opportunities for joint and partnership working across all the professional disciplines.
 
We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is focussed on good outcomes and timely interventions? You must be an experienced community health professional who is able to model good leadership and management by taking responsibility for the provision of high-quality responsive services that can evidence their compliance with the CQC standards.
 
We will look to you to determine priorities, initiate and implement strategies and plans, develop operational business plans, interpret recent research, legislation and policy guidance for the delivery of the Councils Community Health services. Also, work closely with our partners and other external agencies.
 
You will be required to provide line management, performance management and supervisory responsibility for a range of professional leads across Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and the Complex Health and Continuing Care Service. You will ensure that staff are well managed, motivated and developed through learning opportunities that make use of evidence and effective methodologies, that enhances their professional practice, within service aims and objectives.
 
As a firm believer of Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination practices; you will ensure that diversity is respected and take account of the different needs of children and their carer’s, making sure that the decisions made and the service delivered is sensitive to the language, gender, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality and social background of all involved.
 
To be considered for this role, you will need:
 
-  Registered with a professional Health body such as the NMC or the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP)
- Demonstrable evidence of Management Development
- Post qualification professional development and evidence of diverse practice in a front line children’s community health setting.
- Management experience of recruitment, performance management, appraisal and direct responsibility for operational staff.
- High level budget management and audit skills.
- Detailed knowledge of legislation, statutory guidance and policy, and procedures relevant to the work of the Community Health Services.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.
 
Closing Date: 8th May 2015
Interview Date: W/C 18th May 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: NHS
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £45,091 - £50,813 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: S
  • Closing Date: 8th May 2015

Registered Nurse - SEQOL

Registered Nurse

Intermediate Care – Orchard Ward & Forest Ward
Salary:  £21,388 - £27,901 pro rata
Hours:   37.5, permanent
 
Swindon Intermediate Care Centre is a 56 bedded inpatient Rehabilitation unit admitting patients direct from the Community and accepting patients stepping down from the Acute Trust.
 
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Nurses.
 
The successful candidates will be an agent for change and be able to demonstrate effective communication skills. You should have excellent interpersonal skills - enjoy working in a patient focused interdisciplinary team. Responsibilities include: assessment, delivery and evaluation of client centred goals; putting the needs of the individual at the centre of all our work.
In addition to job satisfaction we can offer:-
  • A Friendly and Supportive Team Environment
  • A Dynamic patient centred approach to rehabilitation
  • An excellent opportunity to consolidate and develop your skills
Newly qualified registered nurses are welcome to apply.
Full time and part time hours available.
 
For an informal visit, please contact Matron Ernesto Sevilla Jnr or Ward Sisters Wendy O’Shea or Victoria Asante on 01793 605514 or 605501; and Ward Manager Antoine Shardan on 01793 605511.
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs.
 
Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Job Reference: 815-A-15-0528
 
For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695.
 
Closing Date:  6th May 2015

  • Reference no: SEQOL
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: SEQOL
  • Salary: £21,388 - £27,901 pro rata
  • Hours: 37.5 per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 6th May 2015

Care Assistant (Nights) - SEQOL

Care Assistant (Nights)

£7.46 per hour
30 hours per week
Fessey House
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
 
We are looking for an exceptional individual to assist us in the provision of excellent services to vulnerable adults. You will provide support to maintain our service users’ skills. We endeavour to maximise independence and maintain a high quality of life.
 
The ability to attend training and work in a team environment will be crucial to the position. Experience of working with elderly people is also essential, along with an NVQ Level 2 in care.  You must also be able to read and write in English.
 
You must have an awareness of Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
If you think this is you please complete the application form on the SEQOL website:
 
 
and return it to recruitment@seqol.org  or post to SEQOL, North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN
 
Closing Date:         11th May 2015
Interview Date:     19th May 2015

  • Reference no: SEQOL
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: SEQOL
  • Salary: £7.46 per hour
  • Hours: 30 per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 11th May 2015

Project Manager Community Navigator

This is an opportunity to manage an exciting Community Navigator project aimed at impacting positively on the health and wellbeing of people in Swindon.

 
You will be working alongside the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Swindon Borough Council’s Commissioners to ensure that the project meets the targets and delivers successful outcomes. You will also play a role in building relationships with the community and voluntary sector as well as local health care professionals.
 
You will plan, deliver and manage a team of committed and passionate Community Navigators. They will be based in GP practices and be connected to an Integrated Care Team. The aim of the project is to support clients to self-manage their long term health conditions and benefit from connectivity with their local community.
 
You will support the induction, training and supervision of 13 Navigators ensuring they are equipped and supported to fulfil their role.
 
You should have a relevant degree, professional qualification or substantial experience in health, management or community work. Experience of project management skills is essential and you should have experience analysing data to monitor and evaluate impact.
 
You will be dealing with vulnerable people and supporting others who are dealing with complex situations. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential as you will be dealing with confidential issues and people facing challenging times.
 
This is a varied role that puts the client and the community at its heart.
 
A DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 6th May 2015
Interviews commence week beginning: 18th May 2015
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1912
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Localities, Community Involvement & Volunteering
  • Salary: £29,556 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 6th May 2015

Service Manager - Early Help

This unique and exciting opportunity offers you the chance to lead on the delivery of the local authority’s early help service. As part of the Senior Management Team, alongside six other Service Managers, you will work with the Service Director/Head of Service to assist in the overall strategic management and delivery of the Children, Family and Community Health Service as a whole and ensure a seamless joined up approach to universal, targeted and statutory services.

 
Our Early Help Service is integrated and includes children’s community health, education and youth engagement practitioners.
 
Early Help was recognised as strength in the recent Ofsted and CQC inspections and we are now looking for someone who will carry on and build on this good work, has experience of leadership and management of children and young people’s services and is committed to supporting the delivery of effective family support services.
 
To be successful for this role, you must have considerable experience and understanding of early help and children’s services. You will also need to demonstrate experience of successful strategic and change management and have a track record of managing service performance.
 
You will be an ambitious leader, a clear strategic thinker with a proven ability to drive improvements in outcomes for Children and Young People. With an extensive knowledge and experience within the early help arena, you will help to shape and develop the service working alongside social care and other senior managers.
 
We will offer you a substantial package which combines support, reward and benefits as well as offering exciting career and personal development opportunities.
 
If you believe you have the background and experience to deliver in this exciting and challenging role, we want to hear from you. If you have any queries or would like to discuss any particular aspect of the role please contact:
 
Kelly George, tel: 01793 465202.  Email: kgeorge@swindon.gov.uk
 
Closing Date: 11 May 2015
Interview date: 18 May 2015
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1913
  • Category: Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Commissioning - Children, Families & Community Health - Senior Management Team
  • Salary: Up to £66,165
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: U
  • Closing Date: 11th May 2015

Children's Workforce Development Administrator

Here at Swindon Borough Council we currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our Children’s Workforce Development Team. You will organise and implement administrative processes, including arranging courses, booking venues and liaising with training providers.

 
Working as part of this small and friendly team, you will be responsible for supporting the team in an administrative capacity on a day-to-day basis.  You will also have the opportunity to get involved in the organisation of external events and conferences.
 
Educated to GCSE Level Maths and English Grade C minimum, or equivalent, you will have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and large database systems. You will be able to demonstrate skills of working flexibly and be able to produce work accurately and promptly. An exceptional communicator, you will also have experience in an organisational role.
 
Closing date: 18th May 2015
Interview Date: 2nd June 2015
Start Date: 8th September 2015
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1914
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Children, Families & Community Health
  • Salary: £14,717 pa pro rata
  • Hours: 22.5 per week (afternoons Mon-Fri, approximately 12.30-5pm)
  • Grade: K
  • Closing Date: 18th May 2015

SEND Commissioning Project Support Officer

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and organised individual to provide an efficient project support service to the SEND Commissioning functions.

 
In this busy and demanding role you will be responsible for undertaking a range of varying project support and administrative tasks which contribute to the effective commissioning of provision and services for children and young people with special educational needs and disability. 
 
You will need to have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written as you will be responsible for communication with a range of stakeholders including parents, educational settings and internal departments. You need to be capable of working on your own initiative, as well as part of a busy team as well as being able to work under pressure, managing priorities to meet tight deadlines.  We are looking for someone with a flexible approach and a positive attitude.  
 
Educated to GCSE standard in Maths & English or equivalent, you will be IT literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages and good typing skills. You will be able to communicate effectively with a range of people at different levels.
 
Closing date: 7th May 2015
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1915
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Commissioning Economy and Skills
  • Salary: £17,932
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, one year fixed term contract (with possibility for extension)
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 7th May 2015

Floating Sheltered Housing Officer

You will provide flexible support to sheltered housing schemes across the Borough. Carrying out day-to-day management you will share our passion for ensuring residents receive the highest standard of quality support achievable.

 
You will oversee all aspects of support from morning welfare calls to liaising with agencies and families regarding resident’s needs. Ensuring the scheme is safe from hazards, you will be keen to provide assistance and respond promptly and effectively to any emergency that may arise.
 
This position is the ideal step into working within sheltered housing, as you will gain an insight into the operations of many of our housing schemes. Along with experience of working with the public and liaising with other services and agencies you will have a good standard of literacy and numeracy skills.  An excellent communicator you will possess some administrative experience and a good knowledge of IT systems such as email.
 
Most important to us however, is your strong commitment to the ethos and principles of equal opportunities and the ability to apply this to everyday practice.
 
The ability to travel throughout the Borough along with an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 11th May 2015
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1916
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £17,932 pa pro rata
  • Hours: 18.5 per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 11th May 2015

Early Years Engagement Officer

Swindon Borough Council is seeking an Early Years Engagement Officer to join our busy Education team.
 
The purpose of the role is to support the Education Place Planning team through successful engagement with Early Years providers and parents for the delivery of 2 year old funded education and Early Years Pupil Premium.
 
With your excellent communication and organisational skills, you will have direct engagement with Early Years providers and parents and families of young children.
 
The successful candidate will be educated to A Level standard or equivalent, have previous experience of delivering a high quality customer focused service and be IT literate with an understanding of large scale databases.
 
You will be a team player with the ability to work on your own initiative. You will help to achieve positive outcomes for young children in Swindon.
 
Closing Date: 8th May 2015
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1918
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £17,932 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 8th May 2015

SENAT Manager (Special Educational Needs Assessment Team)

This position is a job share and you will be required to work over 3 days; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  We are seeking a candidate who is solution focused with a ‘can do’ attitude.

 
On behalf of the Council you will lead and manage a team of professionals who are engaged in the statutory assessment process in relation to the existing statementing process (to be phased out by 2018) and the implementation of the Education, Health and Care plans introduced in  September 2014.
 
You will fulfil a key feature of the Growing Economy/Attainment outcomes by focusing on the needs of a vulnerable group of children and young people.
 
In this position you will ensure that the administration of requests and referrals for statutory assessment and all associated statutory processes are completed within agreed timescales.  The statutory assessment process must be co-ordinated across education, health and care to ensure a cohesive experience for children, parents and young people. We want families to be at the heart of the new coordinated assessment process and EHC plan. It will be important for you have an excellent understanding of person centred planning and can focus on the outcomes that will be critical to children and young people to improve life chances.
 
You will develop performance management processes to ensure high service standards, costs effective delivery, customer responsiveness and the measurement of impact.
 
A degree qualification or equivalent in Management or compensatory experience is required. You should have a good understanding of this agenda as well as  experience of developing synergies and partnerships within an organisation and with external partners. Your general management skills will be utilised to drive services forward, along with your innovation and problem solving abilities.
 
Closing date: 11th May 2015
Provisional interview date: 3rd June 2015
 
Job Description: SENAT Manager
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1917
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £33,390 pa pro rata
  • Hours: 18.5 per week
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 11th May 2015

Community Stroke Co-Ordinator (Lead Nurse) - SEQOL

Community Stroke Co-Ordinator (Lead Nurse)

Stroke Therapy Team - SwICC
£30,764 – £40,558
Hours:  37.5 per week
Contract type: Permanent
 
This is an exciting opportunity to join an established stroke team which provides rehabilitation and support to stroke patients across the whole stroke pathway in Swindon.
 
You will be based in Swindon intermediate care centre (SwICC) as part of the Community stroke team.  SwICC is a purpose built inpatient rehabilitation unit which has excellent facilities and a dedicated inter-professional team. The centre contains step up and step down wards as part of the Community Intermediate Care services for Swindon including stroke and is a base for the Stroke Therapy Team.
 
The team in SwICC works in an interdisciplinary way with all members of the team working to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. The emphasis is on enabling discharge to the community for patients to continue their rehabilitation in a more meaningful environment. 
 
You will be performing 6 and 12 month reviews for stroke patients and providing support for complex patients. As lead Nurse for stroke your role will support nursing quality across stroke community services.
 
You will have the support of an experienced senior team.  Ongoing professional development is actively encouraged and there are many opportunities to develop your clinical skills and be involved in the development of our services.
 
You will be NMC registered with excellent communication and organisational skills. Proven postgraduate experience within the NHS is essential in this role.
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit social enterprise, transforming peoples’ lives across Swindon. We offer integrated care and support that gives adults dignity, self-respect and independence. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation, enabling them to shape our future direction and development. Join us and you can create a better tomorrow for everyone.
 
For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:
 
Judith McLain or Anne Kettlewell, Swindon Intermediate Care Centre on 01793 605520
 
To apply, please visit NHS Jobs: Ref 815-A-15-0530
 
For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695
 
Closing Date:         8th May 2015
 

  • Reference no: SEQOL
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: SEQOL
  • Salary: £30,764 – £40,558
  • Hours: 37.5 per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 8th May 2015

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