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Up to £25,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
RAF Leeming and RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time qualified Social Worker in the Personal Support and Social Work Service North Region at SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 73,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.
About the role
This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated person to join our team and contribute to further development of the service.
You will have the opportunity to build on and develop your existing skills and knowledge base in the Health & Social Work field whilst working closely with SSAFA Personal and Family Support Workers, Station Commanding Officers and their Community Support staff, as well as Local Authorities, Health and other civilian agencies in relation to providing welfare support to all RAF personnel, their immediate family and dependents.
Find out more about the Personal Support & Social Work Service.
About the team
Our Personal Support & Social Work Service provides a professional, confidential and comprehensive range of social work and welfare support services to the RAF Community within the UK.
You will join a small, friendly and supportive team located at RAF Leeming and Linton-on-Ouse stations. This is a part of the wider North Team.
Read a testimonial from a team member on our careers page.
To carry out this role successfully you will have a recognised Social Work Qualification, be HCPC Registered and have solid experience of working with local authority children and families/adult’s services.
You will be able to manage a heavy and complex caseload including carrying out assessments, preparing plans and monitoring and reviewing outcomes. You will be IT literate and confident using MS Office and Management Information Systems.
Comprehensive verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deliver presentations are also essential for this role.
You must be prepared to travel in the course of your work and a full driving licence is essential.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.
For further information
If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Sharon Noel, Social Work Team Lead on 01677 457294 or Karen Woodcock, Social Work Team Lead on 01902 377332 or Jayne Whitcher, Social Work Team Lead on 01343 816761.
To apply, visit SSAFA’s website.
Closing date: Midnight on 11 August 2019.
Interviews: TBC. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test and deliver a presentation as part of the selection process.
SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer uses the Disclosure & Barring Service. SSAFA is committed to safeguarding and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV. Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission. Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at https://www.ssafa.org.uk/hr-privacy-notice.