Social work

Our strengths and asset-based approach means we focus on what matters to people, what personalised outcomes they want to achieve and on enabling them to find the best solutions for themselves. It’s about self-determination and enabling people to live the lives they want to lead.

We’re building an Adult Social Care system in Stockport that’s based on outcomes, relationships and what matters most to the residents we support. We know that to do this we have to work closely with our residents, building a strong workforce who are able to work in a strengths-based way, to ensure the quality of the work we do with people means they are able to thrive.

In our social work teams across the service, we work with those aged 18 and over in a variety of situations. This is a diverse group of individuals and a key role for our social work teams is to promote independence, advocating the decisions, views, and choices of the person.

We work closely with partner agencies and providers, primarily under the framework of the Care Act 2014, The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and The Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended in 2007) and any other relevant legislation, and make sure that the principle of promoting and supporting wellbeing is at the heart of our practice.

The benefits of working in social work

ASYE Programme

A robust internal offer in the first year with:

  • training
  • support groups
  • a reduced caseload
  • protected CPD time
  • integrated development opportunities with our children’s services
  • integrated regional programmes across Greater Manchester

Supervision

Regular organisational strength-based supervision, additional reflective supervision, with a training offer to make sure you and the managers are supported to fulfil the role.

Progression

Clear career pathway for progression: level 3 progression, PE, BIA, AMHP and management training opportunities.

Personal development

Ongoing CPD opportunities and access to a wealth of practice resources as part of our subscription to Research in Practice and Making Research Count for all those who work in Adult Social Care.

Opportunities

  • strong links with the Greater Manchester Social Work Academy
  • shape practice and service delivery in line with our new Adults Operating Model

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