Pay and benefits info:
- We offer competitive pay and reward the hard work of our staff – for qualified social workers, this includes a market supplement payment in addition to your salary
- You will automatically have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme – a secure scheme with excellent benefits
- You will have a generous annual leave entitlement, beyond the statutory minimum, starting at 24 days in addition to bank holidays, increasing by 5 days after 5 years service
- We try to ensure your responsibilities, commitments and dreams outside are supported tohelp you achieve the perfect worklife balance
- We are committed to ensuring you will have a manageable caseload, giving you the time you need to work with our service users
- We invest in our employees to make sure you have the right skills and experience to provide a first class service to the people of Rutland. The training we offer includes professional and personal development – a real opportunity to grow yourself and your career.
- We provide access to both occupational health and employee counselling services, offering professional support and guidance
- Why should people come and work for your organisation?
We know how committed those choosing to work in social care are to the people they work with. It is essential that we are just as committed to the people who work for us. Because when we meet the needs of our staff, they meet the needs of the community.
In practice, this means we believe in working as One Council – bringing together our strengths, keeping each other informed and working really, really effectively. Integrated working with our partners is just as important, and our successful approach has gained local and national recognition, with nominations for the national LGC Awards for Health and Social Care, and more locally in Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Celebrating Excellence Award. And a mention in Parliament…
We are not afraid of trying new things. Following the remodelling of our services in 2016 and the introduction of multi-disciplinary teams, in the first year alone we achieved:
- 91% of people receiving post hospital re-ablement were still at home 3 months on
- A 50% decrease in the number of people entering permanent residential care
- A reduction in emergency admissions
- A 41% reduction in hospital beds taken up by delayed discharges
And we didn’t stop there. In September 2017 we were the best performing local authority in the country, we are only the second local authority to have an Admiral Nurse providing dedicated and specialist dementia support among its social care services and will continue to integrates services and find different ways to do things to avoid reducing or removing services.
Opportunities to develop your career is not just something we say we can provide – all of our service managers and team managers have been promoted internally, starting as Social Worker or Care Managers. Training and development opportunities are always available, whether this is short courses to refresh skills or Apprenticeships and formal qualifications to underpin on the job experience.
- What things do people love about working with your organisation?
Feedback from staff always talks of the strengths within teams – people take ownership and responsibility, they share information and knowledge and are supportive of one another. Management are inspirational, passionate and accountable, and members of staff are happy to recommend working here.
- What things do people dislike about working with your organisation?
As with any organisation, there are areas to be worked on, such as how to accommodate our integrated teams to enable easy access to services. Importantly, staff feel they can be honest in their feedback, and we have developments in the pipeline to address the issues.
- Which of the following can you provide us, to support the benefits of working for your organisation:
“Staff are empowered and supported by management to help shape services and make decisions about the future of adult social care.’ Team Manager – Community Support Services”
Whatever stage you are at in your career, if you interested in finding out what it is like to work here at Rutland County Council – through participating in work experience opportunities, then get in touch…Find out more
A role in one of our Social Care teams is an opportunity to make a huge impact – both in Rutland and for your career.