Social Workers

  • Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

About Capita

Capita Plc, a leading UK provider of technology enabled business services. We’re supporting and improving the lives of millions of people every day and we can only do this with the right people in place, working towards a shared goal. We work across such a huge range of businesses and sectors, that you’ll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in any number of directions.

Job Description

Hours: Full time and part time (0.8FTE) roles available

Salary: £34k rising to £35k after 6 months with the opportunity of earning £38k

Working on our brand-new flagship contract, we are supporting the Victims’ Payment Board (VPB) in delivery of the clinical assessment service for the new Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme.  We are now recruiting for experienced Social Workers who have expertise in a mental health or psychiatric background with more than two years’ post registration experience. 

As a Clinical Assessor, you will deliver an important service completing clinical assessments of applicants who have a permanent disablement (physically or psychologically) as a result of being at, or attending immediately after a troubles related incident. Following assessment, you’ll produce a structured assessment report which will form part of the wider evidence considered by the VPB in making decisions on entitlement to a payment under the scheme. 

Based mainly from home, you will manage your own portfolio of cases, assessing clients in their homes, in one of our clinics or remotely via telephone/virtual assessments. 

We are committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include: 

  • a generous holiday entitlement 

  • a competitive money purchase pension scheme 

  • life assurance  

  • annual professional registration fees and all travel expenses reimbursed 

You’ll benefit from excellent career, learning and development opportunities we have created to ensure that you grow to achieve your full potential. 

We are creating a diverse and inclusive working environment where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career.  

We are Disability Confident Leaders, we support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme.  

Living our values, we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation; we welcome applications from all sections of the community and if you have accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, please let us know by emailing [email protected] to make alternative arrangements.

If you feel you have the necessary skills, passion and experience then we would love to hear from you.

Qualifications

You will be a qualified Social Worker with at least 2 years' post registration experience and also have experience in mental health. You must be registered with one of four UK regulators: Social Work England in England, Social Care Wales (SCW), Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Additional Information

What’s in it for you?

  • Salary - £34k rising up to £38k 
  • 23 days holiday (rising to 27) with the option to purchase up to 5 extra days
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform

Don’t forget, you will be part of a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines, sectors and countries. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita’s offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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