Memory Unblocker

‘Lullabies of Birdland’. It’s understandable if you can’t remember it. It was released in 1954. But for a dementia sufferer, this could be more than an old record. It might be the one thing that helps them remember. It takes time to discover the details that matter. And it takes focus to help the person behind the condition. So at Rutland, we pride ourselves on committed, continuous care.  We get closer.

We get closer to service users. Our social workers see cases through from referral to resolution. And they get closer to the big decisions. They lead strategy, policy and operations and orchestrate partners to deliver services. All with the support of an open, encouraging team. We may be England’s smallest council, but as the Rutland motto goes: ‘multum in parvo’. We deliver ‘much in little’.

“We are looking for a particular mindset in those joining our team: solution-focused and highly motivated by the challenge of carrying a complex portfolio of responsibilities”

Dr Tim O’Neill
Director of People / Deputy Chief Executive

Councillor Richard Clifton
Portfolio Holder for Health and Adult Social Care

Social Worker – Prevention and Safeguarding

£23,398 - £33,437 plus up to £3,000 market supplement

You will undertake social care assessments (including complex cases) and short term case work assessments requiring low level/preventative support.  You will triage referrals and where appropriate provide a rapid response where enquiries indicate a level of risk - using your professional experience to make decisions that uphold autonomy whilst recognising the social work role for safe intervention.

And above all, you’ll help vulnerable adults, carers and communities to express their needs and make informed decisions.   To maximise the choice, control and independence of service users wherever possible by creating appropriate and responsive support plans in line with the personalisation of care services agenda and the implementation of self-directed support services.



Social Worker/Care Manager – Long Term and Review

£23,398 - £33,437 plus up to £3,000 market supplement for qualified social workers

Working with those in need of community care services in hospital and those in their own homes , you will maximise individual’s choice, control and independence through effective support plans, facilitating the use of Direct Payments and Personal Budgets. You’ll handle cases independently, managing risks to tackle complex tasks. You’ll contribute to service planning.  And above all, you’ll help vulnerable adults, carers and communities to express their needs and make informed decisions.