Social Worker

Website Birmingham City Council

The Emergency Out of Hours team is a city-wide service which operates outside normal working hours to provide an immediate response when a person has a presenting need which cannot remain safely unmet until the next working day.

The Emergency Out of Hours Team aims to assess the needs of vulnerable individuals, adults, children and their families and, where necessary, offer temporary services to support. Anyone can access this service who has concerns about a child or adult who may be at immediate and serious risk.

The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in Adults’ Services and be registered with Social Work England. Social Workers and must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience to work in the team as they will need a level of robust expertise and the ability to make difficult decisions with limited support at night.

The service operates outside normal office hours, at the following times:

• Monday – Thursday 5:15pm – 08:45am

• Friday – 4:15pm – 08:45am

• Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays – 9:00am – 9:00am (24 hours)

An out of hours employee will need to work a shift pattern to provide a 7 day service,  hours worked between 8pm and 6am (night working), when this is part of the employee’s normal working week, will attract their normal rate of pay plus a third for the eligible hours.

For any informal enquires please email

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

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