We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who want to make a positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue to build on our success.
About the Council
Your development and wellbeing are at the heart of our employee offer. We will support you to fulfil your career aspirations in an environment that enables you to flourish both professionally and personally.
You can find out more about the benefits of working for Solihull Council here.
About the Adult Social Care Directorate
Our 5 Year Adult Social Care Plan sets out the vision and priorities for the Adult Social Care Directorate, our vision being:
Making a difference in the right way, every day
In order to achieve this, we use a strengths-based approach, focusing on what people can and want to do, rather than what they can’t. We promote individual wellbeing, balancing this against our legal responsibilities to ensure that people are protected and are safe.
Opportunities with Solihull Council
We have a range of vacancies in Adult Social Care, from Support Workers to Commissioners, and newly qualified and experienced Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. There are also promotional opportunities available for those wanting to take on their next challenge as a Care Manager, Assistant Team Manager or Senior Commissioner.
Whatever your level of experience, there has never been a better time for you to join our ambitious team and progress your career. Join us and make a difference in the right way, every day.
Our workforce vision is to:
- Attract, recruit and retain skilled, qualified and experienced staff that share our values and demonstrate our core behaviours
- Provide all staff with clear roles and responsibilities
- Give teams and individuals rewarding jobs that make a positive difference to adults, their families, carers and communities
- Provide all staff with personal development, access to appropriate training for their jobs and line management support to succeed
- Provide an effective leadership development programme and structured induction programme for new and existing managers and future leaders
- Develop a more flexible workforce with good succession and talent management plans
- Provide support and opportunities for staff to maintain their health and wellbeing
Learning and Development
We encourage all our staff to take part in the various learning and development opportunities on offer so that they can carry out their role effectively. By supporting our staff with their learning and development we ensure we have a capable, confident and skilled workforce.
Once you are working at Solihull Council you can take advantage of our annual apprenticeship intake for both Social Work and Occupational Therapy degrees.
If you are thinking about getting into social work, you can join us through the following programme:
We also offer the apprenticeships below:
Our Adult Social Care Teams
The team supplies equipment for individuals, such as commodes, beds and perching stools. The team also works on behalf of NHS colleagues.
We have some small residential care homes in the Borough providing support to people aged 18 plus who have learning disabilities.
Providing meaningful activities for individuals with care needs, including people with learning disabilities, older people, and people who are physically disabled. The service enables us to support unpaid carers to have a break.
The team provides short term support in people’s own homes to enable individuals to live as independently as possible.
The team works with children, young people and adults to identify strengths and difficulties in everyday life such as dressing or getting to the shops, and support with practical solutions. This includes providing equipment and adaptations to homes and promoting access to Disabled Facilities Grants.
Our Adults Disability Team, Adult Duty Team, Mental Health Team, Hospital Team and Community Older People’s Team complete assessments and reviews with individuals using a strengths-based approach. They support individuals to live as independently as possible and organise care for people where it is required.
Supporting all teams across the directorate with project management skills, processes and governance. The team also oversees the Liquidlogic recording system, and supports the Directorate with digital solutions, including ensuring staff have the skills needed to use technology.
Coordinating the work of the Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board, including managing the Board’s subcommittees and overseeing performance to ensure that individuals with care needs are protected from harm and abuse.