WYFEAT Social Worker

Friday 6 April


Working with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police

Secondment opportunity available to professionally qualified adult social care social workers

West Yorkshire Trading Standards is expanding its multi-agency task force tackling financial abuse of vulnerable adults, including scams, frauds, doorstep crime and frauds by carers, family members and others. A high profile, front line unit, the team consists of criminal investigators, trading standards officers, Police, financial investigators and social workers. If you’re passionate about safeguarding vulnerable adults, want to support victims of financial exploitation and abuse, and are keen to support fellow professionals we’d like to hear from you.

This post is offered as a secondment for an experienced social worker, initially on a 12 month secondment, with continuation subject to further funding.

         Essential requirements:

  • Minimum of 3-4 years’ experience of working with vulnerable adults within the adult social care environment
  • Knowledge of the Safeguarding Adults West and North Yorkshire and York Multi Agency Policy and Procedures
  • Knowledge of the frameworks that underpin Adult Protection and Vulnerable Adult work within Health and Social Care.
  • Ability to assess the needs and requirements of older people who are victims or potential victims of scams, frauds and doorstep crime, including those with dementia and adults with physical and sensory disability
  • Ability to support vulnerable adults so that they will be maintained in a safe environment, recognising signs of harm, abuse or neglect and responding to them appropriately to improve safeguarding
  • To make contact with the relevant local authority and raise safeguarding alerts where appropriate


  • Experience of managing and engaging in complex and challenging workloads including multiple risk factors and multi-agency input, having regard to all safeguarding issues and ensuring they are raised appropriately
  • Experience in involving the individual, families, careers, groups and communities in decision making, offering choices and options and link them to support groups and networks
  • Knowledge of services and resources available to individuals, families, carers and groups and communities and how to access other relevant services

You will be expected to travel around West Yorkshire and attend meetings as and when required and on occasions be available outside normal hours. The post will be based at the Trading Standards offices at Gildersome, Morley. Applicants must have the support of their line manager. This post is suitable for job share.  Should you wish to discuss this vacancy further please contact Linda Davis 0113 535 0326 linda.davis@wyjs.org.uk

Your application should consist of a recruitment monitoring form and an expression of interest which should outline your suitability for the role and any relevant experience. This outline should contain no more than 400 words, please send your application to hrrecruitment@wyjs.org.uk quoting reference WYJS0:12-18.

WYFEAT Recruitment Information        WYFEAT Annual Report          Recruitment Monitoring Form

Closing Date:   30 April 2018 (12 noon)    Shortlisting:   w/c 7 May 2018      Interviews: w/c 14 May 2018