Qualified Social Worker - Learning Disabilities

Recruiter
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Location
Southend-on-Sea
Salary
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Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
14 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Your new organisation

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council employs around 1,700 staff, who work together to deliver a wide range of services that meet the needs of those who live, work and visit the area. The council provides a range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council is ambitious for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for 2050.

Your new role

A skilled Qualified Social Worker is required for the adult learning disability team at Southend Council. The Learning Disability team has statutory responsibility to complete assessments, provide support plans and services and to review these on a regular basis. The successful social worker will undertake Care Act assessments and will support and review adults with a Learning Disability via Self Directed Support with a view to supporting them to achieve greater levels of independence and to achieve agreed outcomes. You will have significant support from the Team Manager, 2 Practice Leaders and social work colleagues, many of whom have significant experience of working with adults with a Learning Disability. The successful candidate will need to use a strengths-based approach to social work practice and will work closely with all partners across Health and Social Care, to ensure that there is effective coordination of interdependence including the management of and resolution of risks and other issues that may arise. The post holder will need to have excellent awareness of self and others and be able to work effectively with a range of staff groups and partners across the system.

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in this position you need to be HCPC registered and post 2 year qualified Social Worker with experience in Adults Knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, self-directed support, Liquidlogic, NHS Continuing Healthcare and experience of undertaking safeguarding investigations, which is essential.

What you'll get in return

When joining the Council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensuring that you are supported in this varied and challenging role with the appropriate level of training. A full list of benefits provided by Southend Council can be viewed on the "Why Work For Us?" tab.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in this role, please click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV or call Nathalie Storozynski at Hays on . If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion about your career.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require a standard DBS check. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.