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Social Worker - Adults Learning Disabilities Team

  • Location: Countywide
  • Ref: FS06516
  • Closing date: 19th January 2019
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full time/Part time
  • Salary: £26,691 - £28,159
Adult Learning Disabilities

Overview

“Alone we can do so little: together we can do so much” Do you want to make a difference and work with a team that think the same? If so Buckinghamshire CC Adults Learning Disabilities team needs you…..

We aim to support adults with a learning disability to live a fulfilling and independent life within their community.

We focus on person centred practice to enable people to stay safe; make choices about how they live their lives; and help them get the care and support they need.

We work in partnership with users and families, providers and health colleagues, often for many years.

About Us

We aim to support adults with a learning disability to live a fulfilling and independent life within their community. With a focus on person centred practice to enable people to stay safe; make choices about how they live their lives; and help them get the care and support they need.

 

About the role

The role involves working with adults with a learning disability and their families and support networks; supporting them through changes in their lives and to build their community networks.  

You will complete assessments; identify people’s outcomes and care and support needs; plan care with individuals, families, brokers and providers; and review packages to check what is working well and what needs to change.

 You will need to develop a working knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, and Mental Health Act; and the skills to be able to apply them to casework. 

You will work closely with a wide range of health, social care, contracts and provider colleagues to keep people safe and meet their eligible care and support needs. 

You will develop and use your knowledge; professional experience and reflective practice to ensure that key concepts and theories in social work are used to ensure the best possible outcomes. 

You will be able to work within a team with shared responsibilities and may take on supervisory, development and coaching roles for other staff. 

As you become more experienced our senior posts include additional responsibilities including complex casework (eg. court work, forensic, transforming care, complex disability and tribunals); practice educator roles; leading areas of responsibility (eg. Safeguarding, behaviour that challenges, duty, reviews); and deputising for the business manager.

 Along with above you will complete assessments; identify people’s outcomes and care and support needs; plan care with individuals, families, brokers and providers; and review packages to check what is working well and what needs to change.

 Be involved in supporting people to avoid admission to specialist hospitals and working with those in hospital to return back to their community. 

You will need to develop a working knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, and Mental Health Act; and the skills to be able to apply them to casework. Work closely with a wide range of health, social care, contracts and provider colleagues to keep people living locally and develop community links.

 You will develop and use your knowledge; professional experience and reflective practice to ensure the best possible outcomes and share this with others.

 You will be able to work within a team with shared responsibilities and take on supervisory, development and coaching roles for other staff. 

The Learning Disabilities team are a diverse , enthusiastic and dedicated tem who are very supported of each other.

About you

You will hold a recognised health and/or social care qualification. A car user and registration with the HCPC  is essential for this post.   

Experience and knowledge required; 

  • Familiar with legislation for adults and be able to apply it to practice
  • You will be proactive in developing your knowledge and skills and sharing them
  • Recent experience in a health or social care setting
  • Excellent assessment, report writing and organisational skills
  • Work in partnership with people with diverse needs, both service users and carers; and colleagues and providers
  • You will be caring and collaborative; motivated and reliable; flexible and resilient
  • Have the ability to organise your own time and be able to work to deadlines.

Our Values

Our values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach. Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.

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