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Senior Social Care Professional- Adult Learning Disabilities

  • Location: Aylesbury
  • Ref: FS06506
  • Closing date: 31 July 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £33,649 - £35,500

The opportunity

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

Our vision is simple. To make a real difference to the people and communities we serve. Now, and for the future. This means safeguarding the vulnerable, creating opportunities, building self-reliance and keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive. All whilst ensuring that we’re delivering value for money. 

Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do and they really rely on the work we do. Whether it’s new roads being built, helping parents get their children a school place or providing essential support to vulnerable children or elderly residents, what we do touches the lives of everyone in Buckinghamshire. Take a look at our Strategic Plan which sets out our aims and priorities until 2020.

About the role

As a qualified and experienced and senior worker your work will include some of the following:

  • Complex casework eg. court work, transforming care, complex disability & tribunals
  • Practice educator roles;
  • Leading areas of responsibility eg. safeguarding, behaviour that challenges, risk
  • 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 with 3 years plus post qualification experience. A car user and registration with the HCPC/NMC 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.


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