Quick search

Senior Social Worker - Adult Learning Disabilities

  • Location: Countywide
  • Ref: FS06506
  • Closing date: 28th July 2019
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full time/Part time
  • Salary: £35,249 - £37,188
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

Do you want to make a difference and work with a team that think the same?

If so come and join us at Buckinghamshire CC Adults Learning Disabilities team.

We support people with a learning disability, through person centred practice, to connect with their community; enabling them to be more independent and support them when they need it.

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

We are a diverse, enthusiastic and dedicated team who are very supportive of each other.

About the role

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

 

  • As an experienced and senior worker your work will include some of the following:
  • Supporting, coaching and developing workers including Practice Educator role
  • Complex casework eg. court work, transforming care & tribunals
  • Leading areas of responsibility within the team
  • Deputising for the manager
  • You will develop and use your knowledge, professional experience and reflective practice to ensure the best possible outcomes and share this with others.

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 social care qualification with 2 years plus post qualifying experience. 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.

 

Other Information

Please note that the interviews will be conducted as and when we receive applications.

We offer various possible training opportunities such as BIA, PBS, AMPH

Buckinghamshire CC is an easy to commute to from London, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hertfordshire

 

 

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.

Generous reward package including:

  • Competitive salary with a ‘Golden Hello’ lump sum payment of £1000 to QSW ranges 56; and £2,000 to Range 7 (is that this will be paid on completion of successful probation)
  • New lease car scheme
  • Annual leave up to 30 days after 5 years employment
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 12 – 15 days training, learning and development offer 
  • A 6% market factor to Qualified Social Workers (QSW) on pay ranges 5, 6 and 7

 

 

Available Downloads

Apply Now

Email to a friend