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Adult Social Care Social Worker in Learning Disabilities Team 25+

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2215
  • Published: Thu 26/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/02/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

Social Worker – Learning Disabilities Team 25+

Salary:   £36,138 - £43,815 plus £3,000 Market Supplement 

Closing date: 5.3.2023

About Us

The London Borough of Newham is located only 5 miles east of London. It is well positioned with access to all major networks in London and the south east.  It is well connected by public transport with, bus, tube and DLR. When the Crossrail service opens it will call at Custom House close to our council offices and also Stratford station and from there to central London. The London City Airport which serves major European cities is located at Royal Albert Dock.

We have the youngest overall population in the country. It was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium. It has a thriving arts quarter with the both the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre offering excellent entertainment for all the family. There is the University of East London which has two campuses in Newham, one in Stratford and another next to the regenerated Royal Albert Dock. It also has a large Westfield shopping Centre in Stratford which has all the major retailers there.

Newham Adult Social Care has recognised that we want to work in co-production with our residents with Learning Disabilities, to ensure that we provide a holistic person centred service to ensure that we support people to live fulfilling lives. We have recently restructured our services so that we have a specialist Learning Disabilities Team 25+; we are looking for a Social Worker to join us on our journey so that we can deliver better services.

The team forms part of the Council’s whole life approach to ensure that people of any age with learning disabilities can live healthy, safe, independent and fulfilling lives. We are working with our partners to develop an integrated service and improved journey for residents. 

About the Job

Are you interested in joining our Learning Disability Services? It is an exciting time to join us on our journey to provide the best quality services for our residents in Newham.  Everything we do is aimed at providing high quality and person-centred support in the right location at the right time, making a real difference for the people and communities we support in Newham.

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Social Worker for our Learning Disabilities Team 25+, which provides support to adults with Learning Disabilities over the age of 25. The post is reporting to the Learning Disabilities Practice Manager.

We are looking for a social worker who would like the opportunity to work in a team where the focus is on relationship-based work and building independence through a positive approach to risk and the strengths-based model. You will have completed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and be able to manage a varied caseload.

This role requires close partnership working with a range of partners, including health and the Court of Protection.

You will part of a team that always support each other. We have great progression pathways and training opportunities. We have an inclusive culture and have launched a range of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives to help us promote this. Having a diverse workforce is of the utmost importance especially in terms of shared learning, discussing caseloads and achieving the best outcomes for the people who use our services.

We are looking for someone who is creative, caring, compassionate and committed to delivering high quality services and ensuring safe practice and positive resident experience at all times.

About You

You will be working in a busy frontline Adult Social Care environment. The service is responsible for undertaking all ASC/social work interventions including assessments, reviews, safeguarding and case management work for Adult Social Care Customers with Learning Disabilities.

To apply you should be a qualified social worker with a current Social Work England registration. You will bring at least 2 years’ post qualifying social work experience, evidence of continuing professional development, and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.

There is a need for attention to detail and positive knowledge of not only the Care Act 2014 but also the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty and Court of Protection procedures.

What we offer in return

  • A competitive salary of £36,138 - £43815 + £3,000 Market Supplement
  • Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work with a hybrid model (working from home and office)
  • Smarter, mobile working with new modern technology
  • Oyster card/parking permit for business use.
  • Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.
  • Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
  • Cycle scheme
  • Local Authority pension
  • Training and development to empower you and facilitate career progression
  • Lease Car scheme

If you have a positive, proactive and can do attitude, do not hesitate to apply for the post. If you need more information about the job, please see attached Job

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  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2215
  • Published: Thu 26/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/02/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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