Social Worker (Adults Learning Disabilities)
We have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to join the Learning Disabilities team in Barnsley. The ideal candidate will have a very good understanding of Mental Capacity Act legislation as well as sound understanding in Human Rights and the Care Act. You will have strong social work values that lead your practice with people, helping them to achieve the best outcomes possible.
We are interested in applicants who ideally have experience of, and a passion to work with, adults who have a learning disability and are committed to providing a person centred and strengths based approach to their work.
Within the Specialist Care Team, we work with individuals living within a variety of settings to maximise their independence and life opportunities. This role will require management of a varied case load giving the successful applicant the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skill base in multiple areas. As well as the completion of Care Act assessments, capacity assessments and court work.
Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognized for their community engagement.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
As a Social Worker in our adults Learning Disabilities Service, you will be a relatable practitioner responding to situations with strengths-based practice at the heart of your work. You will develop creative and imaginative solutions to help people achieve positive outcomes which enable people to maintain their independence and live a happier healthier life. With all the changes happening at Barnsley, there’s nowhere more exciting to hone your practice. Here, you’ll help individuals, families, carers and communities to make the right decisions for a safer, more independent future. Along the way, you’ll make your own progress through training programmes.
What you’ll need
To join us, you’ll need to have a recognised social work qualification and be registered with Social Work England. You’ll bring some relevant experience of people with Learning disabilities to the role. You may have achieved or be interested in achieving additional qualifications such as Best Interest Assessor, Practice Educator or AMHP. You will be expected to produce high quality assessments, collaborating with various agencies, and interpreting case law and legislation. Knowledge of the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act, local and national policy issues, equal opportunity and anti-oppressive practice are vital. We’ll expect you to be a skilled communicator and a flexible, creative practitioner; determined to make the most of this unique opportunity.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So, we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader or learning flexibly online.
To achieve your ambitions while shaping a bright future for our communities, apply now.