Qualified Social Worker in the Adult Learning Disabilities and Transition Team - Ref: SS03521

Walsall, West Midlands
G9: £33,782 - £38,890 per annum.
13 Dec 2021
23 Jan 2022
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Adult Social Care 

Qualified Social Worker in the Adult Learning Disabilities and Transition Team - Ref: SS03521
G9: £33,782 - £38,890 per annum.

Previous applicants need not apply.

This is an exciting time to join Walsall Council’s Adult Learning Disabilities and Transition Team. 

We are a dynamic, welcoming team working with adults with Learning Disabilities, their carers and families. We support people from age 18 years onwards and work with children’s services supporting young people with Learning Disabilities (in Transition we also work with Physical Disabilities and Autism) from age 16/17 years transitioning to adulthood.

The team is made up of Team Manager, 4 Advanced Practitioners, Social Workers, Social Care Facilitators and an Occupational Therapist. We undertake assessments, support planning and reviews under the Care Act 2014, working closely with Health partners, Education, SEN, Schools and Colleges, Children’s Services, Transition and Leaving Care Workers, Commissioners and other external agencies in order to provide an integrated approach to supporting individuals.  Working in a strengths based and risk enabling manner to achieve best outcomes and increase their independence.

We currently have a permanent full time vacancy for an experienced Social Worker to join our team. We are looking for enthusiastic and committed professionals to join our team, to help shape and deliver our service, and contribute to the development of a model of best practice.  The successful applicant will be skilled in carrying out strengths based assessments and support planning under the Care Act 2014, completing comprehensive Risk Assessments, Mental Capacity Assessments and Best Interest Decision Making. You should have experience of working within a multi-disciplinary setting, to include health partners, voluntary and community organisations.

We are looking for forward thinking team member who will promote and deliver positive outcomes for individuals and their carers.  Therefore you will need to demonstrate significant experience of working with people who have Learning Disabilities.  Integral to this role is having a comprehensive working knowledge and understanding of Making Safeguarding Personal and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries. 

In return, we offer a supportive environment, where every level of the organisation is committed to ongoing practice development.  We are committed to improving outcomes for citizens and your continued professional development.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people and vulnerable adults. 

Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas

View Information for Applicants: 

View Job Description and Employee Specification

If you would like to discuss further, please contact Melanie Bridge, Team Manager on 07768970232 or Julie Harvey, Advanced Practitioner on 07507773135.

Closing Date: 23rd January 2022

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