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Social Worker - Ref: SS02824

Walsall Council
£38,223 - £43,421
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Social work; Adults - Qualified
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Full time permanent
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Social Worker - Ref: SS02824

£38, 223 - £43421

Adult Social Care Qualified Social Workers in the Adult Learning Disabilities and Younger Adults Team

We have a rare opportunity to join Walsall Council’s Adult Learning Disabilities Team. Following significant investment, we are pleased to be recruiting to our already well established and stable team, with many practitioners having been with the team for many years having a wealth of experience. We are also developing a younger adult’s team to provide a robust pathway for our young people transitioning from Children’s Services to Adult Social Care.

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.

The team is made up of Team Manager, Advanced Practitioners, Social Workers, Social Care Facilitators and Occupational Therapists. 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 to provide an integrated approach to supporting individuals. Working in a strengths-based and risk enabling manner to achieve best outcomes and increase independence.

We currently have permanent full-time vacancies for Social Workers to join our team who have completed their ASYE award and have at least 2 years post qualifying experience. 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 members who will promote and deliver positive outcomes for individuals and their carers, we are currently planning changes to support this by having named workers to ensure greater consistency. Therefore, you will need to demonstrate 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.

If you would like to discuss further, please contact Julie Harvey, Advanced Practitioner on 07507773135 or email or Brenda Lewis, Advanced Practitioner on 07432 681309 or email

View: Job Description and Employee Specification

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

Closing date: 28/7/2024

Interviews date: 8/8/2024

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please also ensure that you complete the work history and qualifications sections of your application form. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them. See our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.


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