Staffordshire County Council

Social Worker

Salary: £31, 371- £35, 934
07 Jan 2021
31 Jan 2021
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Flexible hours

Qualified Social Workers-   Salary: £31, 371- £35, 934

Learning Disability Countywide Team, base to be negotiated.

In Staffordshire we want residents to live their lives to their full potential and this includes people who are living with a disability. We want people with disabilities to be independent and equal in society and have choice and control in their own lives. We want people to have dignity and self-respect and for those with more complex needs to have the support they need to maintain this.  

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the County’s high performing and citizen-focused Adult Learning Disability Team (ALDT) which is part of the Health and Care Directorate at Staffordshire County Council.

These posts are in place to support the Adult Social Care Service to deliver the statutory care and support offer that the council provides to adults with learning disabilities to achieve their personal outcomes and goals in life. The successful experienced candidate will be an integral part of the ‘Assessment and Care Management’ teams in  the county .These teams support adults and young people with a learning disability and autism who require support from adult social care and with eligible social care needs as defined by the Care Act 2014.

We are looking for an experienced highly motivated, flexible individuals who has a proven track record of a person centred and asset focused outlook and has high professional standards. The ideal individual will also have a sound knowledge and experience of current legislation and its application to practice in a social care setting. An applied knowledge of The Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential, alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions. You will be able to communicate in a clear, fluent, concise, jargon-free way and in a courteous, calm and professional manner.

In return for your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level within an exciting, progressive, imaginative and diverse service.

We offer a competitive salary, opportunity for progression, excellent training including a thorough induction, linked to your role and professional development plans.

You will receive professional supervision and be working in a team of highly performing, motivated, dedicated and friendly colleagues.

Why come to work for Staffordshire?

The stunning county is home to some 850,000 people and made up of 8 distinct districts and boroughs, encompassing rural countryside villages, market towns, urban hubs and smart towns & cities.

Easily accessible in the heart of the UK, Staffordshire has excellent road and rail links.  We are also close four major international airports, and the M1 and M6 motorways.

In fact, no other UK location offers access to so many locations. Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Derby, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Leicester, and Warwickshire are all within an hour.  London too, is only 80 minutes away by train.

With its reputation for safe living and friendliness Staffordshire offers residents an accessible and affordable lifestyle that make it a fabulous place to live and work.

From urban chic and city apartments to rural idylls and country houses, there is a lifestyle here to suit everyone. The county has everything from traditional market towns to bustling city centres with shopping, restaurants and nightlife to suit all tastes and budgets.

Staffordshire is the home of Britain’s billion pound start-ups. A place where innovation, creativity and enterprise drives growth and attracts international brands.  Some of Britain’s greatest success stories, like JCB and bet365, all call Staffordshire their home.

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Closing Date: 31st January 2021

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

For more information about the roles please contact:

Learning Countywide-

Becky Whiteman 01283 881604



Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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