Social Worker - Adult Learning Disability

Reed Specialist Recruitment
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed are recruiting on behalf of Southend Council for a Social Worker to work within the Adult Learning Disability Team. This is a great opportunity to work in a team that ensure statutory and performance requirements are met and exceeded with significant support from a team manager, senior practitioners and Social Work colleagues who have a proven track record of successfully supporting adults with learning disabilities.

This role is being offered on a permanent full time basis meaning you will be eligible for the Council’s benefits package.

The main purpose of the role is to focus on assessing and reviewing adults with learning disabilities via Self Directed Support. In turn, you will be playing a key role in supporting these adults and assisting them in achieving greater levels of independence and working towards meeting agreed outcomes.

The team are seeking a qualified social worker to join the team. Knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, self directed support, carefirst, NHS Continuing Healthcare and experience of undertaking safeguarding investigations is essential. Holding a qualified Social Work degree and being currently registered with the HCPC is also a requirement for this role.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

If you would like further information about the role please email us at, otherwise if you have the appropriate skills and attitude then please be sure to apply today.

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