Could you support adults with a Learning Disability to gain greater independence??

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our  Learning Disability service . An opening has arisen for an experienced q ualified Social Worker to join our South East Duty team, which is based in Havant, although the Team are home working currently. This position is for 12 months, due to the current post holder having an opportunity to develop their career. 

As a qualified Social Worker , registered with SWE , you will need strong interpersonal and organisational skills. In this role you will complete short term work, responding to immediate safeguarding concerns or risks, whilst liaising with the Long term team, if a situation requires longer term involvement. We support people with learning disabilities to gain greater independence to meet their outcomes. You will need to travel independently to meet with individuals and carers to assess needs, to undertake strength based reviews using a person-centred approach designed to provide meaningful choice and promote wellbeing. 

Working in accordance with social care legislation and local government requirements, informed by the values and principles of social care; you will be supporting in the delivery of person centred, safe and effective social care service demonstrating excellent strength-based practice.

You will have excellent case management skills or relevant transferable skills, as well as risk assessment skills. The ability to work in partnership with individuals to identify their care and support needs is vital to the role and will draw upon your excellent communication skills. 

We understand the demands and emotional challenges of the job. That’s why we provide our team with a positive, safe and supportive working environment, where you will give and receive support and encouragement in equal measure. You will receive regular supervision by experienced practitioners who have excellent operational understanding and who understand our unique local challenges. Alongside this we offer mentoring and exclusive Continuous Professional Development Opportunities. 

You will need to be confident in working autonomously and willing to embrace full use of digital technology. 
An excellent working knowledge of legislation and current policies is required. Social Workers in the team are required to undertake various duties to include assessments under the Care Act 2014, mental capacity assessments, reviews of funded care and safeguarding work. 

Due to the nature of the role, the successful candidates will have a full driving license and access to a car.

If you have a sound understanding of adult social care and a commitment to delivering a high-quality service, we would love to hear from you.

Values Based Recruitment:

We recruit for attitudes and values in Adults’ Health and Care. We invite you to evidence how you demonstrate the 4 core values we hold in your application.

The 4 core values are:

Person Centred: – has a person centred and strengths based approach that empowers service users and carers to live independent lives.
Resilience: – successfully manages change and develops and maintains their wellbeing and resilience.
Accountable: – Takes responsibility for work, actions and development; and acknowledges individual and shared accountability.
Works Together: – Builds supportive internal and external working relationships through positive communication and constructive feedback

Role Requirements:

We understand the demands and emotional challenges of the job. That is why we provide our team members with a positive, safe and supportive working environment. Alongside this we prioritise regular supervision and exclusive Continuous Professional Development opportunities. This includes accessing a variety of training programmes appropriate to your job role, with plenty of opportunity for personal development and career progression within a social care environment.

In return for your valuable contribution we offer a competitive

Additional Information:

For the full role responsibilities and essential criteria, please refer to the

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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