Social Worker Learning Adults Disabilities Team
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: LBoN/21/150133
  • Published: Tue 04/05/2021, 12:50 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: PO3 £37,722 - £40,869 plus Market Supplement of £3,000
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Newham

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Social Worker Learning Adults Disabilities Team

We are looking for a qualified Social Worker for our Learning Disabilities and Autism Team based at Dockside. The candidate must have a minimum of two years’ experience.

There is a strong commitment to supporting professional development, to improve services and outcomes for vulnerable people. As a qualified Social Worker we know that you want to make a difference and working at Newham you will be given every support and opportunity to do so.

If you share this vision of excellent Social Work practice, we want to hear from you.

The following experience is required for this post:-

•   Working with our residents with Learning Disabilities and Autism
• Working with Carers
• Involved in developing good practice across the team
• Carrying out assessments/write person centred support plans with people and their families/develop circles of support
• Carry out person centred reviews
• Knowledge of Community Treatment Reviews
• Knowledge of continuing care/joint health funding
• Proven experience of Adult Safeguarding
• Knowledge/experience of Court of Protection
• Experience of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
• Experience of multi-disciplinary work

About You

  • Educated to post graduate level or equivalent and be registered with Social Work England and have at least 2 years’     experience
    • Knowledge of current legislation which underpins all practice in particular the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005
    • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities/autism and their carer’s and understanding the challenges
    • Experience of working with partners across Adults/Health
    • Evidence of continuous professional development.
    • Experience of Adult Safeguarding
    • Experience of multidisciplinary working
    • Experience of navigating complex challenges and finding solutions

Closing Date: 16/05/2021 at 23:59

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Additional Information

The London Borough of New ham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.


The London Borough of Newham is located only 5 miles east of London. It is well positioned with access to all major networks in London and the south east.  It is well connected  by public transport with, bus, tube and DLR. When the Crossrail service opens it will call at Custom House close to our council offices and also Stratford station and from there to central London. The London City Airport which serves major European cities is located at Royal Albert Dock. Newham has the youngest overall population in the country. It was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium. It has a thriving arts quarter with the both the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre offering excellent entertainment for all the family. There is the University of East London which has two campuses in Newham, one in Stratford and another next to the regenerated Royal Albert Dock. It also has a large Westfield shopping Centre in Stratford which has all the major retailers there.

Newham has a large housing regeneration programme that will build over 1,000 new council homes by 2022.

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