This Vacancy has closed.
Social Worker - Learning Disabilities & Autism
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 697
  • Published: Fri 25/06/2021, 22:32 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 24/07/2021, 22:32 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £30,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Greater London

Vacancy Location

More Information

More about this employer

Social Worker - Learning Disabilities & Autism

Social Worker 
£33,324 - £40,869 + £3,000 Market Supplement

About the Role

  • Qualified Social Worker who has completed their Assessed & Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
  • Experience of working within Learning Disabilities & Autism is desirable
  • Experience of undertaking Court work, or an eagerness to quickly develop skills in this area

Newham’s Learning Disability & Autism team is a unique opportunity for Social Workers to make real and lasting change for those we support, whilst developing their skills in therapeutic intervention, strengths based practice and legal work.

The team is multifaceted and undertakes immediate - long term interventions, dependent on the person’s presenting needs. Social Workers are key in ensuring that a fast paced response is provided through our duty rota and that people who are in immediate need, or are at risk of, or experiencing, abuse and neglect are contacted the same day.

Social Workers will hold a manageable case load where they will implement short – long term interventions, utilising a strengths based approach to ensure that independence and wellbeing is promoted in the community. Social Workers will routinely undertake social care assessments, reviews and support planning, mental capacity assessments, Continuing Health Care decision support tools, Court of Protection work and safeguarding enquiries when necessary.

About You

We're looking for resilient, experienced Social Workers who have worked with people diagnosed with learning disabilities or autism. You will be passionate about the quality of life for these adults and their families, with a keen interest in promoting independence and wellbeing. You will approach situations in a creative, yet pragmatic, manner by focusing on people’s strengths.

You will have undertaken statutory work as per the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005, and have awareness of other pertinent legislation (Mental Health Act 1983 / 2007, Human Rights Act 1998, Equalities Act 2010). Experience of undertaking Court of Protection work, or an eagerness to quickly develop skills in this area, is essential. You will appreciate that people’s complex needs are not always best funded by Adult Social Care, and will have an understanding of applying for funding through Continuing Health Care, Funded Nursing Care and joint funding.

You have previous experience and an understanding of working within a diverse, urban community and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You are always open to learning, and helping others to learn, so that the people you support benefit from the very best practice. You have high working standards and are conscious of your own professional development and the potential that comes with this. You really want to develop yourself and be the best practitioner you can be.

We’re looking for people who have a genuine interest in a strengths based practice drawing on creative and systemic thinking to inform your approach to promoting health, wellbeing and independence in the community.

Our Offer

Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home.

Smarter Working with new modern technology.

Oyster card / parking permit scheme for business use.

Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.

Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).

Cycle scheme

To Apply

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

Interviews will be held over Microsoft Teams. 

Closing Date 23rd July 2021

Please view Adults - Social Worker Job Description

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham 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.

Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.

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).