Qualified Social Worker (Learning Disabilities)

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Qualified Social Worker (Learning Disabilities)
Salary Description
Very Attractive Pay
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
5 - 80 / per week - Full-Time

Job Title: Qualified Social Worker (Learning Disabilities)

Location: Sturminster Newton (North Learning Disability Team based in Sherborne)

Grade: 11


  • Monday - Thursday: 8.40am - 5.20pm
  • Friday: 8.40am - 4pm

Standard Rate:  £27.22

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced and qualified Social Worker to join our dedicated Learning Disability Team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in working with adults with learning disabilities and their support networks, enabling them to live full and fulfilling lives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Comprehensive Assessments: Perform thorough assessments of adults with learning disabilities, providing support and advice in line with the Care Act 2014.
  • Apply Relevant Legislation: Demonstrate advanced skills in applying the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act (MCA), and Mental Health Act (MHA).
  • Complex Case Management: Effectively manage complex cases, including Court of Protection (CoP) work and Community Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
  • Risk Management: Utilize positive risk-taking strategies to support individuals' wellbeing and autonomy.
  • Strong Communication: Exhibit strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with individuals, families, and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Legislation Compliance: Ensure all work complies with relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Hybrid Working: Balance office working and working from home, with the ability to attend community appointments as needed.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Social Work Qualification: A recognized qualification in social work.
  • Experience in Learning Disabilities Sector: Previous experience working with adults with learning disabilities or transferable skills from a related sector.
  • Advanced Legislation Knowledge: Strong knowledge and experience with the Care Act, MCA, and MHA.
  • Assessment Skills: Proven ability to conduct comprehensive assessments and manage complex cases.
  • BIA or AMHP: Qualification as a Best Interests Assessor (BIA) or Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) is preferred.
  • Mosaic Knowledge: Previous experience with Mosaic or similar case management systems.

Preferred Attributes:

  • Strong Assessment Skills: Demonstrated expertise in conducting thorough and accurate assessments.
  • Complexity Management: Ability to work effectively with complex situations and make sound decisions.
  • Sector Experience: Previous experience in the learning disability sector or relevant transferable skills.
  • Effective Communication: Strong communication skills to liaise effectively with various stakeholders.

We work with following providers who offer a variety of shifts at flexible rates.

  • Residential homes
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals

What can we offer you?

  • A dedicated consultant for you to be in communication with and to look after your file. 
  • A compliance officer to keep all aid with your documents and to keep everything updated.
  • A Finance Officer to manage your money and ensure your payments are made on time.
  • The best rates in the market. We continuously fight to get you the pay rate you desire. 

Please Apply below or call us on 0121 270 8878.


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