Qualified Adult Social Worker Learning Disabilities Team


  • £30.00 per hour
  • Bridgend
  • Posted: 02/11/2021
  • Temporary
  • Job Ref: BRADSW021121

Job Details

To manage an allocated caseload to achieve positive outcomes for Adults with a Learning Disability.

 Working within the legislative, regulatory and policy framework that relates to the Adult Services;
 Carrying out high quality assessments of the needs of people with a Learning Disability and their families at the direction of the Team Manager.
 Creating plans that address the needs identified in assessments; coordinating those plans; monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the plans.
 Working with individuals, families, carer groups and communities to help them make informed decisions, enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to service planning;
 Working with other agencies and professionals, service users and their families in a coordinated manner to address the needs of people with a Learning Disability.
 Working effectively as a member of a professional team, contributing to multi-disciplinary working and assisting more experienced Social Workers in undertaking high risk and complex cases including court proceedings.
 Taking responsibility, with the Team Manager and Senior Practitioner, to maintain and develop professional practice, including identifying training needs.
 Identifying unmet need and drawing it to the attention of Managers in the Service, and assisting in the collection of data as required.
Grade 11 - As above plus:
 Supervision of Social Work Students and other junior members of staff;
 Provide advice and guidance to less experience social workers;
 To undertake complex, high risk cases, which will include court attendance;
 Lead joint working with less experienced Social Workers in complex cases.

 Social Work Degree or other Social Work qualification recognised by Social Care Wales.
 Registration with Social Care Wales.
 Experience of needs-led assessment, intervention and evaluation processes.
 Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and associated adult social care legislation.
 Ability to form constructive working relationships with colleagues and other agencies, and to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary setting as part of a team.
 Ability to make decisions appropriately and competently, and to prioritise effectively.
 Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, present and comprehend complex information.
 Ability to prioritise and take responsibility for workload management and performance.
 Ability to recognise and maintain positive professional relationships with Carers and families.
 Driving license with access to vehicle.

Applicants should be registered with Social Care Wales.


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