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Hampshire County Council

Social Worker (Learning Disability Team)

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

Social Work

Salary

Location

£38,092 to £45,389

Posted Date

15 November 2023

Hybrid working - Eastleigh

Closing Date

28 November 2023

The Role:
Within our Adults’ Community Teams, we’re investing in creating the right conditions to ensure our Social Workers can work flexibly and are given the capacity to provide the excellent level of support and attention needed, to make a real difference to the lives of the people in our community. We believe our staff deserve to feel fulfilled professionally and enjoy a good balance between work and home life.

Joining our Learning Disabilities Team as a Qualified Social Worker, you’ll be innovative, person-centred and committed to working with adults in a strengths-based way. You’ll use your excellent relationship management skills to collaborate and negotiate with service users, their families, providers and other health care professionals, to proactively encourage independent and safe living within the community.

Whether you’re an experienced Social Worker, looking to stretch yourself and take on a new challenge, returning to Social Work after a break, or recently qualified looking to kickstart your career, we would love to hear from you. Our newly qualified Social Workers are paid at £32,026 per annum, pro rata for the first year of employment.

We understand the demands and emotional challenges of the job and provide our teams with a safe and supportive working environment, offering regular supervision, mentoring and Continuous Professional Development opportunities, alongside a competitive benefits package.

This role is based in our North West Learning Disability Team, Eastleigh. We support flexible, smart working and staff are encouraged to work from home and use drop-in facilities in offices and local community resources, such as libraries


Travel Requirements

You will be required to travel to various locations within Hampshire (or other local authority) and it is essential that you have a current drivers’ licence and access to a reliable vehicle on a regular basis.


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.

Additional Information:
For more information about Adults’ Health and Care, the team and the role, please read our Candidate Pack

Vetting Requirements:
This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:
For general enquiries contact care.careers@hants.gov.uk. For an informal chat about the role contact Kim Plested, Team Manager North West Learning Disability Team, on kim.plested@hants.gov.uk.

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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