Social Worker- Adult's Learning Disabilitys

Location Shropshire
Salary £26.00 - £28.50 per hour
Main Duties


With access to advice and within normal arrangements for departmental accountability, the post holder will offer a social work service to individual older people and adults with a learning disability and their carers, predominantly within the framework of relevant Acts of Parliament, Council Policy and Partnership Policies.  This will include:-

  • In collaboration with other professionals make assessment of individual need and implement and monitor the agreed support plan and keeping safe plan, as appropriate.
  • Consider and assess Mental Capacity and co-ordinate Best Interest decision making forums where appropriate.  Documenting decisions and assessments accurately.
  • The ability to recognise where a Deprivation of Liberty or a restriction may be an issue.  Liaising with registered providers when a referral to the DOL’s Team is appropriate.  .
  • To contribute to the development of all aspects of the team and the service provided.
  • As part of the requirement of the HCPC you will be required to maintain evidence of continuing Professional Development in the agreed format.
  • To co-ordinate the use of all resources promoting the creative and flexible use of personal budgets to meet eligible needs and accessing community services and activities

  • To signpost and advise adults about generic services they can access such as Housing, Debt Support, Job Centre Plus, other employment support, tenancy support services, advocacy services, befriending services, support and social groups and benefits advice (this list is not exhaustive).
  • To maintain accurate records both manually and electronically with relevant, objective, detailed information and with accuracy in a timely manner and in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • To attend meetings and act as a representative of the service as required.
  • To attend and participate in team meetings, supervision and performance and appraisal and any quality assurance processes.
  • To attend training sessions and contribute to team training sessions, as appropriate.
  • To take part in duty systems, as required.
  • To liaise with other statutory and voluntary agencies, as appropriate.
  • To comply with safe systems of work in accordance with the Department’s Health and Safety and Welfare policies and procedures.
  • To develop an understanding and awareness of issues related to equal opportunities, valuing people and anti-discriminatory practice and to demonstrate this in carrying out your duties.
  • Responsible for promoting continuing personal and professional/vocational development of self through staff development processes.
  • The post holder may be required, from time to time, to undertake other duties, not specifically mentioned in this Job Description.

These duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The post holder will be expected to become involved in a range of work to enable the service to respond effectively to the changing requirements of the Council and changes affecting the workforce.