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Social Workers in Adult Care – Learning Disability

Salary details: £28672 - £37890

Dorset Council
East Dorset
Occupational group
Health and Social Care - Adults
Salary details
£28,672 to £37,890
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Closing Date
12 December 2021 11:00 PM
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Social Workers in Adult Care – Learning Disability

£28,672 to £37,890

Grades 10-11

East Dorset




Are you a Social Worker looking for a rewarding and exciting new challenge?

Do you want to be part of a nurturing organisation where you are activity encouraged to participate in shaping services for the future? 

Are you passionate about enabling people to build on their strengths and abilities so they can achieve their full potential?

Do you want to work for an organisation that understands the demands and emotional challenges of the job, that provides you with a positive, safe and supportive working environment?

Do you want regular, meaningful supervision that supports Continuous Professional Development opportunities?

Do you want to work for an organisation that is proud of its robust learning and development offer?

If the answers are yes, then Dorset Council is the employer for you! We are an organisation with a strong commitment to a strengths-based approach in our relationships with customers and employees alike. We foster a vibrant, happy, and high achieving workforce through professional development.  This includes access to the ASYE programme, external BIA and AMHP training and internal training to develop specific areas of practice.

We are currently looking to recruit dynamic Social Workers within the Learning Disability team, with a strong sense of person-centred practice who can use a strengths-based approach.  You will need to be confident with the legal basis for practice and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005 at interview.

The Learning Disability Service are looking to appoint a full time Level 3 Social Worker, located in East Dorset, plus a part-time Level 2 Social Worker also based in the East locality.

These positions will be based within the local offices, however the successful applicants will work flexibly across the service and at times will be required to support individuals who reside in a different locality.

Please contact us at PAHCentralisedRecruitment@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk for further details of the roles on offer.

How to apply:

Apply by Application Form:

If you wish to apply for this role by application form, please do so by following the ‘Apply for this Job’ link below.

Apply by CV:

We will accept a CV in place of an application form for this role. If you wish to submit a CV please e-mail to PAHCentralisedRecruitment@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

When applying by CV it is important that you include all the information needed to evidence your suitability for the role (as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification) including giving:

  • Your contact details
  • Detailed information about your experience (as you would in an application form).    
  • Current employer details and an explanation for any career breaks
  • Details of two referees (which should be from your two most recent places of work or education). Note: references may be taken up prior to interview if you are shortlisted. If you wish to be contacted before references are taken up please give details in your CV.
  • Membership of professional/technical bodies
  • Your National Insurance (NI) Number

Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams, however, please get in contact if you are interested in the position but unable to attend an interview via this platform. We aim to schedule interviews within 10 working days of the advert closing date.

A generous relocation package is payable, of which up to £8,000 (of HMRC eligible elements) are free of tax. We can offer you help to move whether you are looking to buy or rent, depending on your circumstances.

Our package includes:

  • an initial advance of up to £2,500 payable when you start
  • help towards fees associated with buying/selling (up to £6,500)
  • an option to receive help towards your rent or mortgage in the first two years

Dorset Council: A Great Place to Work

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We have a commitment to equality, are inclusive and welcome applications from everyone. Supporting diversity of background, skills and perspectives is essential to us. This means we can deliver better services that are representative of our community.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.

You must:

  • have a degree in social work/Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post

You may be asked to provide evidence of your vaccination status against Coronavirus if the role you apply for requires the need to enter care homes, in line with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/891).

See our policy on safeguarding children and young people.

See our adult safeguarding policy.

This post will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. See our policy on the employment of ex-offenders.

This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

We use generic job descriptions and person specifications. This means the job title on any attachments may differ from the job title in the advert. We may provide specific information in a context statement if relevant.