Social Worker – Adults with Learning Disabilities

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Social Worker - Adults with Learning Disabilities
Interim Position

S Tyneside 1003445314841615

Posted: 1st March 2024 09:39
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  • Pay Rate:

    £154.99 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • SOUTH SHIELDS, Tyne & Wear,

    NE33 2RL

What's involved with this role:

Interim Social Worker - Adults with Learning Disabilities

Reference no:  S Tyneside 1003445314841615

Pay rate: £154.99 per day PAYE

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months  

City: SOUTH SHIELDS, Tyne & Wear

Enhanced DBS required for this role

A Social Worker is required to provide person centred assessment of need at a level of complexity appropriate to the role, such as multiple social or health needs, complex care and support arrangements, as allocated by line manager and where requested. Social Workers empower individuals, their families, carers and communities to lead fulfilling, independent lives. Using Let’s Talk Together strengths-based approach, you will work collaboratively with people with social care needs to formulate support plans that maximise abilities, enabling individuals to make informed choices and work towards their identified goal.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with people in crisis, where a support arrangement is urgently needed, and decisions may need to be taken in respect of mental capacity and /or the Mental Health Act.
  • Support people to receive support and treatment in the community rather than inpatient settings and to arrange effective discharge pathways, facilitating community connections, housing and discharge arrangements.
  • Use active listening skills, observation and communication to develop supportive and therapeutic relationships with adults, their families and informal networks, exploring their situation with them and looking together for ways to move forward.
  • Support and constructively challenge them to think about the social factors within their lives and help them establish their own goals for positive change, providing people with advice and the tools to achieve their aspirations.
  • Refer, liaise, consult and work effectively with all relevant agencies and other professionals in order to help meet identified needs, bridging the gap between health and social care. Provide professional support and information, guidance and advice on how their needs could be partly or wholly met by universal and other non-care services.
  • Work closely with the person or their carer to develop an agreed care and support plan to achieve the identified outcomes, promoting the delivery of strengths-based approaches to support planning, maximising on an individual’s strengths and community / family resources.
  • Ensure care and support plans are person centred, capture the person voice and promote the independence, overall safety and well-being of adults and where relevant children. Support people to achieve a sustainable recovery, be independent and be discharged from services on a long-term basis, relying instead on their own support mechanisms and other measures they have put in place to prevent relapse.
  • Proactively work towards embedding personalisation into practice including but not limited to individual budgets, direct payments, self-assessment and self-directed support. Practice and support planning will be focused on outcomes rather than service driven.
  • Undertake reviews of support packages as required ensuring the right level of support is delivered only for as long as is needed and at a reasonable cost, advising the person and their carers of alternative support as appropriate.
  • Take professional responsibility for managing a case load, including adults with complex problems and whose circumstances may place their personal liberty or safety at risk. Provide written reports and support plan to represent individual and carers needs and ensure you maintain a high level of data quality for all information recorded, ensuring that the information is timely, accurate and complete.


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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • A professional social work qualification such as Social Work Degree, MA in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work (CQSW, CSS) or equivalent.
  • Current Registration with Social Work England.
  • Evidence of recent post qualification CPD where applicable.
  • Full current driving licence or access to a means of mobility support.



  • Experience of providing a professional person-centred social work service to people with care and support needs. This may include people with a learning disability, autism, older people and people with physical and/or mental health needs.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working.
  • Demonstrable experience of undertaking assessments.
  • Experience of personalisation and delivery though self-directed support.
  • Experience of safeguarding frameworks, processes and procedures as well as managing complex cases.
  • Experience of building relationships with community service providers and working in effective partnership to improve outcomes for individuals.



  • Good working knowledge, understanding and application of the Care Act.
  • Knowledge and understanding of other relevant legislation for adult social care, for example the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the Continuing Healthcare Framework and the ability to undertake joint health and social care assessments.
  • Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of social care policy developments, best practice and current trends in health and social care.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to contribute to the Councils aims and objectives within an overall framework that safeguards adults, promoting independence, health and wellbeing.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex information both verbally and in writing in a clear, concise manner to a range of audiences.
  • Excellent case recording and report writing skills.
  • Ability to undertake assessments, develop support plans and conduct reviews.
  • Effective decision-making skills which may involve considering risks.
  • Effective time management skills and planning skills ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Flexible approach to work. Able to work outside of office hours as required as required.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.



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Job Ref: S Tyneside 1003445314841615
Social Worker - Adults with Learning Disabilities
Client Category: Local Authority

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