Social Worker - Learning Disabilities Team

Camden, London (Greater)
£36,630 - £42,490 per annum
18 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

We have an exciting new job opportunity in Camden’s Integrated Learning Disabilities Service, a service recognised as good with outstanding ‘Effectiveness’ by CQC. You will join a team of mixed professionals that delivers innovative, high quality, inclusive support, responsive to the needs and strengths of people with learning disabilities and the wider community, building on our involvement in the Named Social Worker Pilot.

As Social Worker you will provide high quality and effective social work support, delivering excellent strengths based assessment, intervention, care planning and Social Work service to people with learning disabilities.

Camden Learning Disabilities Service is developing a Three Conversations model of Social Work - a methodology to move practitioners away from “assessing for services” to a model that focuses on people’s strengths and resources and connects peoples into their informal support networks and local communities. Strengths based working is part of both Camden Adult Social Care’s strategic plan, Supporting people, Connecting Communities and the CLDS Promise.

The role involves

  • regular direct work with people with learning disabilities and their families;

  • joint working and ready access to advice and interventions from a full range of health professionals as part of the intergrated service;

  • home visits and reflective sessions with people with learning disabilities;

  • working alongside colleagues including those in the Children and Young People’s Service and many partner organisations.

You will have a working knowledge of strengths based practice, and  work with staff and management colleagues to develop and sustain high quality personal outcomes for people with learning disabilities.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS

The successful candidate will possess a working knowledge of local care and support resources/options for adults with learning disabilities and their carers and where to find these.

Demonstrate thorough knowledge of relevant social care and health legislation, policies, procedures and best practice guides and how they impact on people with learning disabilities including evidence of its implementation and application. You will have the skills to respond appropriately to unexpected events and crisis and have the ability to recognise signs of harm, abuse and neglect and how to manage these issues.

You must have a thorough understanding of current legislation and how it applies to the work of the profession including understanding the prevailing needs, whilst to promote the best interests of service users and carers at all times.  It is essential you hold DIPSW, CQSW, BA, BSC or MA in Social Worker or equivalent and registered with HCPC with a minimum 2 years checkable experience.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an exceptional team and develop your skills and gain further experience in your chosen career.

About Camden

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Discover and Diversity 

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How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. 

Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 2 October 2019, 23:59

Interviews to be held: W/C 7th October 2019

Please quote reference: 190000NA

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 21 October and 18 November 2019