Social Worker

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£36,708 - £39,867 p.a. inc.
04 May 2021
16 May 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Come and Grow your Social Work Career in Brent in the Integrated Learning Disabilities Team

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

Brent Council’s wholly owned housing company, i4B, has negotiated the purchase of a brand new apartment block in Wembley Park which will provide much-needed affordable accommodation for key workers across the borough and beyond. The block will be used to retain and recruit key workers in London. If you are successful in applying role this role, you will have the opportunity to move into one of the apartments. More information on the apartments can be found at: 

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The Post

The Brent Community Learning Disability Service is a forward looking team which is co-located within the Kingswood Centre. The Brent Community Learning Disability Service is part of  the Learning Disability Service at Kingswood Centre, which has been rated Outstanding by CQC. The team works closely with residents, carers and Independent Providers to enable a person centred service to adults with Learning Disabilities. We all work in partnership to make a positive difference to the lives of adults with learning disability in our community.

We are looking for an experienced Social Worker who will hold a varied caseload, which they will manage. You will deliver high-quality care to the wider community. This will mean producing high-quality work in terms of the Care Act and associated legislation, assisting with challenging cases in terms of the Community Treatment Review process, and the ability to respond promptly to crises as well as hospital discharges.

Reporting to the Team Manager you will help reshape the way we deliver services to our residents in a COVID world. This will involve working to improve the life chances of those with Learning Disability through employment, accommodation, meaningful activities, as well as person-centred services, utilising best practice. You will have excellent communication skills. This will include producing high-quality support plans and working with families and networks against a backdrop of competing demands.

The Person

You will hold a Social Work qualification, be passionate about serving our residents, and have excellent communication skills and the creativity to find solutions that deliver excellent services our customers deserve. You will have post qualified experience working with people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health or Autism.

This role would suit someone who has a passion for ensuring the delivery of high quality services and who enjoys managing and supporting people to achieve their potential. This role would suit an individual who is committed to improving the services for people with learning disabilities.

You will work in partnership with the management team to deliver on national and local performance framework. Ideally you will have experience in working with complex, multi-disciplinary cases involving mental health, voluntary organisations, forensic and NHS/CCG partners.

We are looking for professionals who can build positive relationships at a number of levels and can bring enthusiasm, creativity and passion to the service. Can you meet the challenge of providing professional support and on-going development of social care practice in the learning disability team

Do you have the energy to be part of a forward looking team to meet the expectations of our customers and stakeholders within a fast paced and continually changing environment? We provide excellent environment for continued learning, tailored support to help shape and grow your career.

If so this could be the job for you and we would welcome your application.

Closing Date: 16 May 2021 (23:00)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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