The role

Southwark Social Care are looking for confident and experienced Social Workers to join our Learning Disability Service (working with adults aged 25+). These services provide a comprehensive and integrated social care pathway for children and young people with learning disabilities and other disabilities from childhood into adolescence and on into adulthood through a seamless care pathway from Children’s legislation to Adult legislation and care and support.

As a Social Worker you will be responsible for providing comprehensive and effective integrated social work service to respond people with Learning Disabilities within Adult’s legislation. This will include undertaking statutory responsibilities including visits, reviews, reporting to court and complex safeguarding. 

You will be expected to be able to undertake strength based social care assessments, determining the need of an individual and producing outcome focussed support plans. Ensuring focused interventions are delivered to safeguard and empower our service users with learning disabilities

An ability to establish a rapport and build and maintain a professional, respectful and honest relationship with the service user and their family/carer is key to this role and in developing trust, assisting in safeguarding and promoting positive and timely outcomes for service users and there families. 

If you would like to apply for this position please see job description and vacancy details below for more information.

You can contact Seamus Kelly (0207 525 2144) and/or Gillian Heighley (0207 525 2147) for an informal chat about this role and the service. 

Additional details

Please note this role requires an enhanced level DBS check.

Recruitment timetable

Recruitment Timetable 

Advert closes: 8th August 2021

Interviews and testing: 20th August 2021


(COVID-19) Information for job applicants:
Southwark Council are following the current Government guidelines surrounding Coronavirus. During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if you are selected for interview, we will be conducting interviews virtually using video link e.g. Microsoft Teams. Further details will be provided to shortlisted applicants.