The role

About Southwark: 

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

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 Adults care pathway, legislation and care and support.

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

About You:

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 adults 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 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 (020 7525 2144 and/or Gillian Heighley (020 7525 2147) for an informal chat about this role and the service

Successful applicants will need to comply with Government legislation around vaccination status. 

Benefits and more information:


Recruitment timetable

Advert Closing date: 11:59 at 30/01/2022

Interview and Assessments: 15/02/2022

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.