Social Worker

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+). This services provide a comprehensive and integrated social care pathway young people and adults with learning disabilities and other disabilities using the 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. 

A key part of this role is to develop trust and assist in safeguarding and promoting positive and timely outcomes for service users and there families. Ensuring focused interventions are delivered to safeguard and empower our service users with learning disabilities.


About you:

You will have the ability to undertake strength based social care assessments. You will be able to determining the need of an individual and produce outcome focused support plans.

You will have the ability to establish a rapport and build and maintain a professional, respectful and honest relationship with the service user and their family/carer. 

You will have the ability to deliver focused interventions to safeguard vulnerable adults and promote independence, positive outcomes and promote the use of assistive technology.

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

For more information about our social work career pathway visit

Closing Date 14/08/2022

Shortlisiting 18/08/2022

Interview 26/08/2022

Assessment Date 26/08/2022

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Salary: £38,148 - £45,381

Work Hours: Full-time

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Queens Road SE15 2HP

Date Posted: 13/07/2022

Closing Date: 14/08/2022


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Southwark Council, 2nd Floor, 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TZ

You can use the contact form below for any questions- please mention the service you are interested in so we can direct your enquiry to the relevant team.

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Director of Adult Social Care