Social Worker - Adult Learning Disabilities Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 27/11/2023 23:59
£33,024 - £39,186 per annum
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Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Town Hall
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Closing date:
27 Nov
Further Information
Do you want to be part of a council where senior managers are visible and understand the challenges of social work and where ingenious and innovative social work is welcome?

Joss Harbron, our Assistant Director for Adult Social Care says “Darlington has an established and successful track record in adult social care, where high challenge comes with high support. There is strong engagement with citizens and strong partnerships and collaboration across the directorates. I believe we deliver strong visible leadership, with clear governance, accountability and in a culture which welcomes active contributions from the teams whilst delivering high performing services.”
Darlington Adult Social Care has undergone a significant transformation within the last few years, with an emphasis on maximising independence, delivering personalised outcomes, promoting a cost effective and stable market. Our priorities are focussed on supporting reducing isolation, delaying where possible the onset of support needs, providing an intermediate care offer, supporting carers, as well as ensuring people are safe from harm. We have a culture of working together across all directorates with the ambition to grow and develop partnerships. Darlington has a stable provider market and excellent collaborations with stakeholders and partners.

As a social worker, you will form collaborative relationships with key partners including acute, primary and community health care, voluntary and independent sector to promote health and well-being and preventing, reducing, and delaying need in line with the Care Act. Through strength-based assessments and interventions and a focus on the whole person- and person-centred care, you will support adults with care and support needs and their carers to achieve their desired outcomes and well-being. To achieve this, you will be experienced in delivering personalised care and support plans in line with national legislation, Care Act principles, Mental Health Act, and ensuring people are safe from harm.
This is an exciting opportunity for social workers who want to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a progressive and supportive organisation. If you have these shared values and enjoy high challenge which comes with high support, we want to hear from you.

You will work as part of a innovative and progressive Social Care Team who work closely with the local area Community Learning Disability Health Team providing access to allied health professionals. The Life Stages Service is a well established team primarily supporting adults with a Learning Disability.  We are looking for an experienced Social Worker who is committed to strength-based practice, focusing on enabling and progressive approaches to supporting people. 
What’s in it for you? As an Adults Social Worker in Darlington, you can expect to be fully supported on your development journey by robust caseload management, regular supervision and appraisal, outstanding training and development opportunities, an excellent total reward package.  Our enhanced career and pay progression scheme offers a clear growth and development pathway accompanied by competitive pay at each progression level, which reflects the increased complexity of the role and the experience required from our social workers.

The rewards for working at Darlington Borough Council go beyond the salary you will receive; we have numerous additional benefits such as: 

• 32 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays, with option to purchase additional Annual Leave (pro-rata for part time working)
• Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme with option to make Additional Voluntary Contributions
• Flexi-time scheme
• Generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave schemes
• Green Car Leasing Scheme
• Access to a wide range of training, learning and development
• Physiotherapy service
• Confidential counselling service
• Great wellbeing offer
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Dolphin Centre Fit for Life Discounts
• Local and National retailer discounts
• Arriva Employee Travel Club
For the full range of benefits we offer, please see our Why work for us internet page, which also includes our Total Reward Booklet and Employee Benefit Video.


Find out further information about us and what it’s like to work for our great team by visiting the Jobs and Careers home page.


For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For more information and an informal discussion about the role, please contact Julie Hopkinson Team Manager on 07384457204 or via e mail on Julie.hopkinson@darlington.gov.uk

General Information for Applicants: All applicant email correspondence will come from donotreply@northeastjobs.org.uk and may be directed to your Junk folder depending on the settings of your email account.

Please check both your email and Junk folder as all applicants will be notified whether they have been shortlisted. If you are experiencing problems applying for this vacancy via North East Jobs, please contact the HR Team on 01325 405486 or HR@darlington.gov.uk , who will be happy to assist.

This post requires a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure and Adults Barred List check.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.