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Social Worker

Social Care

Adult Services

Bolton Council

Location- Borough Wide
Hours- 37 hours per week
Contract- 12 months Fixed Term Contract
Grade-Grade H scp 27 £30,507 to 31 £33,799

An opportunity has arisen to work within Bolton Council’s integrated Community Learning Disability Team which consists of health and social care colleagues. 

Some duties of the role will include:
  • Care Act assessments for clients and carers, including the assessment and management of risks, and asset based support planning.
  • Best Interests decisions adhering to Mental Capacity Act.
  • Court of Protection applications, including the principles of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. 
  • Resettlement from out of area placements back into their local area.
  • Transition work for young adults with a learning disability transferring between Children and Adult Services, including education, health and care planning.
  • Supporting individuals to move on from their family homes.
  • Safeguarding investigations.
  • Continuing health care assessments and multi-agency meetings.
  • Inter-disciplinary working.

We are looking to recruit a qualified, enthusiastic and motivated individual who has a passion for working with adults with Learning Disabilities, understanding their needs, aspirations and supporting them to enhance their quality of life. You will have the ability to communicate, develop, maintain and improve relationships with service users and carers is essential in these roles as well as the attributes required to participate in inter-disciplinary team working.

The team supports adults and young people in transition with Learning Disabilities.  You will need to have experience in carrying out assessments of need under the Care Act 2014 and devised and implemented asset based support plans, including supporting customers to access universal and voluntary services. You will carry out carer assessments and support plans under the Care Act 2014 and adhere to the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

For more information please see the Work with Us page on

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A DBS check is therefore required for this post.  

This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification.  

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.

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application deadline

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28th May 2019

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