Social Worker - Adults (Learning Disabilities)

Reference:3/AD/21/323 

Salary:£32,234.00 - £33,782.00 

Working Hours:See advert 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Learning Disabilities Team, Adult Social Care, Shire Hall Complex, Gloucester - GL1 2TP 

Closing date:11 July 2021 at midnight 

Subject to meeting qualifying conditions, we offer relocation of up to £5,000 to use towards the cost of relocating to Gloucestershire.

Are you an experienced Social Worker passionate about working with people to promote independence and dedicated to making a difference? Then we would love to hear from you!


About the role:


We have both part time* (29.6 hours) and full time (37 hours) Social Worker positions available in our Learning Disabilities team, a countywide team based in Shire Hall, Gloucester. The team has a supportive and engaged management structure including an Integrated Social Care Manager, two Deputy Social Care Managers, Social Work Leads, Social Care Leads and Team Managers. It also consists of around 65 other staff members, including qualified Senior Social Workers, Social Workers, Adult Social Care Practitioners and an Administration team.


To find out more about working in the Learning Disabilities Locality, visit our “Meet the Teams” webpage here.


Our Social Workers must be able to listen hard to the people of Gloucestershire, to understand what really matters and to connect them to resources that help them continue with their chosen life, either with support or independently. You will also be working with individuals to help them to regain control of their lives in a crisis. In order to best support the people we work with, we need Social Workers who are experienced in promoting their own and others professional curiosity and who are competent in their knowledge of legislation and meeting their professional capabilities.


About you:


As Social Workers, we understand the work you do on a daily basis and provide the support you need to make a difference to the people of Gloucestershire. To join us, you must:



  • Have a social work qualification and be SWE** registered

  • Have completed your ASYE** program or have relevant statutory experience

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment

  • Have the passion to promote people’s strengths and the ability to make a difference in a safe working approach to social work practice


About us:


This is an great time to join Gloucestershire County Council, as Adult Social Care is on an exciting journey, which focuses on a more creative, strengths-based and person-centred approach, to ensure that we work together to ‘Make the Difference’ supporting our local communities! See how Gloucestershire Adult Social Care’s #Makethedifference approach is transforming lives and reinvigorating social work in the county by reading our Community Care Editorial.


Our Social Workers do all they can to make the difference to local communities in Gloucestershire. Here are some of the benefits we offer in return for your hard work.



  • Regular formal and informal support

  • Safe, supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision

  • Transfer options after one year in post, allowing for continuous development of skills and knowledge in different Adult Social Care settings.

  • Accredited post-qualified training opportunities, enabling you to develop your skills

  • Personal licences to Adults CCINFORM

  • Access to mandatory training and additional topical bi-annual workshops.

  • Clear career progression pathways, to support you in progressing professionally and personally

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C's apply)

  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.

  • Annual leave up to 29.5 days after 5 years employment

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Staff discount scheme that offers access to great savings including discounts with major supermarket chains and high street retailers


We’re closer than you think:


We are an easy commute from many locations, view our commuting times map to see what we mean. However, we understand that commuting isn’t for everyone, so if you are in the process of relocating, why not email us to discuss opportunities further.


To join a locally award winning team, click “Apply” today! You will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes below.


Alternatively, for an informal discussion, please contact ASCrecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk to arrange a convenient time for a call back.


This position is subject to an Adults Enhanced DBS with Adults Barred List check.

*   Part time vacancy: Salary is Pro Rata
** For interested professionals located in Wales and Scotland, please contact us to discuss your application.

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Below you will also find a link to the Job Profile. Click ‘Apply’ to continue.

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