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Social Worker or Senior Social Worker Adults Learning Disability Service, North Hampshire HCC288150

Job Details:

Salary Range: £34,242 - £38,539 per annum (plus £3,000 Market Supplement for Senior Social Workers) 
Work Location: Dame Mary Fagan House - Basingstoke or The Aviary - Eastleigh
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Permanent and Temporary (12 months) posts are available
Closing Date: 22 May 2022

The Role:

If you are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities, this is an exciting opportunity to join one of our supportive, friendly, caring teams where you will be valued and work as part of team where you will receive regular supervision, have the support of your Team Manager and colleagues and have opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge.  

As part of our continued drive to improve services for people living in Hampshire with Learning Disabilities, and their carers, several opportunities have arisen for experienced Qualified Social Workers or Senior Social Workers within the community learning disabilities teams in North Hampshire, located at our hubs based in Basingstoke or Eastleigh. These are high performing, highly committed and extremely supportive teams. Exceptionally, this post attracts a specific retention bonus equivalent to £750 on appointment and a further £750 on the successful applicant’s sixth month’s anniversary in post. 

In this role you will support people with learning disabilities to gain greater independence to meet their outcomes. Working in accordance with social care legislation and local government requirements, informed by the values and principles of social care; you will be supporting in the delivery of person centred, safe and effective social care services.


You will have a passion for delivering positive outcomes, in addition to an ability to recognise problems, identify solutions, resolution and negotiate situations. You will also need to have Proficient IT and have good literacy skills.

Our priority is to protect the most vulnerable and to be as efficient as possible, whilst utilising the opportunities afforded by closer working with partner agencies, working proactively to encourage independent and safe living within the community. We actively collaborate with other agencies to put people of Hampshire at the heart of decision-making. We understand the demands and emotional challenges of the job. That's why we provide our team with a positive, safe and supportive working environment. Alongside this we offer regular supervision, mentoring and Continuous Professional Development opportunities. 

As a qualified and experienced Social Worker or Senior Social Worker, registered with Social Work England, you will need strong interpersonal and organisational skills. You will need to travel independently across the county to meet with individuals and carers to assess needs, formulate outcomes and undertake reviews using a person-centred and strength-based approach, designed to provide meaningful choice and promote wellbeing. You must be able to work autonomously, prioritise your work and respond flexibly to competing demands.


An excellent working knowledge of legislation and current policies is required. Social Workers in the team are required to undertake various duties to include; assessments under the Care Act 2014, mental capacity assessments, reviews of funded care and safeguarding work.

Due to the nature of the role you will be required to travel to various locations within Hampshire [and the Isle of Wight or other local authority], and it is essential that you have a current drivers’ licence and access to a reliable vehicle on a regular basis.


If you have a sound understanding of adult social care and a commitment to delivering a high-quality service, we would love to hear from you. In return for your dedication to our service users, we offer a commitment to your continued development and wellbeing, alongside a competitive benefits package.

Values Based Recruitment:

We recruit for attitudes and values in Adults’ Health and Care. We invite you to evidence how you demonstrate the 4 core values we hold in your application.


The 4 core values are:

  • Person Centred: Has a person centred and strengths-based approach that empowers service users and carers to live independent lives.
  • Resilience: Successfully manages change and develops and maintains their wellbeing and resilience.
  • Accountable: Takes responsibility for work, actions and development; and acknowledges individual and shared accountability.
  • Works Together: Builds supportive internal and external working relationships through positive communication and constructive feedback.

Additional Information:

Social Worker or Senior Social Worker Job Description and Person Specification


To see what a career with us looks like please click here


Full COVID-19 vaccination status is no longer required as a condition of employment, but being fully vaccinated is strongly encouraged. 

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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