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Social Worker HCC253232

Job Details:

Salary Range: £33,653 - £37,876 per annum
Work Location: The Public Services Plaza, Havant
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent x 1 and 12 months Fixed x 2 
Closing date: 24 October 2021

The Role:

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 within the community learning disabilities team in Southeast Hampshire, our hub is in Havant. This is a high performing, highly committed and extremely supportive team. 

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.

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, registered with HCPC, 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, the successful candidates will have a full driving licence and access to a car.

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 valuable contribution we offer a competitive benefits package, including access to Local Government Pension Scheme (employer contributions starting at 16.1%), generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, interest free travel loans and discounts.

Full COVID-19 vaccination status will be required as a condition of employment.

Recent legislation now mandates that anyone working in a CQC registered care home, which includes all regulated services

in HCC Care,  and those visiting in a professional capacity, must be fully vaccinated (MHRA approved) by 11 November 2021.

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. 
• Successfully manages change and develops and maintains their wellbeing and resilience. 
• 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.

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Please email  Philippa Neathey, Team Manager at philippa.neathey@hants.gov.uk


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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