Social Worker / Senior Social Worker – LD & Autism

Adult’s Social Worker / Senior Social Worker – Specialist Learning Disability & Autism Service – Surreywide – Up to £39,246

Social Personnel are delighted to be working with Surrey County Council on their permanent vacancies and have exciting opportunities to join an innovative and fairly new service which aims to support people of any age with learning disabilities or autism.

The team

This team was created in December 2018, and what a journey we have been on. There have been challenges but ultimately we are starting to deliver better services.

The team forms part of the Council’s whole life approach to ensure that people of any age with learning disabilities and autism can live healthy, safe, independent and fulfilling lives. We are working with our partners to develop an integrated service and improved journey for residents. We want to ensure services join together and smooth out some of the issues service users and their carers experience at different stages in their lives.

The team will work with our partners who lead advocacy services for disabled people, family carers and faith groups together with the Partnership Board. Their help is essential to ensure we explore the full range of expertise and resources in our communities. Gradually we will introduce an aligned All Age approach to helping children, young people and adults with a disability in Surrey.

The work of the team will be organised around 4 themes:

  • Building community capacity and access to universal services
  • Shaping independence and day opportunities
  • Transforming accommodation and support
  • Delivering the ‘Own front door’ programme

Each of these themes are interdependent, as is every member of the team.

We absolutely want to increase the number of people living independently in their own homes; with everyday access to employment and/or other worthwhile pastimes.

Although the team is now a year old, plenty of opportunities lay ahead, but we are excited by this as we have a real chance to make a genuine difference.

In order for us to achieve the required outcomes, the team are expanding. We are currently looking for Social Workers.

The team is based across two locations – Leatherhead and Guildford.

Please apply today for more information and a chance to become part of this service helping improving the lives of vulnerable people across the county.

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