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Social Worker - SCDS
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/489/15018
  • Published: Mon 28/06/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/08/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: Newly Qualified £27,741 - £32,234, Qualified £32,910 - £35,745
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 1JE

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Social Worker - SCDS

Job introduction

Specialist Community Disability Service

We have an opportunity for 2 full-time permanent Social Work posts to join the Specialist Community Disability Service (SCDS). Specifically, we are seeking to recruit Social Workers with experience of working with adults.

We are a team which provides a challenging and exciting range of social work services to children, young people and adults with disabilities. This includes the duty and intake service, undertaking care planning within a multi-disciplinary context through Care Act assessments and reviews, appropriate application of the Mental Capacity Act and application of Deprivation of Liberty/Liberty Protection Safeguards and applications to the Court of Protection in relation to welfare decisions. We also work with individuals as part of the Transforming Care Agenda and the use of the Mental Health Act. SCDS are also involved in supporting children, young people and adults with arranging Direct Payments and Personal Budgets.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a qualified Social Worker
  • Be responsible for managing their own caseload autonomously with the support of their supervisor/manager
  • Have the skills to work within an integrated multi-agency setting
  • Be able to support a service undergoing some exciting changes and developments
  • Have experience of supporting other staff and demonstrate an ability and willingness to develop these skills
  • Have good knowledge, skills and experience of statutory roles and responsibilities
  • Whilst prior experience of working with children, young people or adults with disabilities is not essential it would be an advantage
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in developing their knowledge and skills in relation to disabilities

For further information please contact:

Richard Stevenson (Pod Manager 25+) Telephone: 01273 295550 



About the role

2 years ago Brighton & Hove undertook an innovative restructure of its services for children and adults with learning disabilities to create a strong, sustainable and ambitious whole life pathway disability service.

The management of children's and adults' (multi-disciplinary) disability services was merged within our Families, Children and Learning Directorate with two new Heads of Service, one with responsibilities for aged 0-25 and the other for 25+. The Heads of Service have responsibility for three social work assessment teams or pods whose functions are differentiated by the ages 0-14, 14-25 and 25+. It is anticipated that this new structure will provide service users with a more positive transition to adulthood.

We highly recommend you read the ‘Statement Guidance’ document below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.