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Experienced Social Worker (Adults Learning Disability Team)

Job details

General information



Closing Date


Service Area


Adult Services

Service Area

Learning Disabilities & Mental Health

Vacancy Details


Qualified Social Workers - Adult's Services

Job Title

Experienced Social Worker (Adults Learning Disability Team)


BBU11 £35,336 - £38,553 per annum, plus market rate supplement

Salary Range (£ pro rata for part time roles)

Competitive Salary + MRS

Contract Type

Full time permanent

Contract Hours


Job Advert

The Bedford Adult Learning Disability team (ALDT) is seeking an experienced Practitioner, to work in our small dynamic community team. The role will involve undertaking high level assessment and review work and you should be confident with complex case work e.g. Mental Capacity Act Assessments, complex Best Interest Assessments, CPA, court of protection work and adult safeguarding. You will have supervisory responsibility for team members and provide daily management oversight of our busy team.


You will be a good team player, willing to share your substantial knowledge and experience with other team members and be able to contribute towards their development and also students that are placed with the team.


The aim of the ALDT is to promote the health and wellbeing, independence, choice and a better quality of life for adults with a learning disability.
This is an opportunity to make a difference. Joining a multidisciplinary and well established forward looking team, promoting strength based approaches to practice and service delivery to adults with Learning disabilities.


*Market rate supplement payments are subject to an annual review.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If your application is successful you will be required to declare any spent and unspent convictions, adult cautions (simple or conditional) that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).


How to apply

Please upload a current CV and a document detailing how you meet the selection criteria for the role.  The selection criteria can be found in the job profile below.  Optional CV and selection criteria templates are provided below.  If you do not upload both documents the panel may be unable to score your application.


Please note:

The Council will not normally re-employ ex-employees in receipt of:

·         a severance payment (within 12 months of leaving)

·         a local government pension

unless the appointment in business critical

For further information, please email

Additional Vacancy Information

Allowance (pro rata for part time roles)

Market Rate Supplement £2,000 per annum

Work Pattern

Full time 37 hours Monday to Friday

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Vacancy Location


Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough Council Recruitment, Bedford


Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford

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Job Profile

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CV Template

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Selection Criteria Template

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