Experienced Social Worker - Adults Social Care

Swindon Borough Council
Holiday- 25 days per annum, pension scheme, life insurance, flexible working and sick pay.

Key Accountabilities

  • To undertake complex person-centred assessments (including assessment of mental capacity where appropriate) with individuals and to plan for the provision of support and / or services with individuals in order to assist them meet their outcomes and to live as independently as possible
  • To support carers to continue in their role in complex situations BASW Experienced Social Worker Job Profile Version 1 May 2019 2
  •  To ensure accurate and timely recording of all information and activity onto the social care records database in accordance with work targets set by the Team Manager and Supervisor
  • To gather sufficient information about individuals in order to assess their needs against eligibility criteria
  •  To contribute to local knowledge (within the team and the service) about universally available services, including what is available within the voluntary and community sector, as well as the Department’s commissioned and contracted services and to signpost/advocate for individuals accordingly
  •  To have advanced skills and knowledge in assessment, support planning and the management of risks for individuals and to be able to apply Council policy and support individuals to manage risk appropriately
  • To practice in line with legal requirements, demonstrating a detailed understanding of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Continuing Health Care guidance 


For all roles within Adult Social Services. Swindon Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and all staff working for the council are expected to share a commitment to this. You will be expected to report any concerns relating to the possible abuse of a vulnerable adult in accordance with the agreed interagency safeguarding adults’ procedures. If your own conduct in relation to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults gives cause for concern, the council’s agreed interagency safeguarding adults’ procedures will be followed, alongside implementation of the council’s disciplinary procedure. The job holder is accountable for their safeguarding of vulnerable adult responsibilities to their line manager. 

Knowledge & Experience:

Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and will be required to provide evidence of this:

  •  Proven track record of strengths-based social work with adults, including the safeguarding of adults
  •  Extensive knowledge of health and social care and other relevant legislation policies and guidance
  •  Evidenced experience of professional and personal development following achievement of professional qualification, likely to be a minimum of 2 yearspost-qualification
  •  Evidence of giving formal supervision
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with people in a variety of ways and levels
  • Ability to utilise a range of Microsoft and electronic social care recordsoftware
  •  A self-starter, a well organised person who is passionate about delivery of high quality person - centric services
  •  Ability to work with others in a developmental way
  •  Must be able to write clear, complex and accurate reports
  •  Some relevant professional experience post qualification in a similar work environment.
  •  Expert knowledge of relevant policy, systems, work practices, professional guidelines, legislation in the area of specialism
  •  Experience of multi-disciplinary and partnership working and awareness of the issues involved
  •  Planning and workload management skills
  •  Experience of giving formal supervision and appraisal
  • Proven assessment and investigation skills appropriate to the scope of the role. Ability to carry out complex client assessments
  •  Experience of using professional knowledge to work within referral systems according to established criteria
  •  Proven ability to work with challenging client groups and situations
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  •  Proven ability to deliver training
  •  Accurate record keeping and report writing
  •  Good presentational skills
  •  Knowledge of financial assessment processes
  •  You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act - for the effective performance of a client-facing role)


  • Qualified Social Worker, Degree in relevant profession with evidence of post qualifying learning and development
  •  HCPC registered BASW Experienced Social Worker Job Profile Version 1 May 2019 5 ?
  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant area, e.g. Practice Educator or Best Interests Assessor or Approved Mental Health Professional
  •  Good IT skills, able to use Word, Excel, E-mail and relevant Care Management Data Bases, be able to access information digitally and to promote use of self-help via digital platforms
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