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Woking in adult social care

We strive to be the best we can be in supporting local people to live fulfilled lives. We want like-minded colleagues to join our team and together we will work alongside people to help them live the lives they want to live.

What matters to us is that the right people join us; people who are committed to putting people and their carers at the heart of the work, through collaboration and innovation where you will be empowered to be creative, share ideas and be part of a team.

We have opportunities available for registered social workers at all levels who are looking to make a positive difference in enabling fulfilled lives for adults that need our support. We can offer an exciting and robust Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme for newly qualified social workers looking for their first role.

How we work

Adult Social Care has a wide range of teams and services supporting local people to live fulfilled lives. Our teams are made up of Social Care Practitioners, Social Workers and Occupational therapists, with team and service managers.

We have excellent working partnerships with our colleagues in health right through to primary care, including the integrated mental health and learning disability teams and our acute hospital teams, as well as partnerships with our housing and communities directorate, and our community and voluntary sector.

Strengths based practice

We are in the early stages of innovating the three conversations model here in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, to help us ensure practice is strengths based, relational and personalised to the people we work alongside. Our innovation sites are helping us to learn how we can embed this across our teams and services, to enable fulfilled, safe and independent lives.

Our teams

We have a range of teams including a long-term conditions teams working with people aged 18 and over in the community or at the two acute hospitals in Bournemouth and Poole.

We have integrated learning disability and mental health teams across our conurbation and a preparing for adulthood team working with young people aged 18-25.

We have dedicated adults with autism, approved mental health professionals, continuing health care, deprivation of liberty safeguards and our safeguarding hubs, however colleagues across all teams also undertake safeguarding work. specialist services in our safeguarding hubs also include dedicated teams working with people who are homeless, people using drugs and alcohol, and an assertive engagement team for people who find it less easy to engage with our service.

Returning to adult social work

If you are considering returning to adult social work, we can help you to regain confidence, experience and knowledge. We can support your return to practice as a social worker and can offer placements in many areas of adult social care.

We are here to help you succeed and we will support you with:

  • re-registering as a social worker
  • access to support around training and work experience
  • advice and guidance for the best way to re-enter social work
  • opportunities to speak to key professionals regarding field options and availability
  • possibilities to hear talks from knowledgeable experts regarding key changes in law, theory and practice