Adult Services - Learning Disability Team

Swindon’s learning disability team consists of a group of individuals all of whom work tirelessly to maximise life experience for those we support, whatever their job role. 

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The team is recognised for its supportive nature and is one that has adapted well to this new way of working, not only for those we support in the community but also towards each other.  We are committed to providing good quality supervision and continuing professional development opportunities.

Within the team, we work within a multi-disciplinary framework with individuals living within a variety of settings to maximise their independence and life opportunitiesAlongside the completion of Care Act assessments and reviews, this team offers an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of capacity, DoLs and court work.

We're recruiting for the following opportunities within the service:

  • Advanced Social workers
  • Experienced Social workers
  • Qualified Social workers
  • Assitant care manager
  • Link workers

The successful applicant will have experience of, and a passion to work with, individuals who have a learning disability.  Demonstrating a commitment to providing a person centred and strengths based approach to their work to enable individuals to maximise their independence and life opportunities.

For an informal discussion, please contact; Louise Clitheroe (Team Manager) 07818 510435 or Brian Myers (Assistant Team Manager) 07824 081215.

To find out more about each role or apply please visit: https://jobs.swindon.gov.uk/Learningdisabilityteam

Hear from our Learning Disability Team members 

It was daunting joining a new team
in a time where everyone is working
from home, however I found that
everyone has been accessible and
approachable for questions and
guidance regardless of their role
within the team. All of my equipment
was ready on day 1 so there were no
delays or repeat visits to the office
required.

Abby (Social Worker)

Morale is not overlooked as even in
the turmoil of Covid thought has been
given to team camaraderie with a half
hour social weekly, and a questionable
interactive Christmas Party that
galvanised the gang together. Come
join in the fun, experience meaningful
work with a demographic of adults
with ambition as well as vulnerabilities

Michael (Link Worker into ACM)

I joined the team in the middle of
the pandemic, there is also a lot of
support available from SBC, from
quiz nights to creative challenges and
workshops on resilience etc. There are
also mental health champions to talk
to if needed.

Maddy (Link worker)

I cannot praise my team enough for
their willingness to support, share
their knowledge and experience, their
friendship and laughter. The resilience
and hard work of the team has been
a great role model in my professional
and personal development in the role.
I could fill a note pad with examples of
the great qualities of my TEAM. I will
just say that I am proud to work with a
great array of person centred people.

Steve (Social Worker)