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Our Teams:

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Team

The Bedford Borough Adult Safeguarding Team is the first point of contact for any adult safeguarding concern, or Deprivation of Liberty request. The team is a busy and motivated team which consists of advanced practitioners, social workers and support workers. Bedford Borough view safeguarding as a key priority and is currently looking for a safeguarding advanced practitioner with knowledge and understanding of Adult Safeguarding practice and legislation, to screen and risk assess safeguarding concerns for appropriate action to be taken and provide advice to managers and frontline staff on safeguarding cases. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced worker looking for a new challenge, who is keen to develop and promote excellent safeguarding practice within Bedford.


Adult Learning Disabilities Team

The ALDT is an integrated team of qualified social workers and learning disability nurses, providing diverse and creative support for adults with learning disabilities within the borough of Bedford. The team is registered under the care quality Commission, due to providing regulated activities under the Health and social care act 2008 (regulated activities) regulations 2010.

The adult learning disability team focuses throughout on what people can do, with support where necessary, rather than on what they cannot do, the service is operated by the integrated team is based on the principles of valuing people now;

  • Legal and civil rights
  • Independence
  • Choice
  • Inclusion

We encourage new and experienced practitioners, ensuring ASYE is adhered for the first year of practice for newly qualified workers. Continued professional development and ongoing evidence of good practice and active learning is an essential aspect of professional practice in the team.


Hospital Social Work Team

The Bedford Borough Hospital Social Work Team is a team consisting of Social Workers, Support Workers and Reablement Coordinators who are based at Bedford Hospital and provide services for patients who require help and support on discharge. The team works in a fast paced, highly pressurised environment, working closely with the Health Trust to expedite timely discharges by keeping service users at the centre of all they do.

The team is currently looking for experienced hospital social workers who are able to work at either the Social Worker (Grade 10) or Experienced Social Worker (Grade 11) level.

There is also the opportunity, as a result of internal promotion, for the appointment of a Team Manager who will be responsible for leading the team within the Acute Trust to manage safe and effective discharges from the Trust, the local rehabilitation units as well as all out of county hospitals.

This is an excellent opportunity for experienced hospital Social Workers and Managers looking for a role with more autonomy or someone looking for a new challenge.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals well versed in multi-disciplinary working. You must be an excellent communicator and able to maintain relationships with key partners across the Acute Trust and the local Community Health Services.

Applicants must have a good knowledge of relevant legislation particularly pertinent to hospital discharge as well as the Care Act 2014. An understanding of the complex issues that can affect the safe and timely discharge of patients from hospital is important. There is also a requirement to work flexibly over a 7 day week to meet the needs of the service.


Community Older People’s Team

The Older People’s Team is currently looking for experienced social workers who are able to evidence the skills and knowledge required to work at Social Worker (Grade 10) or Experienced Social Worker (Grade 11).

The team is committed to providing a first class service to residents of Bedford Borough through timely and effective intervention and we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, self determined individuals to undertake a variety of work including assessments, reviews and safeguarding enquires in a fast paced, pressurised environment.

A good working knowledge of relevant legislation and government initiatives is required as well as the drive to commit to career development.


Physical Disabilities Team

The Physical Disabilities Team require a full time Social worker to join their small but busy team, working with adults with physical disabilities between the ages of 18 and 65 years.  The team carry out assessments, identify options, then agree and review action plans to ensure the needs of the client and carer are met..

The team also undertake Safeguarding Investigations, following Bedford Borough Council Policies and Procedures, and undertake Mental Capacity Assessments, following Best Interests procedures where appropriate.

A good working knowledge of relevant legislation and government initiatives is required as well as the drive to commit to career development.


To apply, please click on the links below:

Social Workers - Adult Services - Apply now!

Experienced Social Workers - Adult Services - Apply now!


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