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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
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,
A good working knowledge of relevant legislation and government
initiatives is required as well as the drive to commit to career
Care Standards & Review
The Care Standards Review Service is responsible for annual
reviews for all service users from Older People’s, Physical
Disability and Learning Disability services. As a member of the
team you would be assessing any changing need and monitoring the
standard of care delivery in residential/nursing homes and in the
An important part of the role is accurate and reflective
reporting, and you will need to have experience of working with
older people and adults.
This is an interesting role which will enable you to work side
by side with providers in ensuring that the needs of our service
users are met, and the care delivered is of a high standard.
To apply, please click on the links below:
Social Workers -
Adult Services - Apply now!
Social Workers - Adult Services - Apply now!
Advanced Social Worker -
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults & Adult Learning Disability
Team - Apply now!
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