Adults Social Workers

Social care

Adult Social Care

Would you care?

There are a variety of different roles, teams, and departments within Hounslow council that contribute to our adult social care services. But no matter what your role or area of focus is, you’ll go home each day knowing that you’ve made a meaningful impact on the lives of people who need you most.

If you want to hear first-hand what it’s like to work as a local care and support worker, you hear what some of our colleagues have to say here.

What kind of roles are available?

There are many different people we support in adult social care. Some have learning disabilities, others struggle with their physical health, mental health, or suffer with dementia.

We’re looking for qualified social workers with at least 1-2 years’ experience to help support these people.

What areas of Adult Social Care could I get involved in?

Social workers can be placed across many of our local adult social care services. These include:

First Contact

Our First Contact team act as a first point of contact for many of our residents who get in touch. They assess each person’s needs and eligibility, then they signpost them to the appropriate organisations or services, arranging urgent care if needed.

Locality Teams

There are four teams aligned with our four GP clusters. Social Work professionals within each Locality Team have strong local knowledge and work with our partners to draw up support plans for individuals, their families, and their carers. Referrals are made via the First Contact team, GPs, or other services like the police.

Hospital Social Work

Hospital social workers help medical staff ensure that patients who need ongoing care are able to leave hospital with the right support services in place immediately. Where a patient is unable to make their own decisions about their care, the team carry out assessments and work families, friends, or advocates to ensure decisions are made in the best interests of the patient.

Safeguarding Adults

This is an information and advice service regarding safeguarding concerns and formal safeguarding enquiries. The team also lead in serious and complex cases of abuse, exploitation, and neglect.

Adult Localities Mental Health Team (ALMHT) and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Service

ALMHT provide mental health services to adults aged 18+ with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorder and depression. Services include accommodation, domiciliary care, community hubs, drop-ins and safeguarding. The AMHP service provides day services to adults who are acutely mentally unwell and require assessment under the Mental Health Act of1983.

Adult Learning Disability, Autism Service (ALDAS)

ALDAS supports adults with a learning disability and/or Autism. Services include safeguarding, residential care, supported living, domiciliary care, day care, respite, travel training and carer support. The Team also works with younger residents (17+) to support their transition to adulthood.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists work with people in their homes to help them maintain independence and prevent them from needing to be admitted to hospital. This could involve simple tasks like installing a grab rail, bath board, or raised toilet seats – but it could also involve more specialist equipment. They work closely with the Housing team to advise on home adaptations such as stairlifts and home extensions.

Interested in a career in Adult Social Care?