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Social Care Practitioner for Continuing Health Care

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £27,803 to £33,945 per annum (Grade G)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
11/04/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in people's lives? Do you have experience in social care and a desire to work within a supportive and collaborative team?

If so, West Berkshire Council has an exciting opportunity for you to join our Adult Social Care Service as a Social Care Practitioner for Continuing Health Care.

As a Social Care Practitioner, you will play a crucial role in assessing and reviewing the social care needs of individuals receiving Continuing Health Care. You will work closely with service users, their families, and a range of healthcare professionals to ensure the delivery of high-quality care and support.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting comprehensive assessments of social care needs
  • Developing and implementing care plans
  • Providing advice and guidance to service users and their families
  • Collaborating with external agencies and healthcare providers
  • Monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of care arrangements

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A relevant professional qualification in social work or a related field
  • Experience in working within a social care setting
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation and best practice
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work autonomously and make informed decisions

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment

To learn more about this role, please contact Hannah Cole on 07747 478728 or email Hannah.Cole1@westberks.gov.uk or Angela Twine on 07900161966 or email angela.twine@westberks.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and be part of an inclusive and supportive organisation dedicated to improving the lives of our residents.

Apply now to seize this rewarding opportunity

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

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