West Berkshire Council

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Social Worker (SEN Inclusion & Disabled Children team) Part Time

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
up to £47,418 per annum, pro rata (including a market supplement of £6k) plus a retention package (Grade HI)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Part Time
18.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
08/04/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you a dedicated and experienced Social Worker looking for a new opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children with disabilities? West Berkshire Council is seeking a motivated individual to join our Education Services Service as a Social Worker, reporting to the Children with Disabilities Team Manager.

As a Social Worker in the Children with Disabilities Team, you will play a crucial role in providing high-quality support and intervention to children and their families. You will be responsible for conducting assessments, developing care plans, and ensuring the delivery of appropriate services to meet the individual needs of each child. Working in collaboration with other professionals and agencies, you will contribute to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in our community.

To excel in this role, you should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Qualified Social Worker with relevant professional registration (e.g., HCPC)
  • Extensive experience in working with children and families, particularly those with disabilities
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures
  • Strong assessment and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • 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
  • As an essential car user, you will have access to a car allowance to support your travel requirements
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 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. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Anna Mobbs on 01635 503165 or email Anna.Mobbs1@westberks.gov.uk.

Join West Berkshire Council and contribute to making a real difference in the lives of children and families. Apply now to be part of our dedicated team of professionals.

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

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This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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