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Social Worker (SEN Inclusion & Disabled Children team)

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

Are you a passionate and dedicated Social Worker looking to make a positive impact on the lives of children with disabilities? West Berkshire Council is seeking a Social Worker to join our Children with Disabilities Team, reporting to the Team Manager. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and contribute to the well-being of our local community.

As a Social Worker, you will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals, receiving support and guidance to further enhance your knowledge and expertise. You will be responsible for assessing the needs of children with disabilities and their families and providing appropriate support and intervention to ensure their well-being. This role offers a diverse range of responsibilities, including:

  • Conducting assessments and formulating care plans
  • Undertaking direct work with children and families
  • Collaborating with partner agencies to coordinate services
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

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

  • A recognised Social Work qualification and registration with Social Work England
  • A genuine passion for working with children and families, with a focus on delivering high-quality care and support
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration with colleagues, service users, and external stakeholders
  • The ability to work autonomously, managing a varied workload and prioritising tasks effectively
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures within the social care sector

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • 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 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.

West Berkshire Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.

Join West Berkshire Council and make a difference in your community today.

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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