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Senior Social Worker (SEN Inclusion & Disabled Children team)

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
West Berkshire Council
Salary:
up to £50,441 (including a market supplement of 5k) plus a retention package (Grade J)
Location:
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
30/04/2024 at 23:59
Reference:
RA 01929
Vacancy Description

Are you an experienced Social Worker looking for a new and exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of children with disabilities? West Berkshire Council is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Senior Social Worker to join our Education Services Service and work within our Children with Disabilities Team.

As the Senior Social Worker, you will report directly to the Children with Disabilities Team Manager and 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. Additionally, you will provide supervision and guidance to a team of Social Workers, promoting a positive and collaborative working environment.

To excel in this role, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Qualified Social Worker with relevant professional registration with Social Work England.
  • Extensive experience in working with children and families, particularly within the field of disabilities
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures
  • Strong assessment and analytical skills, with the ability to make informed decisions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration with colleagues, service users, and external partners
  • Proven leadership abilities, including the capacity to motivate and inspire a team

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 on 01635 503165 or email amobbs1@westberks.gov.uk.

West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and contribute to making a positive impact on the lives of children and families in our community.



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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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.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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