West Berkshire Council

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Social Worker (Adult Social Care - West team) Part & Full time

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £32,076 to £41,418 per annum, pro rata (Grade HI)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Part Time
37 hours per week. Part-time and Full-time positions available..
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
02/06/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you a dedicated and compassionate Social Worker looking for a new opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable adults in West Berkshire?

Join our Adult Social Care Service at West Berkshire Council and play a vital role in providing high-quality support and intervention to individuals in need.

As a Social Worker, you will report to the Team Leader and be responsible for:

  • Conducting assessments and reviews to determine the care and support needs of service users
  • Developing and implementing care plans, ensuring they are person
  • -centered and promote independence
  • Providing advice, guidance, and support to service users and their families
  • Collaborating with multi
  • -disciplinary teams and external agencies to coordinate effective care provision
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk

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

  • Qualified Social Worker with relevant professional registration (e.g. SWE)
  • Experience in adult social care, preferably within a local authority setting
  • 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 engagement with service users, families, and stakeholders
  • Resilience and the ability to work autonomously within a fast-paced environment

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 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 Gabija Knight on 01635 519019 or email Gabija.Knight1@westberks.gov.uk. Join us at West Berkshire Council and contribute to making a difference in our local community.

Apply now to embark on a rewarding career as a Social Worker

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.

Where possible please use Google Chrome as your preferred internet browser to complete your online application form. This system no longer supports the use of Internet Explorer as a browser which will cause issues when trying to submit your application. 

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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