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Clinical Specialist Social Worker- Learning Disabilities and Autism

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
West Berkshire Council
Salary:
From £39,186 to £45,411 per annum (Grade J)
Location:
Turnham's Green Calcot
Contract:
Contract
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
25/06/2024 at 23:59
Reference:
05442, 05443
Vacancy Description

Are you an experienced Social Worker with a passion for supporting individuals with learning disabilities and autism? West Berkshire Council is seeking a dedicated Clinical Specialist Social Worker to join our Adult Social Care Service and make a positive impact on the lives of our residents.

Reporting to the Locality Manager, you will play a crucial role in providing specialist social work expertise within the Learning Disabilities and Autism Team. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking assessments and reviews, and providing person-centred support plans
  • Offering expert advice and guidance to colleagues, service users, and their families
  • Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams and external partners to ensure coordinated care
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of service improvements

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

  • Qualified Social Worker with HCPC registration
  • Extensive experience in working with individuals with learning disabilities and autism
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and best practice
  • Ability to effectively assess, plan, and deliver high-quality support
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a compassionate approach
  • Excellent organisational and time management abilities

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. 

This role is fixed term until 31/03/2025 – Funding limited project

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Katie Winter on 01635 503526 or email katie.winter1@westberks.gov.uk.

West Berkshire Council is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and contribute to making a positive difference 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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