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Social Care Practitioner

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
£22911 to £28785 per annum (Grade G)
Turnham's Green Calcot
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/07/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

Adult Services in West Berkshire has an opportunity for you to join our friendly and supportive East Locality team. We are a small Local Authority with a mixture of urban and rural communities which offers great variety and positive challenges. West Berkshire Council Adult Social Care has developed a strong focus on localities and uses a strengths based approach towards the people that we work with.

The Social Care Practitioner (SCP) will work with adults with a wide range of needs and disabilities who need care and support to identify ways to manage their needs.  This will involve providing good quality advice and information as well as connecting them to community resources. Where necessary, the SCP will work with people in crisis to stabilise their situation and in some cases plan to meet needs by arranging long-term packages of support.  The role will also involve working with carers.

The role sits within a small team of staff which includes Social Workers and Occupational Therapists so working collaborativley with others will be key. It will also be important to work with both external partners (e.g. Health, Voluntary Sector) and internal partners (e.g. Commissioning, Safeguarding)

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

Please contact Hayley Havers or Helen Waters on 01635 503701 for an informal chat about this role.

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 complete an online application form.

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.

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

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