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Social Worker

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
West Berkshire Council
Salary:
From £26999 to £35934 pro rata per annum (Grade HI)
Location:
Turnham's Green Calcot
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Hours:
30 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
22/08/2019 at 23:59 PM
Reference:
V3783
Vacancy Description

Adult Services in West Berkshire has a new opportunity for an HCPC registered Social Worker to join our friendly and supportive East Locality team, based in the outskirts of Reading.

West Berkshire Council places a strong focus on localities and on ensuring that we develop the strengths of the people that we work with. 

The teams are made up of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Social Care Practitioners who work collaboratively to manage the needs of adults in the community. We use a restorative practice approach to avoid building dependence on services.  The work is very varied and involves working with adults with a wide range of needs and disabilities and this offers great opportunities for extending your knowledge and expertise.

You will need a working knowledge of the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding procedures. At least two years post-qualifying experience is essential for this part-time (30 hours pwk) post.

You will hold a caseload and contribute to a duty rota, but in return West Berkshire Council offers 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.  There will also be opportunities to develop your CPD with progression to Best Interests Assessor, Approved Mental Health Professional, Practice Educator and a supervisory role.  You will receive a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum (pro-rata), rising to a maximum of 33 days, depending on how long you have worked in local authorities

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 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.

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

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