Senior Social Worker, WISH, Adult Social Care
£37,849 - £42,683 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Social Worker to join our Assessment team which is part of Wokingham Integrated Social Care and Health (WISH) service. We are a supportive and established service and offer a good induction programme, quality supervision on a regular basis, and excellent pathway opportunities for CPD including BIA (LPS) training.
The post holder will need to have experience in working with adults in a statutory setting, and have been qualified for a minimum of 2 years. They will undertake referrals and assessments to establish eligibility for a range of Adult Social Care services in line with the Care Act 2014 and other relevant legislation. The role involves working with adults with a broad range of needs including people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people and people with dementia. It also involves completing Carers Assessments and providing information, advice and support to Carers.
Carrying out Mental Capacity Assessments, leading on Safeguarding investigations, chairing Best Interests meetings and Safeguarding Strategy meetings will also be part of this role. The post holders will be responsible for supervising other members of the team, signing off their work and conducting annual Appraisals. We are an innovative, forward thinking service, and are currently exploring new ways of working, so you will need to be flexible and able to embrace and support others through change.
A car driver is essential as we cover a rural as well as urban area.
For an informal discussion, please contact Vicky Scotford or Andy Barlow on 0118 9746863
Closing date for applications: 3rd November 2019
Interviews will be held on 12th November 2019
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
To apply, please follow the link to the online application form. CVs are not accepted.
Alternatively, please call 0118 974 6116 (answerphone outside office hours) quoting ref: 706173
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.