The Locality Team is offering an exciting opportunity for experienced social workers to develop their skills through working with a diverse population.
We are looking for Senior Social Workers to come and work with us, so please come join our vibrant team and help make a real difference to the people of Reading.
The Hospital Team is a dynamic and experienced team that is focused and committed to getting people home from hospital as soon as possible. The team has established excellent working relationships with Health colleagues who regularly give very positive feedback.
A CQC review of Health and Social Care in Reading in late 2018 found that older people had a positive experience of health and social care services and that people were treated with dignity and as individuals.
Reading is a vibrant town close to the countryside – you get the best of both worlds with easy access to a lively comedy, theatre and independent music scene, shopping and restaurants, 20 minutes from central London, whilst also being a short walk from beautiful countryside and family friendly neighbourhoods.
Apply for a post; interviews will be held at one of the local authorities provider services to have a cup of tea with some of the people we work with.
About The Role:
Want to feel empowered to make your work person-centred?
Work alongside some of the sector’s most passionate professionals, as a Reading Council Experienced Social Worker.
We are embedding the conversations count model and have a mixture of qualified social workers, occupational therapists and social care coordinators.
This is a rewarding role within our Locality Team, working with older people, adults with disabilities, older people’s mental health, sensory needs and learning disabilities, workers are encouraged to be creative and innovative when working with people, families and voluntary agencies to support people to meet identified care and support needs.
So what does this role involve?
Do you have a sound moral compass and enjoy working with people with a variety of different and complex needs?
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable?
Working with professionals from statutory and voluntary organisations and developing relationships within the community.
Your acute analytical skills will be used to inform assessment, and support others to make decisions.
You will also be able to ensure effective safeguarding and risk management, so that our people are protected from harm.
Alongside this, we will continually support you in your professional development and provide you with excellent management support and regular supervision.. We want to keep our best practitioners and reward them for their commitment and expertise with training and career progression opportunities tailored to your needs.
We also appreciate just how demanding this work can be. Which is why you will enjoy a safe, supportive and positive environment, with flexible working options to help you find a good work/life balance alongside a wealth of employee benefits.
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you'll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.
- Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
- A wide range of flexible working opportunities
- Access to a range of training and learning opportunities to help you develop
- Local Government Pension Scheme(LGPS)
- Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
- On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
To learn more, please contact:
Naveen Pulluru (Naveen.email@example.com) Assistant Team Manager
Lynn Edinborough (Lynn.firstname.lastname@example.org) Assistant Team Manager, Locality Team,
Shaun Rogers, Assistant Team Manager, Hospital Team, (email@example.com)
Or call 0118 937 4490.
An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidates.