Adult Services in West Berkshire has an opportunity for a fixed term, full time (37 hours) Social Work England registered Social Worker to join our friendly and supportive Central 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 is embracing a new way of working with a strong focus on localities and a strengths based approach to the people that we work with.
The Social Worker will be working collaboratively with Occupational Therapists and Social Care Practitioners in a small team to identify ways to manage the needs of adults who need care and support in the community. The work is very varied and will involve working with adults with a wide range of needs and disabilities. You will need a working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding processes.
You will hold a full caseload and contribute to a duty rota, but in return you will be offered regular professional supervision and training opportunities to develop your own skills.
We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager.
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 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
Please contact Sarah Peebles or James Lewis on 01635 292189 for an informal chat about this role.
This is a fixed term contract until 05/01/2021 - Backfill for secondment