This is an exciting time to join Wokingham Borough Council as we expand our children’s workforce to meet an increase in demand for our services and create innovative new teams, using Signs of Safety as our practice framework.
When Children's Services get involved in the life of a child our priority is to make sure our social workers have the support, time and resources they need to provide an excellent quality of service - the kind of service we ourselves would wish to receive.
We know that the success of ANY team will be dependent upon the people we employ. Social Workers in Wokingham are valued for the important and challenging work they undertake and will find an environment where their learning and development is promoted and supported. We are keen to hear from those that are flexible, dynamic and willing to work with safe uncertainty, to achieve the best outcomes for our children.
We are committed to our social workers having caseloads that give them time to focus on relationship based practice. To reflect this we are seeking high quality, permanent Social Workers who have a passion for working with and improving outcomes for children.
The Social Worker role – you will work in partnership with children, young people and those connected to them, in order to co-create plans that meet their identified needs.
We have got vacancies for experienced Social Workers and Assistant Team Managers in the following teams:
- Child Protection and Children in Need teams
- Duty, Triage and Assessment team
- Children with Disabilities team.
Wokingham Borough Council is based in Wokingham Town Centre, an attractive market town in Berkshire, with excellent road and rail links and is easily accessible from London and Reading. It takes 7 miles to get to the M4 and 10 miles to get to the M3. The Borough has good schools and low levels of crime and the town is attractive to families and residents, who enjoy a high quality of life.
What we can offer you:-
- Manageable caseloads and supportive management
- Excellent Learning & Development and Career Progression programme
- Relocation package
- Generous Annual Leave allowance
- Flexible work
- Enhanced Local Government Pension Scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- A number of discount and benefit schemes
Please go to www.wokingham.gov.uk/why-wokingham-childrens-services for more information about Our Offer.
To apply, please send your CV to email@example.com.
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.
WBC is an equal opportunities employer.