We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Social Worker to join our WISH (Wokingham Integrated Social Care and Health) service in the Health Liaison Team. The post holder will work within an established and committed multi professional statutory team and will have the experience and jointly managing hospital discharges in the Wokingham area. As well as providing the supervision of staff who are undertaking assessments for people in acute or community hospitals and requiring discharge on a “home first” basis, working alongside our colleagues in health. The post holder will manage a limited case load.
The team establishes eligibility for Social Care services in line with the Care Act (2014) framework, and will involve meeting immediate need to manage risk and to ensure a timely discharge from hospital to the community. The Team will work 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. Our base is at The Forge offices in Wokingham, but during this time home working and use of IT systems such as Teams and Outlook are part of our daily working practices.
In return we can provide opportunities and the following benefits -
- stable, committed and supportive team
- a structured induction programme
- regular supervision
- good opportunities for training and continuing professional development
- be a part of an established management team
You will need to be flexible and be able to prioritise and manage your time effectively. A car driver
is essential as we cover a rural as well as urban area and there is very limited public transport.
Please contact Jan Ledbrook, Team Manager for an informal discussion on 0118 974 6000
Closing Date – 9th August 2020
Interview Date – 14th August 2020
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.
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.