The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) at Wokingham Borough Council are looking to recruit enthusiastic, experienced and permanent social workers to the front door of Children’s Services.
We are seeking social workers who have a passion for working with and improving outcomes for children.
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 committed to our social workers having caseloads that give them time to focus on relationship based practice.
The Social Worker role – You will work as part of a dynamic and multi-agency team assessing safeguarding notifications and requests for early help regarding children aged 0 - 18. Your focus will be on gathering relevant information, in order to interpret and analyse strengths and safety, harm and danger to safeguard and promote the welfare of the child/young person.
The MASH team is home to representatives from our partner agencies including Police and Health and refers to the virtual links we have with Housing, Probation, Education and Berkshire Women’s Aid. The right candidate must work collaboratively with these agencies to make sure the child’s voice is evident through the work completed.
This is a fast paced team and requires committed and resilient social workers to rise to the challenge of this role!
Please note, this vacancy is for experienced Social Workers only. We are currently only able to accept applications from UK applicants.
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. 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
- 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.
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.
For more information or an informal discussion about the role please contact Jennifer Vanderheyden at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 11pm, 25th February 2021
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.