Be supported to own and take action. Our journey, our place, your opportunity.
Make your future about shaping tomorrow. This is a council that’s brave enough to do things differently. It’s about putting people first – and ensuring every opinion counts.
Because We are Bracknell Forest Council.
We care about the wellbeing of Berkshire residents. And our dedicated Adult Safeguarding & Hospital Discharge/Avoidance Officer service provision helps us to protect some of our most vulnerable residents. We work with health colleagues, families and the police to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment to help people live as independently – and fully – as possible. Our Adult Safeguarding & Hospital Discharge/Avoidance officers in the Emergency Duty Service specialise in assessing and managing the risk involved in protecting vulnerable adults, distinguishing levels of risk for different situations to prevent harm and abuse as early as possible. It’s a challenging role. But you’ll have excellent support from your manager, and expert guidance on hand whenever you need it. You’ll also have the time to go above and beyond, along with the chance to express your ideas about how we can make our service even better.
What it’s like working in our team…
This is an exciting time to be joining the service. EDS is already seen as a safe and effective service, safeguarding the children and vulnerable adults of Berkshire and has received positive feedback from both Ofsted and CQC. In what other team could you work with so many professionals who are all experts in crisis intervention and specialists within their own field of social work and health?
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…
You will be supported to work as a part of a varied and dedicated team in an environment that will provide you the opportunity to develop new skills as an adult safeguarding practitioner.
- To work innovatively and proactively for an excellent out of hours social care service.
- Explain clearly, and with sound rationale, highly complex safeguarding information to a wide range of professionals and to participate in the multi-agency risk analysis to inform case management advising where necessary and challenging decisions where appropriate
- To provide information to service users through liaison with internal and external agencies to enable service users to access relevant services, and to encourage their participation
- Ensure that the requirements of the Care Act 2014 are met and that vulnerable adult’s rights under the Act are upheld ensuring all requirements of the Care Act and associated legislation including case law are understood.
- To maintain records and write reports in accordance with Departmental Policy and Practice and ensure clear, concise, and accurate recording of work undertaken, and good electronic and paper file management is maintained
The benefits you will experience are…
- Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
- Regular 1-1 supervision with a qualified and practising senior practitioner/manager
- Bi-monthly Reflective Peer Group supervision
- Access to specialist training
- An inclusive and social working environment.
- Internal sports and social club opportunities.
- Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
- Supermarket discount.
- An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.
What we’re looking for…
We are looking for an experienced practitioner who has excellent risk assessment and analytical skills, who is good at effective multi-agency working, good oral and written communication skills, a team player, with the ability to prioritise and organise work effectively. We are looking for a practitioner with good ICT literacy, who is able to deal with unrestricted demand & make decisions under pressure and who is willingness to challenge professionals and public. The service requires someone with passion for good social work and who is able to support their colleagues
Week beginning 15th March 2021
Want to ask us a question?
If you believe you have what it takes to work for a fast moving, diverse and dynamic service and would like further information or an informal discussion, please telephone Taner Altinay, Assistant Team Manager for the Emergency Duty Services or Linda Andrew Team Manager on 01344 786512 (please note this phone number is only available between 9am-5pm).
As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified
How to Apply
Please apply online (see below).
It is important that you read the Application Pack before you apply for this job. It contains information that you will need to refer to when applying. Not referring to this information is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children and adults at risk must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.