We are looking for a Qualified Social Worker or Youth Worker to work in a dynamic and proactive way with young people and their carers to reduce their vulnerability due to missing episodes or exploitation, working directly with children where safeguarding risks have been identified because they are at risk of exploitation or whilst they are a missing person.
Are you an individual who is dynamic and proactive in their approach and with the ability to develop the role?
Do you have excellent networking and communication skills to work across multi-agency teams?
Are you able to engage the hard to reach and be persistent?
Do you have the skills, vision, enthusiasm and drive we are looking for to help take West Berkshire's targeted Missing & Exploitation work to the next level?
We value working in partnership with families and other agencies to produce tailored support plans to address identified family needs and to reduce risk. You will get an opportunity to also work closely and creatively with the local communities and partner agencies to establish and maintain an effective service for children and their parents in line with the stated objectives of the service.
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 Cathy Hunter on 01635 503400 for an informal discussion about this role.
How to Apply
Please complete an online application form.
This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.
West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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