Are you a creative Social Worker who takes a strengths-based approach to supporting the safeguarding of children within their family?
Do you want to work in a multi-disciplinary team that believes in working alongside children and their families to bring about positive outcomes?
Who we are:
West Berkshire is excited to be in its fourth year of the Family Safeguarding Model. We have adult substance misuse, domestic abuse and mental health practitioners sitting within the team alongside the Social Workers providing a joined-up approach. We have a strong emphasis on relationship-based practice and a restorative, learning culture, and aim to work with families, in a way which recognises and builds on their strengths and keeps families together.
The benefits for you:
West Berkshire Council has developed a unique package of benefits to support social workers and managers. This is because we recognise that working in a frontline team is demanding and to be effective, teams need manageable caseloads, good supervision and a real break. You will receive regular monthly personal supervision as well as being part of a multi-disciplinary team holding monthly Group Case Supervision.
In addition, you will receive:
- A generous and recurring Sabbatical and Retention Bonus (Eight weeks paid Sabbatical and a retention bonus of £15,000 after your first three years of service and subsequently every three years that you continue your employment with our service)
- A period of Induction
- Generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days (in addition to bank holidays)
- Access to Car Loan Scheme
- Essential Car User Status and free car parking
- Opportunities to develop and become a Senior Social Worker
- A range of flexible working options
- Access to a generous pension scheme
- A range of discounts offered to staff by local shops, café’s and health clubs
- Generous relocation package may be payable (up to £8,000)
You will have completed your ASYE and will be a skilled, and reflective social worker. You will have a strong understanding of the application of SW theory, methods, and interventions, and evidence-based assessment skills. You will have ethical qualities and influence to support and inspire anti-oppressive and creative practice.
It is essential that you hold a current SW England registration and a full driving licence with use of a car.
Please contact Miranda Rigley (Team Manager) on 01365 50 3627 for an informal chat about this role.
Interviews are due to take place on Wednesday 4th August 2021.