Be supported to own and take action. Our journey, our place, your opportunity.
We care about the wellbeing of Berkshire residents. And our dedicated out of hours social care 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 Screening Officers act as first point of contact for members of the public and partner agencies with enquiries or concerns about a child, young person or vulnerable adult, providing appropriate information and advice. 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.
Because we’re Bracknell Forest.
What it's like working here...
This is an exciting time to be joining the service as we are in the process of remodelling our service structure. 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 a frontline screening officer.
- To be part of the team providing crisis social work intervention.
- To act as the single point of contact for members of the public and partner agencies.
- To process and screen incoming referrals.
- To undertake database checks.
- Provide accurate signposting information.
- To be prepared to undertake training for Appropriate Adult role.
The benefits you will experience are...
- regular 1-1 supervision.
- bi-monthly peer group supervision.
- access to specialist training.
- career development.
- Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
- An inclusive and social working environment.
- Internal sports and social club opportunities.
- Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
- Supermarket discount.
What we're looking for...
We are looking for individuals with patience, empathy, open-minded and ability to relay difficult decisions, prioritise own workload and attention to detail. We want screening officers with good ICT literacy, who is able to record, update and prioritise referrals in line with the services policies and procedures. The service requires someone with motivation to safeguard and support vulnerable people and children in the community.
Interviews will be held on 12th August 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:
Caroline Rowsell, Assistant Team Manager for the Emergency Duty Services
Linda Andrew Team Manager
Tel. 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.