We have an opportunity for a full time Social Worker to join our well established, friendly and supportive locality team in Adult Services. We are a small Local Authority with a mixture of urban and rural communities which offers great variety and positive challenges. West Berkshire Council is embracing a new way of working with a strong focus on localities and a strengths based approach to the people that we work with.
You will work collaboratively with Occupational Therapists and Social Care Practitioners in a very varied role which will involve working with adults with a wide range of needs and disabilities. You will need a working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding processes.
You will contribute to team performance and in return you will be offered regular professional supervision and there are opportunities to further develop your own skills by attending the Best Interests Assessor course and/or working as a placement supervisor or supervising unqualified staff and supporting the NQSW system.
The postholder will hold a full and complex caseload and need to prioritise the caseload and duty responsibilities effectively using case management systems and have good interpersonal skills with an enthusiastic and positive outlook.
There will be an element of office based working to support the duty function, although you will have the ability to work remotely. The offices are based at Turnham's Green in Calcot, which is easily accessible from the M4 motorway and offers free parking.
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.
For an informal chat about this role, please contact Helen Waters (Team Leader) on 01635 503510 or Hayley Havers (Locality Manager) on 01635 503527.
Shortlisting will take place during the course of this advertisement and may close earlier than stated if the vacancy is successfully appointed to.
Previous applicants need not apply.
How to Apply
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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.
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