We work with the residents of Bracknell Forest to improve their health and wellbeing and maximise their independence. We are a friendly supportive close-knit team.
We're proud of our community; the care we give and the services we provide. This is why we give our team members the time, support and resources they need to do their job well. You'll have a manageable caseload, and we will listen to your ideas - if you think something needs to change, we want to know about it. This is your opportunity to take ownership and to change lives for the better.
Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of the people we support and develop your career within social work? If yes, then Bracknell Forest is the place to work.
Because we're Bracknell Forest
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Bracknell Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults. You will be working with health and social care professionals in the team to ensure a high quality of work is delivered.
We are proud to be advocating a good life at home and we aim to help people remain independent as long as it is safe and possible.
We are proud of the care we give, the services we provide and the links and networks we create. But we're always looking to do more.
We want to help our most vulnerable residents to get their lives firmly on track. It's why our social workers have the time to get to know everyone they work with. We're working towards protected caseloads. And we do what we think should be done, not just what needs to be done. Put simply, we change lives for the better.
You will also have a voice, if you think something needs to change, we want to know about it.
Because we're Bracknell Forest
What it's like working in our team…
The Bracknell CMHT OA offers:
- Exceptional clinical knowledge and expertise.
- Committed hardworking supportive practitioners.
- An inclusive welcoming well-informed staff who understand the organisation's ethos aims, journey and focus of the organisation.
- Approachable in touch managers.
- A service where the focus remains on individuals enhancing their independence.
- Remarkably skilled administrative support.
- Interagency and intra-department relationships that are dedicated to achieving a shared aim and focus to address the needs of the most vulnerable.
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…
- Provide advice, information, support and care to people with diagnosed memory problems and people with mental health needs who need social care.
- Help to coordinate the resources at hand to identify people with longer term support, to deliver short term interventions utilising strength bases assessment and community assets.
- To support people with a need for social care to assess their own needs and develop a person-centred plan of support, working together with carers, family and friend networks, health professionals and the voluntary sector.
- To have responsibility for assessing safeguarding referrals, including carrying out investigations, completing risk assessments, chairing meetings (where necessary) and ensuring that action plans are effective in keeping people safe.
- To establish good clinical and management practices ensuring high standards of care using community or other available resources.
The benefits you will experience are…
- Regular opportunities for career development with internal and external training courses.
- An inclusive and friendly working environment.
- Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
- Agile working "from home and in the community" supported by up-to-date IT kit.
- A great office location with free car parking.
- Internal sports and social club opportunities.
- Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
- Supermarket discount.
- Essential car user allowance and London Weighting.
- Generous annual leave entitlement (increases after 3 years).
What we're looking for…
A Social Worker who:
- Is passionate about their job
- Has excellent risk assessment and analytical skills.
- Is good at effective multi-agency working.
- Has good communication skills.
- Is a team player.
- Has the ability to prioritise and organise work effectively.
- Has good ICT literacy.
- Is able to work in a high paced team
- Can make decisions under pressure.
Interviews will be held on 14th October 2022
Want to ask us a question?
For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role. Please contact:
Name: Vicki Brown
Job Title: Assistant Team Manager
Phone Number: 01344 823220
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.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience of working within the current Social Care System and Framework.
Social Work England registration fees can be claimed back from the Council.
Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.
No agencies please.