West Berkshire’s, 16 plus and Care Leaver’s Team is looking to recruit a Qualified Social Worker to join their dedicated team.
The 16 + Care leavers team is committed to improving outcomes for those young people in our care and those who leave care. We require a Social Worker with at least 2 years post qualifying experience, who is organised, highly motivated, emotionally resilient and skilled in communicating with adolescence, teenagers and young adults.
You will hold a case load of looked after young people from 16 upwards and some young people beyond 18 in a Personal Advisor role as appropriate. You will be required to fulfil statutory duties on behalf of the service. The post involves working holistically with young people to develop independence into adult life as part of a Pathway Plan, as well as general social work and case management duties and team initiatives and projects.
This role will involve driving and transporting children so owning your own vehicle is essential, occasional out of hours working is necessary.
Based in our Newbury town centre you will be part of a supportive and friendly team. In addition to our generous annual leave package and Local Government Pension, Social Workers have free car parking, car allowances and access to car loans. Relocation expenses of up to £8k are available to new staff. You will receive regular supervision and have access to good quality training.
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, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.
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.
If you hold a Social Work qualification with current HCPC registration and have the necessary drive and enthusiasm to work in our team, then we would like to hear from you.
Please complete the online application.
For an informal discussion, please contact Rachel Palin Team Manager on 01189167770.
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.