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Social Worker

  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V5014
  • Published: Wed 23/11/2022, 12:20 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 06/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: From £30,151 to £39,493 per annum, pro rata (Grade H-I)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire

West Berkshire’s, Children in Care Team is looking to recruit a Social Worker to join their dedicated team

The Children in Care Team works on behalf of children who are in the care of West Berkshire with a Care Plan that identifies the need for long term care provide by the Local Authority. We require a Social Worker who is dynamic, dedicated and with at least 2 years post qualifying experience.  You will be organised, highly motivated and skilled in communicating with children and young people.

You will hold a case load of children and young people aged between 0 – 16yrs and will need to be committed to improving outcomes for those children educationally and emotionally. You will be required to fulfil the statutory duties for children who are subject to a Care Order or S20 CA 1989. This post requires someone with good emotional literacy and an attention to detail as you will be also be completing life journey work & working directly with children and young people who have experienced trauma. You will be required to review and at times supervise or support family time between our children and their birth families as well all general case management duties.

This is a permanent post and the role will involve driving and transporting children so owning your own vehicle is essential. Out of hours working is often necessary.

We are based in our Market Street, Newbury. You will be part of a supportive and friendly team. You will receive regular supervision, peer support and have access to good quality training.

Please contact Finnuala (Finn) on 07775 825810 for an informal chat about this role.

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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.This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

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.

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  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V5014
  • Published: Wed 23/11/2022, 12:20 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 06/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: From £30,151 to £39,493 per annum, pro rata (Grade H-I)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire

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