Experienced or Senior Social Worker (Children in Care & Leaving Care)
Experienced Social Worker Here4U Team (Permanent)
This is an exciting time to join Wokingham Borough Council as we expand our children’s workforce to meet an increase in demand for our services and create innovative new teams, using Signs of Safety as our practice framework.
When Children's Services get involved in the life of a child our priority is to make sure our social workers have the support, time and resources they need to provide an excellent quality of service - the kind of service we ourselves would wish to receive.
We know that the success of ANY team will be dependent upon the people we employ. Social Workers in Wokingham are valued for the important and challenging work they undertake and will find an environment where their learning and development is promoted and supported. We are keen to hear from those that are flexible, dynamic and willing to work with safe uncertainty, to achieve the best outcomes for our children.
We are committed to our social workers having caseloads that give them time to focus on relationship based practice. To reflect this we are seeking experienced, permanent Social Workers who have a passion for working with and improving outcomes for children.
The Social Worker role – This position is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract to cover an internal secondment. You will work as part of a team to provide a first-class service to children and young people to improve their outcomes whilst in care and as care leavers. This includes acting as a case manager, developing positive working relationships promoting high aspirations and preparation for adulthood and independence.
The Here4U team strives to provide high quality care, support and guidance to children in care and care leavers. Being a member of this team presents limitless opportunities to make a huge difference to the lives of children in long-term care and care leavers. Whether this be in foster care, residential homes or semi-independent provision the team support children and young people to ensure they receive the best possible opportunities in life. They strongly promote the development of independence skills to make sure young people transition effectively into adulthood.
Wokingham Borough Council is based in Wokingham Town Centre, an attractive market town in Berkshire, with excellent road and rail links and is easily accessible from London and Reading. The Borough has good schools and low levels of crime and the town is attractive to families and residents, who enjoy a high quality of life. The Here 4 U Team have their own building situated in the Woodley area, which is a welcoming and homely environment.
What we can offer you:-
- Manageable caseloads and supportive management
- Excellent Learning & Development programme
- Generous Annual Leave allowance
- Flexible work
- Enhanced Local Government Pension Scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
Please visit us at www.wokingham.gov.uk/why-wokingham-childrens-services for more information about Our Offer.
Please note, this vacancy is for experienced Social Workers only.
Closing date: 2nd July, 11pm
Interviews will take place on 11th July.
Please note this vacancy may close early depending on successful applications received.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Louisa Wiseman (Team Manager) at Louisa.email@example.com or Alix Williams (Recruitment & Retention Specialist) at Alix.firstname.lastname@example.org
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
WBC is an equal opportunities employer.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.