Want to feel empowered to make your work person-centred?
That those around you trust you, and inspire you?
If you live here, work here or just visit, you will already know Reading is a great place and at Reading Borough Council we’re dedicated to making it even better. Key to this is ensuring our workforce is equipped for the challenge – this is where you come in.
Work alongside some of the sector’s most passionate professionals, as a Reading Council Experienced Social Worker.
This is an exciting and rewarding role within our Locality Team, working with older people, adults with disabilities, older people’s mental health, sensory needs and learning disabilities, to provide responses to those in need of support.
A recent review by the Care Quality Commission recognized the good practice in the team here at Reading Borough Council.
So what does this role involve?
You’ll need to be able to respond to complex needs, which can be difficult or ambiguous at times, and work closely with our carers. Your acute analytical skills will be used to inform assessment, make decisions, and intervene when needed – also supporting others to do the same.
You will also be able to ensure effective safeguarding and risk management, so that our people are protected from harm.
Alongside this, we will continually support you in your professional development and provide you with excellent management support and regular supervision in a friendly multi-disciplinary team. We want to keep our best practitioners and reward them for their commitment and expertise with training and career progression opportunities tailored to your needs.
We also appreciate just how demanding this work can be. Which is why you will enjoy a safe, supportive and positive environment, with flexible working options to help you find a good work/life balance alongside a wealth of employee benefits.
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- 24 days holiday plus public holidays (rising to 32 after service)
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loans
- A range of local discounts
Reading is a vibrant town close to the countryside – you get the best of both worlds with easy access to a lively comedy, theatre and independent music scene, shopping and restaurants, 20 minutes from central London, whilst also being a short walk from beautiful countryside and family friendly neighbourhoods.
So please come join our vibrant team and help make a real difference to the people of Reading.
- Social Work degree, Social Work diploma, CQSW or CSS
- At least two years post registration experience in Adult Social Care
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- With vulnerable adults within a health and social care setting
- Involvement in multi-agency work
- Applied knowledge of Mental capacity Act 2005 and Care Act 2014
To learn more, please contact Mihela Hegarty, Locality Team on 0118 937 3608.
Closing date: 24 February 2019
Interview date: tbc