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Social Worker

Employer: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead | Optalis

  • Reference: 6719
  • Published on: Fri 11/08/2017 14:30 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/09/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £26,837 for Newly Qualified Social Workers and £28,902 - £36,936 for experienced Social Workers
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Optalis

Based in Wokingham

We are looking for a qualified social worker with some experience in a statutory setting to work within a busy and dynamic team based in the centre of Wokingham. Your role will include completing re-assessments of need under the Care Act for adults with a variety of disabilities and needs. A key part of our service is supporting our customers to use their Personal Budgets to achieve desired outcomes and improve the quality of their lives within an agreed Support Plan. Another aspect of this role is reviewing and monitoring how well these Support Plans are working.

You will be expected to work within our robust Safeguarding Procedures with the support of our Safeguarding Team in addition to supporting our Duty Team as required. You will also be responsible for managing your own caseload.

Optalis is a local authority trading company and as such we offer a unique non-statutory environment whilst retaining close links with Wokingham Borough Council. We are a friendly team and include other specialisms such as Sensory Needs and Occupational Therapy. We are committed to developing the skills of our workforce as an innovative team looking to meet the challenges of the future. We offer monthly supervision as part of this commitment as well as a comprehensive induction programme.

In addition to being committed to helping adults to improve the quality of their lives, you will need excellent IT skills, good written and verbal communication skills and a good telephone manner.

We welcome qualified social workers with relevant experience to apply that are registered with HCPC or an equivalent professional body.

Ring us for an informal chat or opportunity to come and see us.

This role involves you being able to travel independently according to the nature of the work required.

For further information, please contact Lisa Evans on (0118)977 8693 or email:

Closing Date: Applications should be received by 1 September 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Optalis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our staff and customers. We would like to remind successful applicants that they will be required to undertake a DBS check and to provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

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