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Social Care Practitioner
  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 711570
  • Published: Thu 11/11/2021, 12:45 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/11/2021, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 29.6 hours per week, 4 days a week but hours could be worked flexibly over 5 days if preferred
  • Salary: £21,748-£24,012 pro rata per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Shute End, Civic Offices, Wokingham, Berkshire

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Social Care Practitioner

We have an opportunity for a part-time (4 days /29.6 hours a week) Social Care Practitioner to join our friendly and supportive Review Team in Adult Social Care. We are looking for someone with some experience or knowledge of supporting vulnerable or disabled adults in the community to help us revise existing support plans for Wokingham residents. You would be helping us where necessary to amend support plans, update assessments but also to explore options for alternative ways to support residents to meet their needs. Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and The Care Act, as well a support planning would be preferred but training can be offered.

The work is varied and will involve working with adults with a wide range of needs and disabilities. Taking work identified during annual reviews, you will be expected to work closely with Wokingham residents and their networks of friends/familiy to look at how they can be supported to meet their eligible needs but also the outcomes/goals they have identified as important to them under a strengths-based approach.

You will need to have good interpersonal and communication skills to help build up the rapport necessary to engage with some of our more vulnerable residents as well as good report writing skills and confidence using financial costings to ensure support remains within the allocated personal budget. 

No formal qualifications are required for this post but you will be required to have good English and Maths skills (GCSE or equivalent) and general IT skills.You will aslo be required to manage confidential information sensitively and in line with data protection legislation. 

Some knowledge of adult safeguarding would be preferred but full training would be given on identifying any adult safeguarding concerns and how these should be reported. 

Our work has been mainly face to face although during the current pandemic we have developed new ways of engaging with our residents and much of our work is now also supported by virtual meetings and telephone calls. Due to the number of face to face meetings though, you will need to hold a valid drivers license and have access to a car (mileage costs can be reclaimed each month). Some of our residents have their needs met in shared care settings such as care homes so it will be preferred if you have been vaccinated against Covid 19 in line with new government guidance. 

You will hold a busy caseload and will be expected to manage your own diary but in return you will be offered regular monthly supervision, along with peer support and monthly team meetings. Employment benefits include opportunities for flexible working, potential for some home-based work, access to a wide range of relevant training, and the local government pension scheme. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of the full-time equivalent of 28 days rising to a maximum of 33 days. 

If you are interested and would like to discuss further before submitting an application please contact Jen Daines (Service Manager)

Closing date: 11pm, 26th November 2021

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.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.