Social Care Practitioner
We have an excellent opportunity available for a Social Care Practitioner to join our small, friendly and supportive Review Team in Adult Social Care, on a permanent, part time basis.
As Social Care practitioner you will work with adults with a wide range of needs and disabilities. The reviews will involve you collecting information and feedback from a variety of sources, in order to ascertain whether the support in place remains effective, appropriate and meets the needs of both the resident and any informal carers.
You will be responsible for identifying any concerns and raising these with the appropriate people or agreeing actions to be taken.
In return we can offer you a fantastic range of benefits including flexible working options, generous annual leave, an enhanced local government pension scheme, a range of discounts, onsite gym and much more!
- To complete reviews/re-assessments, contribute to setting/review of a personal budget, create and implement revised support plans.
- To work in a person-centred way, ensuring that individual dignity is maintained, cultural and communication needs are addressed, and choices and aspirations are acknowledged. To provide or arrange advocacy as required ensuring that the voices of service users are heard, and application of positive risk-taking framework as required.
- Carry a designated workload and support registered practitioners as required and directed by Team and other Manager’s. Ensure social care information recording systems are appropriately used and maintained – including recording of referrals, assessments, support plans, reviews, risk assessments and day to day contacts and case notes.
We are looking for someone with some experience or knowledge of supporting vulnerable or disabled adults in the community to help us complete annual reviews of support packages already in place for Wokingham residents.
- A background in adult social care and understanding of support plans to meet needs
- Ability to manage own workload and diary to meet agreed targets
- Ability to use basic software packages and to learn how to use an internal client record system (MOSAIC)
- Driving licence and access to own car in order to undertake home visits, mileage can be claimed.
- Some awareness of safeguarding adults would be preferred but training and full support will be provided on how to identify and report any Safeguarding Concerns identified during a review
- No formal qualifications are required for this post but you will be required to evidence good English, maths and IT skills.
This is an excellent opportunity to develop and advance to a Grade 6 after a period of time in post if all progression criteria have been met.
If you are interested and would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Vicki Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jen Daines (email@example.com )
Closing Date: Sunday 8th October 2023, 11pm
Interview Date: W/C 16th October 2023
Please be aware that we will be reviewing the applications we receive on a daily basis, and we reserve the right to close the advert early if suitable candidates are identified.
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.
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.