Social Care Practitioner - Sensory Needs

  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 711553
  • Published: Fri 17/11/2023, 12:32 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/01/2024, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £26,421 - £28,770 Per Annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: Hybrid
  • Location: Wokingham Borough Council, Berkshire

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Social Care Practitioner - Sensory Needs

We have a superb opportunity available for a Social Care Practitioner to work in the Sensory Needs Service at Wokingham Borough Council.

As the Social Care Practitioner, you will work under the supervision of a registered practitioner to undertake direct work with individuals and their carers. The core functions of this post is to complete Assessments in line with the Care Act, agreeing and implementing care and support plans and the reviewing function.

You will play an integral role in supporting carers to continue in their caring role for as long as they are willing and able to do so.


We can offer you a fantastic range of benefits including flexible working opportunities, generous annual leave entitlement, relevant training opportunities, a local government pension scheme, discounts and much more!

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work as part of a team to provide information, advice and signposting to vulnerable adults and their carers.
  • To receive referrals for Adult Social Care Services, prioritising and managing risk on a day-to-day basis. Managing a varied case load.
  • Where necessary, arrange interim Adult Social Care Services, with an overarching role to ensure the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable residents and their carers.
  • Initiate Self Directed Support, so a planning amount can be set for a Personal Budget
  • Use a strengths based approach to provide advice and signposting to other sources of support as required.
  • They will provide specialist services to people living within Wokingham Borough Council boundaries who may be deafblind, visually impaired, deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing through the provision of specialist assessment, rehabilitation, equipment, training and professional support and advice.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience of working in a social care setting preferred.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Significant knowledge and experiences of supporting deaf and deafblind people and carers would be welcome

For an informal discussion, please contact Yogita Mistry -

Closing Date: Sunday 7th January 2024

Interview Date: W/C 8th January 2024

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.

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.

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