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Social Worker - Adult Social Care

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DAC0007
  • Published: Mon 18/02/2019, 11:15 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 14/03/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: RGSW5 (scp 30 to 34) £27,358 to £30,756 with Gateway at SCP31
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading

About us

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.

Reading Adult Social Care are recruiting a Social Worker to work in our excellent Adult Social Care - Short Term Team. You will be working alongside Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.

The Team responds to new enquiries to Adult Social Care, and is taking a positive, solution focused approach ensuring that all Conversations Count. This is having great results, improved customer service, better outcomes for people and enhanced job satisfaction.

Our aim is to help people meet their needs and achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives, involving the person and supporting them to have choice and control over what matters to them.

A recent review by the Care Quality Commission recognized the good practice in the team here at Reading Borough Council. 

How we will support you

  • A supportive ASYE programme
  • Excellent comprehensive staff induction, training, supervision and support packages
  • Laptop and mobile supplied
  • Initial 24 days annual leave with additional 5 days after 5 years continuous service
  • Local government salary-related pension
  • Discounted child care vouchers

The role

You will enable people to identify their strengths, needs and outcomes, and help people to connect to community resources and services that maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.

You will work within the legal framework related to Adult Social Care.

We are looking for candidates who have previous experience working with vulnerable people or have transferable skills and experiences.

All candidates must have a Social Work Qualification and be registered with HCPC.

You must be able to demonstrate:

  • excellent communication skills
  • ability to gather and analyse information
  • ability to identify and prioritise risks
  • ability to identify and prioritise safeguarding issues
  • excellent organisationals skills and flexibility
  • excellent IT and typing skills
  • excellent team work skills.

When applying for this post, please ensure that your application explains, with examples, how you meet the person specification in the Job Description as this is the short listing criteria.

To learn more, please contact Caroline Marsh, Assistant Team Manager, on 0118 937 3672 or email caroline.marsh@reading.gov.uk

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email EmployeeSelfService@reading.gov.uk with details.

Visit http://www.reading.gov.uk/jobsearch for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2757 quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

Closing date: 14 March 2019

Interviews: tbc

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidates.

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DAC0007
  • Published: Mon 18/02/2019, 11:15 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 14/03/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: RGSW5 (scp 30 to 34) £27,358 to £30,756 with Gateway at SCP31
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading

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