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Practice Assistant
  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: PA31856
  • Published: Fri 29/05/2020, 9:35 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 11/06/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £24,313-£27,905 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Various locations across Wokingham, Berkshire

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Practice Assistant

Wokingham is ambitious for its Social Work, and the quality of relationships Social Workers develop with children and young people. We aspire to deliver the quality of service we ourselves would wish to receive.

To support this ambition, we have developed the new role of Practice Assistant to support Social Workers and allow them to focus on their direct work.

This is an exciting time to join Wokingham Borough Council as we expand our children’s workforce to meet an increase in demand for our services and create innovative new teams and roles, using Signs of Safety as our practice framework.

Practice Assistants will work alongside our Children’s Social Workers, helping them to deliver excellent services and support to our most vulnerable children and young people. You will provide a wide range of support to a team of Social Workers, getting involved in everything from administration and coordination to supporting social work activity, enabling the Social Workers to spend more time with children and young people.

We know that the success of ANY team will be dependent upon the people we employ. You will find an environment where our people are valued for the important and challenging work they undertake and will where their learning and development is promoted and supported.

This would be an excellent opportunity for those looking to begin or develop their career in Social Care.

Main Accountabilities:

  • To provide a full range of effective support to Social Workers to ensure that their tasks are completed within timescales.
  • To support social workers in organising, preparing for and recording of various meetings.
  • To maintain accurate and up to date case record to a high standard.
  • To assist in ensuring children and families gain access to local support to meet their needs.
  • To join Social Workers on visits to children and families where there is additional complexity, to facilitate productive and safe interactions.

The role will last for 18 months in the first instance with the possibility of turning permanent.

For more information about the role please contact Ellie Angus at ellie.angus@wokingham.gov.uk

Or, to apply please send your CV to socialcarerecruitment@wokingham.gov.uk

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.

WBC is an equal opportunities employer.