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Social Worker (Disabled Children's Team)
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4064
  • Published: Fri 13/11/2020, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 26/11/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £27741 to £36922 per annum (Grade H-I)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Council Offices, West Street House, Newbury, Berkshire

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Social Worker (Disabled Children's Team)

We are looking for an enthusiastic Qualified Social Worker who, as a minimum, has completed their ‘Assessed and Supported Employment in Social Work’ (ASYE) and has at least one years post qualifying experience.

You will need to commit to working in a busy team and provide high quality assessments and interventions to children with a range of disabilities, including learning and physical. Being a successful Social Worker in the Disabled Children’s Team involves developing and maintaining good quality professional relationships with children, their families and other agencies and contributing to a busy and developing service.

The Disabled Children’s Team sits within Education and is part of the SEN and Learning Support Team, and is made up of Social Workers; Occupational Therapists; Family Support Worker’s and Business Support.

You need to be flexible and self-disciplined and will undertake the full range of children’s social work including Child in Need, Children in Care, Child Protection and court work.

This is your opportunity to develop your career, expand your skills and knowledge in a supportive and friendly environment as you join us at this exciting and innovative point of our ongoing development.

Based in the market town of Newbury, you will work throughout the West Berkshire area. Newbury itself offers excellent shopping facilities, high performing schools, good amenities and transport links.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.  There is a recruitment and retention package available for successful candidates.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

For an informal discussion and to find out more, please contact April Dows, Team Manager, on 01635 503165.