Social Worker - Family Safeguarding
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4196
  • Published: Tue 01/06/2021, 9:55 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 15/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: From £32,234 to £36922 per annum plus £15,000 payment and 8 weeks additional leave after 3 years
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Council Offices, West Street House, Newbury, Berkshire

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Social Worker - Family Safeguarding

Are you a creative Social Worker who takes a strengths-based approach to supporting the safeguarding of children within their family?

Do you want to work in a multi-disciplinary team that believes in working alongside children and their families to bring about positive outcomes?  

Who we are:

West Berkshire is excited to be in its fourth year of the Family Safeguarding Model.  We have adult substance misuse, domestic abuse and mental health practitioners sitting within the team alongside the Social Workers providing a joined-up approach.  We have a strong emphasis on relationship-based practice and a restorative, learning culture, and aim to work with families, in a way which recognises and builds on their strengths and keeps families together. 

The benefits for you:

West Berkshire Council has developed a unique package of benefits to support social workers and managers. This is because we recognise that working in a frontline team is demanding and to be effective, teams need manageable caseloads, good supervision and a real break. You will receive regular monthly personal supervision as well as being part of a multi-disciplinary team holding monthly Group Case Supervision. 

At the conclusion of three years in post you will receive an additional £15 000, and 8 weeks leave.  You can add your existing leave to take up to three months off for your sabbatical. 

In addition to our generous benefits package, annual leave package and Local Government Pension, you will have free car parking and essential car allowance. 

Your experience:

You will have completed your ASYE and will be a skilled, and reflective social worker.  You will have a strong understanding of the application of SW theory, methods, and interventions, and evidence-based assessment skills. You will have ethical qualities and influence to support and inspire anti-oppressive and creative practice. 

It is essential that you hold a current SW England registration and a full driving licence with use of a car. 

Please contact Miranda Rigley on 01365 50 3627 for an informal chat about this role.

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. 

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. 

Please contact Miranda Rigley on 01365 50 3627 for an informal chat about this role. 

How to Apply

Please complete an online application form.

This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.

West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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