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Duty Senior Practitioner
  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 710883
  • Published: Wed 13/10/2021, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 12/11/2021, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £38,890 -£43,857
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Shute End/Home Working, Berkshire

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Duty Senior Practitioner

Senior Social Worker/ Senior Occupational Therapist- Duty

Grade 9- £38,890 -£43,857

Permanent Full time.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Senior Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with full Social Work England/ Health & Care Professions Council registration to join our Duty Assessment Team. The post holder will work within an established multi professional statutory assessment team, be responsible for the supervision of team members and will take a lead role in managing the responsiveness of the Adult Social Care Duty Team. This will involve providing a range of appropriate, professional support giving information, advice and signposting to adults with care and support needs and their carers and maximizing use of social capital and community services. The role will require you to assess the needs of individuals and their carers using a Strengths Based Approach and decide, with regard to the level of risk, how to meet the identified needs on a short-term basis with focus on prevention and reablement. The role provides the opportunity to work with adults with a broad range of needs including people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people and people with dementia. Working closely with our voluntary care sector to support individuals to continue living as independently as possible within their communities will be an integral part of this role.

We are a very supportive team, and offer a structured induction programme, regular supervision, ASYE, and good opportunities for CPD.

You will need to be flexible and be able to prioritise and manage your time effectively.  A car driver
is essential as we cover a rural as well as urban area and there is very limited public transport.

Closing Date: 11pm Friday, 12 November 2021

Interview Date: Thursday 25th November 2021

For an informal discussion, please contact Leila Hall, Social Work Assessments team manager, on 0770 3545459 or Yogita Mistry, acting Therapy team manager on 07776491550.

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.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.

Wokingham Borough Council are based in Wokingham Town Centre. Wokingham is located in a beautiful part of Berkshire with great transport links to the M4 and M3 and were voted 10th best place to live in 2020 in a recent Local Authority report.   We are forward thinking and embrace innovative ways of ways of working with our residents, partners and our staff.

We strive to achieve a culture of equality in all that we do both internally and externally across the Borough and promote a culture of respect, dignity and inclusivity where everyone can succeed, have the right opportunities and be rewarded for the work they do.