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Social Worker
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V5008
  • Published: Wed 07/12/2022, 11:58 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/01/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: From £30,151 to £39,493 per annum (Grade H-I)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire

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Social Worker

West Berkshire’s Children in Care Team is looking to recruit a Social Worker to join their dedicated team.

The Children in Care Team works on behalf of children who are in the care of West Berkshire with a Care Plan that identifies the need for long term care provide by the Local Authority. We require a Social Worker who is dynamic, dedicated and with at least 2 years post qualifying experience.  You will be organised, highly motivated and skilled in communicating with children and young people.

You will hold a case load of children and young people aged between 0 – 16yrs and will need to be committed to improving outcomes for those children educationally and emotionally. You will be required to fulfil the statutory duties for children who are subject to a Care Order or S20 CA 1989. This post requires someone with good emotional literacy and an attention to detail as you will be also be completing life journey work & working directly with children and young people who have experienced trauma. You will be required to review and at times supervise or support family time between our children and their birth families as well all general case management duties.

This is a permanent post and the role will involve driving and transporting children so owning your own vehicle is essential. Out of hours working is often necessary.

We are based in our Market Street, Newbury. You will be part of a supportive and friendly team. You will receive regular supervision, peer support and have access to good quality training.

Please contact Finnuala (Finn) on 07775 825810 for an informal chat about this role.