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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Social Care Coordinators

Job Reference: L39-DAC0097

£17,633 to £27,041 Per Year

Full Time - £21,748 to £27,041

Part Time - £17,633 to £21,925


We are looking to appoint 1 x Full Time (37 Hours per week) and 1 x Part Time (30 Hours per week) to work in our Advice and Wellbeing Hub.


If you live here, work here or just visit, you will already know Reading is a great place and at Reading Borough Council we’re dedicated to making it even better. Key to this is ensuring our workforce is equipped for the challenge – this is where you come in.


Reading Adult Social Care are recruiting Social Care Coordinators to work in our excellent Adult Social Care Team, working alongside Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.


Our aim is to help people meet their needs and achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives, involving the person and supporting them to have choice and control over what matters to them.


About the role

You will enable people to identify their strengths, needs and outcomes, and help people to connect to community resources and services that maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.


You will work within the legal framework related to Adult Social Care undertaking telephone assessments and face to face visits where appropriate.


We are looking for candidates who have previous experience working with vulnerable people or have transferable skills and experiences.


You must be able to demonstrate:

  • excellent communication skills
  • ability to gather and analyse information
  • ability to identify and prioritise risks
  • ability to identify and prioritise safeguarding issues
  • excellent organisationals skills and flexibility
  • excellent IT and typing skills
  • excellent team work skills.


When applying for this post, please ensure that your application explains, with examples, how you meet the person specification in the Job Description as this is the short listing criteria.


Our offer
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:


  • Generous holiday entitlement – starting from 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - with the option to buy additional leave
  • Maternity, adoption, parental and sick pay
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
  • Cycle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to help you save for your retirement
  • 'Your Reading Passport' scheme - competitive rates for local gyms
  • Excellent comprehensive staff induction, training, supervision and support packages
  • Laptop and mobile supplied

To learn more, please contact:
 Caroline Marsh – or 0118 937 3672


Closing date: Sunday 6th December 2020

 Interview date: TBC

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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