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Preparing for Adulthood Practitioner – Social Worker or OT

Job Reference: L39-DAC0035

£27,905 to £41,675

Full time 37 hours per week (reduced hours will be considered for exceptional candidates), Permanent

Work alongside some of the sector's most passionate professionals, as a Reading Council Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.
About us This is an exciting and rewarding role within our Locality Team. The Locality Team has a broad remit, working with older people, adults with disabilities, older people's mental health, sensory needs and learning disabilities, to provide responses to those in need of support. 
We have recently had a restructure and have created an 18 - 25 Hub. As a Social Worker or Occupational Therapist in Locality Team, you will have a key responsibility working with young adults and supporting staff. 
So what does this role involve? You'll need to be able to respond to complex needs, which can be difficult or ambiguous at times and understand the unique challenges young adults face entering adulthood. Working closely with carers, health colleagues and education partners is key to facilitating young people reaching their goals in life. 
Your analytical skills will be used to inform assessment, make decisions, and intervene when needed - also supporting others to do the same. 
You will be able to ensure effective safeguarding and risk management, so that our people are protected from harm.
Alongside this, we will continually support you in your professional development and provide you with excellent management support and regular supervision in a friendly multi-disciplinary team. We want to keep our best practitioners and reward them for their commitment and expertise with training and career progression opportunities tailored to your needs.  
We also appreciate just how demanding this work can be. Which is why you will enjoy a safe, supportive and positive environment, with flexible working options to help you find a good work/life balance alongside a wealth of employee benefits.
Reading is a vibrant town close to the countryside - you get the best of both worlds with easy access to a lively comedy, theatre and independent music scene, shopping and restaurants, 20 minutes from central London, whilst also being a short walk from beautiful countryside and family friendly neighbourhoods.  
So please come join our dynamic team and help make a real difference to the people of Reading.
Benefits include:

  • Shopping vouchers and money off deals
  • Staff Club - organises events such as pub quizzes and theatre trips
  • Eye care - help towards an eye test and glasses, if you use a computer at work
  • Relocation scheme offering up to GBP 8,000 towards the cost of relocating permanently to Reading (only for approved posts)
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
  • Season Ticket Loan - a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work
  • Cycle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years.  The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to help you save for your retirement


  • Social Work or Occupational Therapist Qualified Professional 
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


  • With vulnerable adults within a health and social care setting
  • Involvement in multi-agency work
  • Applied knowledge of Mental capacity Act 2005 and Care Act 2014 

  To learn more, please contact Katie Laws, Assistant Team Manager, Locality Team, Tel 0118 937 3519 or 

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