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Experienced Social Worker (Locality Team)

Job Reference: L39-DAC0036

Locality Team
£30,756 to £33,136

About Us:
We are looking for 2 Experienced Social Workers to come and work in our Locality Team. So please come join our vibrant team and help make a real difference to the people of Reading.

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.

About The Role:
Want to feel empowered to make your work person-centred?

Work alongside some of the sector’s most passionate professionals, as a Reading CouncilExperienced Social Worker.

This is an exciting and rewarding role within our Locality Team, 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.

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 work closely with our carers. Your acute analytical skills will be used to inform assessment, make decisions, and intervene when needed – also supporting others to do the same.

You will also 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.

Our offer
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you'll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities
  • Access to a range of training and learning opportunities to help you develop
  • Local Government Pension Scheme(LGPS)
  • Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
  • 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

To learn more, please contact Naveen Pulluru ( Assistant Team Manager or Lynn Edinborough ( Assistant Team Manager, Locality Team, or call 0118 937 4490.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidates.

Interview date: To Be Confirmed

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.

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