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Senior Social Worker, WISH Team, Adult Social Care

Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
Salary: £ £39,571 -£ £44,624
Location: Shute End/Home Working
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time/Part Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 27/05/2022 at 23:00
Reference: ASC/22/191639

Senior Social Work Assessor

£ £39,571 -£ £44,624

Permanent. Full time.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Senior Social Worker with full Social Work England registration to join our Social Work 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 undertake assessments for people in the community in the early stages of the Adult Social Care Pathway using a Strengths Based Approach. This will be to establish eligibility for Social Care services in line with the Care Act (2014) framework, and will also involve meeting immediate need to manage risk. Completing Safeguarding investigations and working with the Mental Capacity Act (2005) will be an integral part of the role.  The role involves working with adults with a broad range of needs including people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people and people with dementia. It also involves completing Carers Assessments and providing information, advice and support to Carers.

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, 27 May 2022

Interview Date: Monday 13th June 2022

For an informal discussion, please contact Leila Hall, Social Work Assessments team manager on  0770 3545459 or Leila.hall@wokingham.gov.uk

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.

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Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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