Social Care Practitioner (V3173) - Berkshire

West Berkshire Council
21962.00 - 27668.00 GBP Annual
13 Jul 2017
24 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Social Care Practitioner (V3173)
West Berkshire Council
Salary: GBP21,962 - GBP27,668 per annum, grade G
Location: West Street House
Contract: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 23/07/2017 at 23:59 PM

The Social Care Practitioner (SCP) will work with adults who need care and support to identify ways to manage their needs. This will involve providing good quality advice and information as well as connecting them to community resources.

Where necessary, the SCP will work with people in crisis to stabilise their situation and in some cases plan to meet needs by arranging long-term packages of support. The role will also involve working with carers.

The role is very varied and will involve working with adults with a wide range of needs and disabilities. The role sits within a small team of staff which includes Social Workers and Occupational Therapists so working collaboratively with others will be key.

It will also be important to work with both external partners (e.g. Health, Voluntary Sector) and internal partners (e.g. Commissioning, Safeguarding).

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you've worked for us and the grade of your job

Please contact Katie Northcote Green. Cherry Inch or Katrina Hodges for an informal chat about this role.

This post is fixed term for 1 year

How to apply

Please complete an online application form by clicking on the 'Apply' button.

This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council's corporate buildings.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.