Social Worker -Sen / Disabilies

Location Berkshire
Salary £18.00 - £20.00 per hour
Are you a relationship-based social worker who puts children and their families at the forefront of everything you do? Are you committed to providing the highest standard of Social Work practice to children with disabilities and their families? Do you want to work in a multi-disciplinary team that believes in working alongside children and their families to bring about positive outcomes? Then West Berkshire Council may have the role you’ve been waiting for.
West Berkshire’s Children with Disabilities Team works in partnership with SEN, Learning Support, Health and Education to deliver services for children and their families using a joined-up approach. The team includes Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Family Support workers and business support colleagues to deliver a service which promotes social inclusion and equality for children with disabilities.
We are looking for an exceptional social worker with strong social work values to join our team and enjoy the benefits of positive working practices in which you are recognised as an expert in your field. You will have completed your first two years in practice at the commencement of taking up your post with us. We place a strong emphasis on practitioner development and support our Social Workers to seek opportunities to add to their skills in areas of particular interest to them.
To be successful in this role, you will be a skilled, experienced and motivated social worker. You will have ethical qualities and influence to support and inspire your other team members to meet our ‘best practice’ standards. You will need an excellent knowledge of Social Work legislation and a strong commitment to safeguarding children and promoting equal opportunities and access to social inclusion.
You will need to commit to working in a busy team and provide high quality assessments and interventions to children with a range of disabilities, including learning and physical. Being a successful Social Worker in the Children

• To provide an efficient and effective service to children and young people with disabilities and their families, including siblings in some circumstances. Ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed.
• To investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidences conclusions and realistic, SMART action plans. Ensure adequate recording that evidences practice.
• To develop practice, which takes a holistic view of the individual locating them in both their immediate and extended social circles, and having full regard to their overall development needs.
• To be familiar with Equal Opportunities, good practice and the Council Policy and Plan and to implement this in all aspects of working practice and promote it in the team, workplace and wider organisation.
• To ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council’s policies and procedures.
• To attend conferences, reviews and court as required for each case presenting the Council plans and opinions with professionalism and integrity.
• To prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including statements and care plans for care proceedings in the Family Proceedings, County and High Courts.
• To ensure the Assistant /Team Manager is kept fully appraised of challenges arising from workload and seek advice as and when necessary.
• Where appropriate to act as the duty worker for the team, responding to queries and issues.
• To use ICT to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to report on key performance management data.
• To proactively liaise with and work in partnership other agencies and organisations, parents and carers. To promote the involvement of young service users and families in their plans and service development.
• Promote equality as an integral part of the role, treating everyone with fairness and dignity.