• Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Reading
  • £36,648 to £41,418 + £2,000 Market Supplement = £38,648 to £43,418 Per year £ / Year
  • 28 July 2024

Website Reading Borough Council

We are seeking an experienced and qualified Social Worker to become a valued member of the Review Team in our Adult Social Care department at Reading Borough Council.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.


We are currently supporting two ASYE’s within the Review Team.  Therefore, at this time we are not seeking applicants in the early stages of their career.


About the role:

In line with the Professional Capabilities Framework (BASW, 2018), as an experienced, registered Social Worker:


You will show demonstrable evidence at interview of Adult Social Care legislation and safeguarding, alongside how you have applied this to your practice.
You will be able to utilise a range of models and theories, including strength based practice to bring about positive outcomes for our residents.
You will apply critical reflection and analysis to inform decision-making.
You will hold a varied caseload and use creativity and curiosity when working in complex situations.
You will contribute to team performance and help sustain a learning culture.
Transferable skills can be considered.
About the team:

We are a multidisciplinary team with a clear Team Purpose and Values.  Our main objective is to promptly assess current care and support, employing a strengths-based approach to work with individuals in order to enhance wellbeing, uphold rights, foster independence, and facilitate positive outcomes.

We collaborate with other teams engaged in the provision of Adult Social Care and work closely with health colleagues to consider Continuing Healthcare alongside our Care Act duties.


We offer excellent support, supervision and induction.  You will have access to our Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to learn and develop new clinical skills, helping you to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, extending your skills and supporting you to grow as a Social Worker.

You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place.

Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:

Work Together as one team – work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do

Drive Efficiency – show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential

Be Ambitious – be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way

Make a Difference to Reading – maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed

Our offer to you:
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

Generous holiday entitlement – 25 days holiday each year plus bank holidays – rising to 33 days after 10 years’ service, with the option to buy additional leave
Maternity, adoption, parental and sick pay
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)
On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted
Season Ticket Loan – a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work
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
Closing date: Applications to be reviewed upon submission
Interview date: To be confirmed


If you would like to find out more about this role and the team, please contact Sandra Sheldon (Review Team Manager) on 07834 802 697 or Sandra.sheldon@reading.gov.uk


Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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