If you live here, work here or just visit, you will already know Reading is a great place and at Reading Borough Council were dedicated to making it even better. Key to this is ensuring our workforce is equipped for the challenge this is where you come in.
Reading Adult Social Care are recruiting a Senior Social Worker to work in our excellent Adult Social Care Short Term Team (Hospital Discharge).
The Hospital Discharge Team is an exciting, supportive and friendly team, we support adults who are being discharged from the acute, community and mental health hospitals back in to the community with ongoing short term support.
We can guarantee each day will be different with a variety of case work (Safeguarding Adults, reviews, Best Interests, Mental Capacity, Court etc.) and working with people of all ages and backgrounds and their families and carers.
The team consists of Social Workers (mixture of newly qualified social workers, social workers, experienced social workers and Senior social workers), Social Care Coordinators and Occupational Therapists.
We work closely with our colleagues in Reading Borough Council, Health Professionals, Voluntary and Charity colleagues to facilitate the best possible outcomes for those people we support.
Our aim is to help people meet their needs and achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives, involving the person and supporting them to have choice and control over what matters to them.
A recent review by the Care Quality Commission recognized the good practice in the team here at Reading Borough Council.
Having access to a car or having a driving license is essential for this role.
How we will support you
You will be responsible for supervising staff formally and informally, Managing workflow and capacity within the team.
Providing support to staff on complex case management.
You will facilitate safe discharges from hospital promoting the home first agenda, You will enable people to identify their strengths, needs and outcomes, and help people to connect to community resources and services that maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.
You will work within the legal framework related to Adult Social Care.
We are looking for candidates who have previous Hospital experience working with vulnerable people or have transferable skills and experiences.
All candidates must have a Social Work Qualification and be registered with Social Work England.
You must be able to demonstrate:
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
To learn more, please contact Shaun Rogers (Assistant Team Manager) at or Leah Wilson at
Closing date: Sunday 20th June 2021
Interview date: TBC
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.
Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.
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