THE ROLES

SOCIAL WORKER

 Physical Disability and
Older Persons Team

The purpose of this role is to provide outcome focused assessments to eligible residents within the Borough and facilitate the delivery of those identified services in order to achieve desired outcomes.

 

In order to achieve this, you must ensure appropriate safeguarding processes are in place for those most vulnerable adults and be able to make decisions with management guidance on behalf of the Authority, including work in
multi-agency settings.

 

Qualified to BA, BSc or equivalent in Social Work and HCPC registered, you will have a clear understanding of Safeguarding protocols and  knowledge of all current legislation.

 

An excellent communicator and problem solver, you will effectively organise and manage your own workload and be committed to working co-operatively as part of a team to provide a high level of service to all users.

 

Clean driving licence and daily use of a car is also essential.

 

 

SENIOR PRACTITIONER / SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER

 

We are currently recruiting for Senior Practitioners to work in our highly motivated Adult teams to promote independence amongst our residents.

 

As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible for the professional development and supervision of all staff designated for supervision including staff from other disciplines, agencies and social work students as required and appropriate, deputising for the relevant manager when required.

 

Your knowledge and experience within the sector will enable you to ensure appropriate safeguarding processes are in place for those most vulnerable adults and provide outcome focused assessments to eligible residents within the Borough, facilitating the delivery of those identified services in order to achieve desired outcomes.

 

This is your opportunity to be the Senior Social Worker you want to be, helping to improve lives for the better and to do it to the best of your ability. We want individuals who embrace the person centred philosophy of the Care Act, are hard working and flexible and committed to ensuring better outcomes for the people that require support in the Borough.

You will be a qualified, HCPC registered social worker with considerable  post registration experience as a social worker. You will bring to the role energy, innovation, experience and a good understanding of Adult social care. In return we will provide you with the tools to do your job, including excellent support and development opportunities to progress your career.

 

Playing a key part in contributing to our change programme and managing the service during a period of transformation, this role requires a flexible and ‘hands on’ approach while working within a small team of managers.

 

A qualified HCPC registered Social Worker, you will have substantial experience of working in services for older people with a physical disability and good knowledge of all relevant legislation (Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act etc.).

 

An excellent communicator and team leader, you will effectively manage a team of social workers, occupational therapists and assessment facilitators employed by the Borough, ensuring that they maintain their social work/occupational therapy  professional registration via on-going continued professional development.

 

You will also be required to take a lead on recruitment across the service, working closely with Human Relations and other managers and act as quality lead across the service alongside the Principal Social Worker.

 

Having oversight of student placements within Adult Services for older people and people with a physical disability and maintaining oversight of the ASYE programmes that will be running with newly qualified social workers will also be an important responsibility.

 

TEAM MANAGER

 Physical Disability and
Older Persons Team

Your role will be to provide outcome focused assessments to residents within the Borough, and then facilitate the delivery of those identified services in order to achieve desired outcomes, enabling them to achieve maximum independence, choice and control within the context of relevant legislations and departmental responsibilities.

 

As you would expect, an Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) or equivalent Diploma qualification is essential for this role, along with current registration with the Health Professionals Council.

 

Your broad experience of working with adults with varied pathologies and disabilities will enable you to competently deliver the best care management processes, particularly for those with long term conditions.

 

Good knowledge of safe installation and use of assistive equipment, you will have clinical experience of working with people of diverse cultures within their own homes and a clear understanding of Safeguarding protocols and protection of vulnerable adults.

 

Proactive and innovative in your approach, you will have the drive and energy to achieve results and not be afraid to challenge existing processes in order to provide the best service and outcome for customers.

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

 Physical Disability and
Older Persons Team

Optalis is a local authority trading company owned by and delivering adult social care in both The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council.

Optalis, who provide adult social care on behalf of The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, have the responsibility for and is committed to, safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

Optalis value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

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