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Senior Practitioner - Hospital and Physical Disability and Older Persons Team

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Optalis - RBWM

£38,380 - £42,420 dependent on experience



Full Time

37 hours per week.


04/02/2018 at 23:59 PM


Optalis - RBWM

Vacancy Description

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.

Our strength is our staff and their commitment to the welfare and wellbeing of our Adult residents.

We are currently recruiting for Senior Practitioner Social Workers to our Hospital and Physical Disability and Older Persons Team. We are looking for experienced and highly motivated individuals. You will be joining a forward thinking, skilled and empowered team who are committed to providing high quality health and social care in people’s homes, acute hospitals and the community. As a senior member of the team you will promote independence and control. You will work closely with families and carers and play a vital role in the support to people from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of needs.

As a senior member of the team, you will have an influence on the future development of the service. You will take every opportunity to support and develop those around you. You’ll need to be a professionally qualified and a registered Social Worker with management skills and a proactive, person-centred approach to your work. You will need to have the skills and confidence to manage staff often in challenging situations as required and to gain knowledge of local policies and procedures and ability to implement as necessary. A substantial contemporary post-registration track record, including routine experience of complex casework, risk assessment and safeguarding is crucial. Knowledge of social care policy and legislation is essential, as is a background in working directly with people with challenging social care needs. The ability to get the best out of others and work collaboratively with partner agencies is equally important, and you must have outstanding assessment and leadership skills.

Successful applicants will be skilled at communicating and working with people with social care needs and with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments. You will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to work professionally in a multidisciplinary/multi-agency context.  You will need to have competent IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.

This is your opportunity to be the Senior Practitioner 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, flexible to meet the demands of the service and committed to ensuring better outcomes for the people that require support.

You will come to the role with energy, experience and a good understanding of Adult social care. In return we will provide you with the tools to do your job, excellent supervision and development opportunities to progress your career in Social Care. 

We invite applications for this exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team and support us with future developments.

For more information about this position, please contact Pauline D’Cunha on 01628 683775. 

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing Date: 4 February 2018

Interview Date: TBC

Applications will be reviewed as submitted and candidates will be contacted individually if called for interview.

Optalis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our staff and customers. We would like to remind successful applicants that they will be required to undertake a DBS check and to provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

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