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Social Worker Assistant

  • Location: Aylesbury Vale
  • Ref: FS08983
  • Closing date: 16th December 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £20,121 - £26,787
Adult Learning Disabilities


We are currently recruiting for a Social Worker Assistant to undertake assessments and support individuals and their families to develop required packages of support to help them optimise their independence and meet their assessed eligible needs.

About Us

Our vision is simple. To make a real difference to the people and communities we serve. Now, and for the future. This means safeguarding the vulnerable, creating opportunities, building self-reliance and keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive. All whilst ensuring that we’re delivering value for money.

Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do and they really rely on the work we do. Whether it’s new roads being built, helping parents get their children a school place or providing essential support to vulnerable children or elderly residents, what we do touches the lives of everyone in Buckinghamshire. Take a look at our Strategic Plan which sets out our aims and priorities until 2020.

About the role

  • To support senior staff with the process of proportionate assessments and to assist in establishing a client’s eligibility for fund services.
  • To give assistance as required in the production of a support plan for clients.
  • To monitor care being provided to clients in appropriate cases to ensure that their assessed eligible needs are continued to be met and in appropriate cases, to stop or reduce the provision of service from the Local Authority, where at all possible, as part of promoting independence and self-reliance.
  • To bring to the notice of senior staff any instances where re-assessment may be required.

Please see the job description for further information.

About you

  • You will have experience of working with people with a disability along with experience in assessing, arranging and management of care packages and experience of multi-disciplinary working.
  • With the awareness of social/emotional and intellectual development and a clear understanding of the issues relating to anti-discriminatory and anti-racist practice.
  • You will have a sound knowledge of assessing and managing risks associated with clients support plans.
  • You will have the ability to achieve performance through personal organisation, showing confidence in one’s skills, capability, judgement and self- control in stressful situations.

Please see the job description for further information.

Other Information

This is a fixed term contract for 8 months.

Our Values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach.  Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions.

It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.

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