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Meet our Social Workers

Hear directly from our social workers about what it's like to work for us

You can watch some of our videos individually below, or watch them all through our Youtube playlist.

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Clare Fox Portrait

Clare Fox, Assistant Team Manager

I've been with West Berkshire for nearly six years now, in the Contact, Advice & Assessment Service, where no two days are the same.  There is a great focus on career development here, and I've had management support and encouragement as I moved from social worker, to senior social worker to my present role.  We have access to good training opportunities above and beyond statutory training.  Senior managers are very visible here and you can always access a service manager. We also have really good links with other services which helps joint working.

As a mother of two children I have found West Berkshire Council to be flexible as an employer, helping me balance home and work.

I would encourage people to apply and to take a look at our new retention package, which is excellent.

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Ellis Woodley portrait

Ellis Woodley

Before I undertook my social work Masters I completed a degree in Psychology with Education Studies (BSc). I have completed placements at Berkshire East and South Bucks Women's Aid (now known as DASH) and Hillingdon Youth Offending Service (YOS). Throughout both my university degrees I have also worked as a part time floating support worker with adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems, living in the community.

My expectations for my time in the academy are that I am able to continue my social work learning as I still have much more to learn in regards to the different areas of social care. I hope to become confident in my job role and fulfil the role of a social worker to the best of my ability. I also hope that I will fully understand how to apply theory to practice and become very knowledgeable in regards to the main theories used here in West Berkshire.

Contact us                                                                              

Email: CFSrecruitment@westberks.gov.uk

Telephone: 01635 519119