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Specialist Social Worker/Senior Practitioner CSE/Missing

Bracknell Forest Council
£32,346 - £41,249 pa depending on experience incl. market premia, London weighting plus £2,000 retention payment after one year’s service (reviewed bi-annually). Essential car user allowance and free parking.
Time Square, Bracknell, Berkshire
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
25/05/2017 at 11:55 AM
Bracknell Forest Council

Full Time Permanent

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity in Social Work? 

Bracknell Forest Council is looking to recruit an experienced child protection social worker to join the Children’s Specialist Support Team as the lead social worker for Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Missing children.

You will support social workers in managing complex cases, including initial responses to allegations, joint interviews with the police and direct work with young people i.e. Keep Safe work. The post is designed to respond to bespoke needs of individual young people therefore tasks will vary according to need.

In addition you will support the Head of Service in the management and development of operational arrangements for CSE and Missing to safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable children, young people and their families and deliver high quality services that lead to improved outcomes, on a local level.

We are seeking an individual who has experience of working within child protection and knowledge in this specialist field with a clear understanding of the interventions required to reduce risk and protect children from sexual exploitation and going missing. Working as a cohesive member of a multiagency team is essential, including experience of working with the police and ability to work specifically with teenage children. Direct engagement with children and families is a key component of the role, and therefore you will need to evidence how you deliver creative, innovative and relationship-based social work to secure the best possible outcomes in partnership with children and young people.

In return you will to have regular high quality supervision, access to specialist training and be situated within a team with well-articulated service standards which underpin our systematic approach to enabling the best quality social work practice possible.

For an informal discussion please contact Sonia Johnson,  Head of Children's Specialist Support Services on 01344 353132.

Visit our micro-site www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/childrenssocialcare to meet some of our staff.

Interview Date: TBC


Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below).

It is important that you read the Application Pack before you apply for this job. It contains information that you will need to refer to when applying. Not referring to this information is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children or young people must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.

Find out more about our Children, Young People and Learning Department.

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