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Social Worker/Senior Practitioner Children's Specialist Support Team

Bracknell Forest Council
Total remuneration £34,346 - £43,249 pa depending on experience incl. market premia and £2,000 retention payment after one year’s service. £963 per annum car allowance and free parking.
Time Square, Bracknell, Berkshire
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
29/06/2017 at 11:55 AM
Bracknell Forest Council

Maternity cover up to 12 months.

Why work for us?

You would be joining a highly skilled team in a strong organisation. We are focused on our core business and have clear policies, practice and procedures. We are well integrated with local partners and receive positive feedback from children and their families.

The Children’s Specialist Support Team works with children who have disabilities and/or complex health needs. We are an experienced, friendly and supportive team who enjoy social work and focus on ensuring that children and young people are at the centre of all we do and are looking for a qualified social worker who is able to engage with families in assessment, analysis and creative planning, sometimes in difficult circumstances. Working in partnership with others, the successful candidate will hold a varied caseload of Children in Need, Looked after Children, Children in need of Protection, plus occasional court work.

The Children’s Specialist Support Team is well staffed with permanent workers, including an Intensive Behaviour Support Specialist and an Occupational Therapist. There is an effective management team, who support workers in managing case loads, provide regular supervision, personalised career progression and access to a high level of specialist training. Whilst the majority of the team’s work focuses on meeting the needs of children and young people with disabilities, the team also includes a Specialist Social Worker for children at risk of child sexual exploitation, and who go missing. In their role as a social worker in the team, the successful candidate would be expected to undertake duty, which may include work in this area in the Specialist Social Worker’s absence.

If you have the skills and commitment to be part of our evolving future, and want to come and work in Bracknell Forest you can look forward to an excellent benefits package, plus a range of innovative programmes to help you look after your health and well-being including buying & selling annual leave, shopping vouchers and reduced gym membership.

For more information on working for Bracknell Forest Children’s Social Care visit our micro-site www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/childrenssocialcare

For an informal discussion please contact Lou Richer, Team Manager on 01344 353112.


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.

Further information on this vacancy