Supervising Social Worker/Senior Practitioner - Family Placement Team

Employer: Bracknell Forest Council

  • Reference: CYPL/18/52148
  • Published on: Thu 22/02/2018 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 08/03/2018 11:55 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: £32,300 - £41,250 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell

Join a friendly and welcoming Family Placement Team in a local authority rated 'Good' with 'Outstanding' for children looked after achieving permanence.

We are seeking an experienced HCPC registered social worker with good analytical skills who understands the needs of children in care and how to assess people interested in caring for children. You will have a sound knowledge of relevant child care legislation, good report writing and oral communication skills, the ability to work well with professionals and the drive to develop and maintain a quality service for children, young people and their families. Experience of working with foster carers and connected persons is not essential, but is preferred.

Located in the South East, Bracknell Forest is a small and friendly unitary authority situated in Berkshire, just 28 miles west of London, close to Reading and mid-way between the M3 and M4 corridors. It is a diverse area incorporating the best features of town and attractive countryside.

We offer attractive benefits including:

  • A comprehensive induction and excellent ongoing training programme. • Supportive management and a friendly team working in a recently refurbished office in Bracknell town centre. • Range of benefit choices including buying & selling annual leave, shopping vouchers and reduced gym membership.

“Social workers enjoy working for Bracknell Forest. They appreciate the training and clinical supervision that they receive, as well as the availability and support of senior managers.”

Ofsted Inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers – May 2017.

If you would like to know more about this excellent opportunity please contact Rosanne Turner, Team Manager on 01344 352653.

Visit our micro-site to meet some of our current staff and find out more about working for Bracknell Forest Children’s Social Care

Equal Opportunities

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

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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.

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