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Senior Practitioner, Approaching Adulthood
  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: People/21/145311
  • Published: Thu 11/03/2021, 16:15 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 08/04/2021, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,728 - £39,880 plus £626 London Weighting
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell , Berkshire

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Senior Practitioner, Approaching Adulthood


We found Sam the right support. Now, he’s finding his feet.

We want to help our most vulnerable residents, with Learning Disabilities, to get their lives firmly on track. It’s why our social workers have the time to get to know everyone they work with. We’re working towards protected caseloads. And we do what we think should be done, not just what needs to be done. Put simply, we change lives for the better.

Because we’re Bracknell Forest


What it’s like working in our team…

The Approaching adulthood team is part of the Community Team for Learning Disabilities. The Community Team for Learning Disabilities is a joint team. That is, it comprises both Health and Social Care professionals.

The Approaching Adulthood Team work with young people aged between 14 and 25 supporting them in their transition from children’s to adult services. We work between Children, Young People & Learning and Adult Social Care to aid and support the process of moving from Children’s to Adult Services. 

Our Senior Social Worker/Therapist work with the young person, their families and other agencies, to identify needs as early as possible, and to discuss support plans to meet their needs, maximising choice, control and independence.

The team is Person Centred in approach and individuals are encouraged to make decisions about their own lives. Sometimes, the work is challenging however there is also time for finding creative solutions and every day is different.


You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…

  • Identifying who will need adult social care, assessing their needs and attaining their desired outcomes, under the Care Act 2014.
  • Identifying which team will best meet their needs, which includes respite and day provision, housing, specialist education placements, adult Continuing Health Care and complex needs
  • Identifying potential high cost packages
  • Workers would attend all reviews e.g. school and LAC reviews
  • Transition workers will work closely with young people and their families to explain the changes in legal status that occur at age 18
  • Identify and or chair meetings in all areas that concerns Approaching Adulthood
  • Provide information to families and other agencies about ASC resources and procedures
  • Ensure that the Approaching Adulthood policy of the council is adhered to.
  • Contribute to Adult Safeguarding and child protection
  • To provide support to CTPLD colleagues by sharing knowledge and providing professional supervision and appraisal.

You will receive regular supervision and appraisal and be supported to identify and meet your training and personal development needs.


The benefits you will experience are…

  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.


What we’re looking for…

An individual who is committed to person-centred values, empathetic and respectful of diversity. This person will have an in- depth knowledge of Learning Disability and the ability to communicate with a wide range of people. He/ she will have the ability to prioritise and work together effectively with others


Interview date 

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20 April 2021


Want to ask us a question? 

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:


Claire Curd

Job Assistant Community Services manager

01344 352780


As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.