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Specialist Social Worker - Extra Familial Harm
  • Employer: Brighter Futures for Children
  • Reference: BFC0253
  • Published: Fri 15/10/2021, 11:55 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,234 – £36,922 plus £8,000 Market Supplement
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, Berkshire

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Specialist Social Worker - Extra Familial Harm

Brighter Futures for Children

Full time: 37 hours per week, but should be available to work flexible hours


About the role

The risks young people face during adolescence, are more likely to be situated outside of the home environment and in public places where young people socialise. Safety in public spaces and the relationships that young people form in these settings are often beyond the control of parents or carers. As such, many forms of extra-familial risk involve a loss of parental control. Gang-association, criminal and sexual exploitation, for example, can involve a process of grooming that often purposely undermines family relationships.


BFfC are taking a holistic, organisational approach to addressing this extra-familial risk and harm that meets the needs of the adolescent and their family rather than attempting to ‘fit’ them within our existing frameworks.


You will be responsible for a mixed caseload child protection, children in need and looked after young people where there are concerns of extra familial risk and harm and work closely with the new Early Help Reconnect service and the Child Exploitation & Missing Children team to improve and enhance practice.


Essential qualification:

  • Social Work qualification
  • Social Work England (SWE) registration
  • Understand and apply the knowledge of the legal, social, economic and ecological context of social work practice


Essential Experience:

  • Experience of working with young people
  • Experience of working with extra familial risk and harm, such as child exploitation and/or youth violence


Essential Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills (including verbal, written and conflict management)
  • Ability to analyse complex information and plan, review and implement plans
  • Ability to work creatively and flexibly to meet the needs of young people
  • Sound understanding of Trauma Informed and Restorative approaches, and a commitment to trauma informed practice


Contact details for an informal discussion contact Jacqui.keohane@brighterfuturesforchildren.org or Becky.Herron@brighterfuturesforchildren.org


Closing date: 31st October 2021

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