Are you a Social Worker who is passionate about supporting adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism?
The Community Team for people with a Learning Disability and Autism is committed to improving outcomes for the people we support. We adopt a person-centred approach to the work undertaken by the Team. We are looking for individuals who will share our commitment and who are organised, creative, and skilled in communicating with Adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism.
Because we are Bracknell Forest Council…
Below are a few recent quotes from the people we support and their families showing how we value people with a Learning Disability and Autism and the staff who work with them:
“I think the support you have offered this family has made the lives of all involved so much better. We truly believe if it had not been for you, we would have honestly not been a family anymore as we would all have been broken with some major consequences. Just want to say THANK YOU! Your continued support means the world”
“I just wanted to thank you for the help and support you are giving me. The help you are giving me has made a tremendous difference and allowed me to have hope during stressful and frightening situations. It has made such a difference”
“My Social Worker was very kind and friendly, she had a very nice manner and ‘way about her’ and was very helpful.”
What it is like working for our team…
The CTPLD/CTASD is an effective team to work in with a shared ethos, mutually supportive and a positive team dynamic. We work with others across the service to draw on specialist knowledge and support.
Located in the South East, Bracknell Forest is a small and friendly unitary authority 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. Our staff are our greatest asset and you will receive regular supervision; have access to excellent training opportunities and the ability to develop your professional skills and interests.
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities, and training...
You will hold a case load of people with Learning Disabilities and Autism and will be required to fulfil statutory duties on behalf of the service. The post involves assessment, support planning and review, direct work with people who have a Learning Disability and or Autism as well as general case management duties.
You will be provided with a laptop and a mobile phone to enable remote working.
The benefits you will experience are…
- Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
- Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
- A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre (The Lexicon).
- Internal sports and social club opportunities.
- Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
- An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.
What we are looking for...
Qualified Social Workers with current Social Work England registration and the necessary drive and enthusiasm to work in our team.
Week commencing 26th June 2023.
Want to ask us a question?
Claire Curd or Amy Todd
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.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience of working within the current Social Care System and Framework.
Social Work England registration fees can be claimed back from the Council.
We can only accept applications from candidates currently residing in the UK.
Any candidates that are currently residing in the UK and wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.
No agencies please.
We are happy to announce that Bracknell Forest Adults Service has invested in access to Community Care Inform Adults for the entire workforce. Community Care Inform provides a vast range of learning and development tools and guidance to support social work and social care professionals in your work. The website holds a library of up-to-date, legally compliant resources including practice guides, case law digests, legislation, research reviews, and training activities all of which are access virtually. These cover a wide range of subject matters, so not matter your role or the practice guidance you need, you should be able to find a resource to support you.
The fundamental purpose of Community Care Inform is to support your knowledge and decision making, legal literacy and confidence in your practice and save you time. Community Care Inform has resources to suit all different learning styles and lots of the resource take less than 20 minutes to read, watch or listen to, like their podcast series – Learn on the go.
All learning you do using Inform can count towards CPD requirements with Social Work England, and there is an easy-to-use CPD log which you can use to keep track of your learning throughout the year ready to be uploaded for reregistration in November.
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.