We are passionate about keeping vulnerable children and their families together by supporting positive change.
Be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking team
We believe that every family has the ability to make positive change and at Bracknell Forest this is why we are using the Family Safeguarding Model.
Our social workers have the benefit of working with in house Substance Misuse, Mental Health and Domestic Abuse workers as a multi-disciplinary team. We are proud to provide immediate safeguarding and support to our most vulnerable children and their families.
We know that Motivational Interviewing promotes and supports families to prioritise positive and sustainable change. Our caseloads are managed to ensure that the team have the time to spend in the community with children and their families. This is your opportunity to join a strong and supportive team that values your individuality, progression and personal development.
Because we’re Bracknell Forest
What it’s like working in our teams…
The Family Safeguarding Team is a highly skilled team working with the most vulnerable children in the community. We work closely together to make sure we are providing the best support to children & families. We are an experienced, supportive, welcoming team who focuses on ensuring that children are at the centre of all we do.
Colleagues support each other and there is a strong focus on shared problem solving. Staff have valued the ability to have quick access to domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health professionals without the need for lengthy referral forms. Supervision is a priority, both case and personal supervision occurs for each worker, each month.
There is an effective management team, who supports workers in managing caseloads, provides regular monthly supervision, personalised career progression and access to specialist training.
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…
- Child Protection, Child in Need, Children Looked After and Care Proceedings as part of an all age team.
- Strong focus on supporting practitioners keeping track of visits, reviews and other timescales in the use of the Children’s Information Tool [CIT].
- Supervision is a priority for all managers and practitioners.
- Each Family Safeguarding Team has a dedicated administration worker.
- Training and development is prioritised for every practitioner, there are opportunities to undertake post qualifying training such as Practice Educator qualifications and numerous in house CPD opportunities.
- Good access to high quality ICT systems enabling remote working from any location. This includes a lightweight convertible laptop and mobile phone.
The benefits you will experience…
- Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
- An inclusive and social working environment.
- Flexible working opportunities including working remotely
- 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.
- Access to Cycle to Work and Car Loan Schemes.
What we’re looking for…
We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident and reliable social worker who is passionate about promoting lasting change with children and their families. This includes being organised, resilient and confident that you can work with the most challenging service users to support them in achieving and maintaining positive change. We require a strong child focus and skills in engaging children in direct work at all ages.
Interviews will be held on 19th October 2020
Want to ask us a question?
For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role. Please contact:
Alan Guest, Denise McKay or Karen Chalcraft, Team Managers, Family Safeguarding.
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