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Family Worker

Bracknell Forest Council
£17,163 - £20,807 per annum
Time Square, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Part Time
27 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
20/08/2019 at 11:55 AM
Bracknell Forest Council
We’re helping children with disabilities and their families to live safer, happier lives.
You’ll have time to do what’s right, and have a say in how we work.
We want to help our most vulnerable children and their families to get their lives firmly on track. It’s why our workers have the time to get to know everyone they work with. We do what we think should be done, not just what needs to be done. There’ll always be room for your ideas here. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, develop and progress. We have strong teams and excellent manager relationships. Put simply, this is your chance to contribute to changing lives for the better.
Because we’re Bracknell Forest
What it’s like working in our team…
The Children’s Specialist Support Team is a highly skilled team working with children who have disabilities and/or complex health needs. We are an experienced, friendly and supportive team who focus on ensuring that children are at the centre of all we do.
The multi-professional team includes an Intensive Behaviour Support Specialist and an Occupational Therapist. There is an effective management team, who support workers in managing caseloads, provide regular supervision, personalised career progression and access to specialist training.
The team is well integrated with local partners and receives positive feedback from children and their families.
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…

• To work as part of a team providing a holistic service for children with disabilities and their families.
• To support children and their families by working directly with them and also by co-ordinating the work of other professionals/services to offer support and opportunities.
• The Family Worker role is varied and supports all the functions of the Children’s Specialist Support Team, including behaviour support and the Short Breaks Service (which are co-located), with a key purpose of ensuring we deliver the right help at the right time to ensure children, young people and families have the best possible outcomes in life.
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.

• 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.

• An opportunity to buy and/or sell annual leave.

• A range of travel benefits.

• Access to childcare vouchers.
What we’re looking for…
We are looking for a family worker who is enthusiastic, self-motivated, and passionate about improving outcomes for children with disabilities.  The ideal candidate will be committed to the principles of participatory practice, and an effective communicator who can engage with families in assessment and planning, and work in partnership with others.
Interviews will be held on 5th & 6th September 2019
For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:
Lou Richer
Head of Service – Children’s Specialist Support
01344 353112

Equal Opportunities

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

How to apply

Please apply online (see below).

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 adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children and adults at risk 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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