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Social Worker - CSST

Bracknell Forest Council
£29,636 - £33,799 per annum, plus 11.5 % Market Premia, plus £609 London Weighting and £963 essential car user allowance
Time Square, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/06/2020 at 23:55 PM
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 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. There’ll always be room for your ideas here. This is about taking ownership. And having the opportunity to learn, develop and progress. We have strong teams and excellent manager relationships. Put simply, this is your chance to change lives for the better.

Because we’re Bracknell Forest

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 hold a varied caseload of Children in Need, Children Looked After and Children subject to Child Protection Plans, and to provide assessment, care planning, intervention and family support.
  • To work alongside partner agencies (voluntary & statutory) within the context of the care plan to ensure the provision of appropriate, integrated and effective services.
  • To promote listening to children at every opportunity; ensuring their views are heard, recorded and acted upon in a timely manner.
  • To maintain accurate case records and comply with the department’s policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • To make effective use of time and be able to prioritise workload.

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 qualified social worker who is enthusiastic, confident, reliable, and passionate about improving the lives of children with disabilities and promoting their voice.  The ideal candidate will be able to engage with families in assessment, analysis and creative planning, and to work in partnership with others.

Interview date

12 June 2020

Want to ask us a question?

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

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.





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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