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Social Worker/Senior Practitioner for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Bracknell Forest Council
£29,636 to £38,813, with a bar at £33,799 per annum plus 11.5% market premia up to £33,799 and 9% from £34,788, £2,000 retention payment, £609 London Weighting and £963 Essential Car User Allowance
Time Square, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week. weekdays and occasional weekend.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
04/08/2020 at 23:55 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

Mo has reached the safety of the UK. Lets help him achieve stability and security. 

We want to help our most vulnerable residents 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. Put simply, we change lives for the better. Because we’re Bracknell Forest 

What it’s like working in our team…

This role sits within the Leaving Care Service and the successful candidate will support both Looked After and Care Leaving Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking young adults.

The Leaving Care team is a small but supportive team of five employees plus excellent admin support. Bracknell is a small local authority which enables us to make good links with the other children and adult teams and our partner agencies who support our children and care leavers.  

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…

Hold a case load of Looked After and Care Leaving UASC and fulfil statutory duties on behalf of the service.

Complete age assessments, life journey and direct work with the children and young people as well as general case management duties.

Provide advice, information and guidance to colleagues in regards to immigration issues, rights and entitlements.

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 including a flexi-time scheme.
  • 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.

What we’re looking for…

We are looking for a Social Worker with substantive post qualifying experience, who is organised, highly motivated and skilled in communicating with this vulnerable and often traumatised group of children and young people. You will have knowledge of relevant legislation and processes and be confident and competent in negotiating with immigration authorities and legal representatives.

Interview date

Interview date is to be confirmed

Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:

Name Anna Freshwater

Job Title   Assistant Team Manager – Leaving Care Team

Phone Number  01344 354304

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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