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 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.
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.