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Family Worker

Bracknell Forest Council
£21,962 - £26,822 per annum
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours
37 or 30 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
20/04/2018 at 00:55 AM
Bracknell Forest Council

We have two opportnities for Family Worker.

Over 11's Team - Full Time post for one year
Under 11s Team - Part Time permanent post

The Over 11’s Family Safeguarding Team provides support to young people who may be a Looked After Child, or a child subject to a child protection plan, or a Child In Need. You will be part of an established and experienced team of Social Workers and other Family Workers who undertake statutory work with young people and their families. The Over 11’s team will be working under the new Family Safeguarding Model, which involves creating multi-disciplinary teams with additional specialists, training staff in Motivational Interviewing, as well as a structured approach to risk assessments. Now is an exciting time to join the team and be part of a team taking a lead in this new way of working?   

 Your role will be to assist the social workers by undertaking specific pieces of work including supervising contacts, accompanying young people to appointments, developing budgeting skills or personal safety skills, organising contact rotas and convening meetings. You will also be responsible for a small caseload.

This role is a really important and an integral part of the functioning of the team. You will need experience of working with adolescents, working with multi agency partners, and have excellent organisational skills, together with enthusiasm, energy, a commitment to listening to young people, including the ability to be patient and flexible.

 We aim to maintain our high standards of practice and to achieve this, we provide: a planned induction for newly appointed workers; regular supervision and professional development opportunities, which includes excellent training opportunities

 For an informal discussion, please contact Denise McKay (Team Manager - Over 11's) on 01344 351404 or Karen Chalcraft (Team Manager - Under 11s) on 01344 351403

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 young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children or young people 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.

Find out more about our Children, Young People and Learning Department.

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