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Social Worker / Senior Practitioner Children Looked After

Bracknell Forest Council
£29,055 - £38,052 per annum, plus 11.5 % market premia of basic salary up to SCP 37 and 9% from SCP 38 to SCP 42, plus £597 London Weighting per annum plus retention bonus on completion of 1 year in service
Time Square, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
19/02/2019 at 23:55 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

Bracknell Forest Council are looking to recruit a Qualified Social Worker to join their dedicated team for Children Looked After

The Children Looked After Team is committed to improving outcomes for those children in our care. We require a Social Worker who is organised, highly motivated and skilled in communicating with children and young people.

You will hold a case load of looked after children and will be required to fulfil statutory duties on behalf of the service. The post involves completing life journey & direct work with children and young people as well as general case management duties.

Below are a few quotes from our OFSTED inspection report showing how we value our Children Looked After and staff.

‘Children looked after, adopted children and young people leaving care in Bracknell Forest receive outstanding care and support. They all benefit from teams of highly committed, ambitious and determined professionals who work extremely well together, helping children to remain safe and achieve in life.’  

‘Social workers enjoy working for Bracknell Forest. They appreciate the training and clinical supervision that they receive, as well as the availability and support of senior managers.’ 

Ofsted Inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers – May 2017.

This is what one of our Children Looked After said about who they wanted as a social worker:

‘I want someone who will listen to me and make a difference’

This role will involve driving and transporting children so owning your own vehicle is essential, occasional out of hours working is necessary. You will be provided with a laptop and a mobile phone.

If you hold a Social Work qualification with current HCPC registration and have the necessary drive and enthusiasm to work in our team, then we would like to hear from you.

Please complete the online application.

For an informal discussion, please contact Peter Hodges (Head of Service for Looked After Children) on 01344351532

Located in the South East, Bracknell Forest is a small and friendly unitary authority in Berkshire, just 28 miles west of London, close to Reading and mid-way between the M3 and M4 corridors. It is a diverse area incorporating the best features of town and attractive countryside. Our staff are our greatest asset and you will receive regular supervision; have access to excellent training opportunities and the ability to develop your professional skills and interests.

 For more information on working for Bracknell Forest Children’s Social Care, a 'Good' authority with 'Outstanding' features visit our micro-site www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/childrenssocialcare

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.

Find out more about our Children's Social Care Department.

Find out more about our Adult Social Care, Health and Housing Department.

Further information on this vacancy