The Specialist Support Service is fully staffed, with skilled and able practitioners. We are seeking an individual who is focused and creative in achieving positive outcomes for children and young people with disabilities. Alongside this, you will need to have an ability to motivate and manage the performance of others.
Being a member of the Specialist Support Service offers an opportunity to be involved in a diverse range of work. The portfolio also includes – Larchwood Short Break Unit, Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities, a Specialist Behaviour Support Worker, Family Group Conferencing, Access to Records and exploitation prevention/keep safe work with young people at risk of Child Sexual/Criminal Exploitation or who are regularly missing. We are a reflective and progressive team; our work is often inspiring, complex and interesting. As a small authority, we benefit from excellent working relationships with our multi agency partners, including education, health, and parent carer forums.
As Assistant Team Manager, you must have experience in child protection, be able to assess risk effectively and feel confident to make best interest decisions for children with additional needs. You will also hold a small case load and receive regular supervision. If this is your first step into management, we will arrange relevant management training to support you in your role and career development and you will become part of an experienced management team.
If you will have to move house to work for us, a relocation package of up to £8,000 is available. In addition, a mortgage subsidy monthly allowance can be paid for 4 years to cover regional differences in house prices.
The application pack gives more detail about the position. In addition, if you think that you would like to know more, please feel free to contact Lou Richer, Interim Head of Service on 01344 353112
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.