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Thank you for your interest in working with us. Whether you’re an experienced practitioner, a newly qualified social worker or you’re looking for a support services role, you’ll be able to develop your career in a great working environment with us in Reading.  Take a look for yourself….

Apart from our executive roles, here are all of our vacancies below and also on Jobs Go Public. The recruitment process is handled for us by our parent company, Reading Borough Council.

Social Worker - Family Intervention Team

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 18th March 2021

Salary: £39,371 - £43,934 per annum including £8,000 pa Market Supplement

We currently have vacancies for qualified social workers in our family intervention team. The family Interventions team receives the cases from access and assessment team and holds cases of children on child in need, child protection and in public law Outline process and children in care proceedings. We aim to ensure that our professionals have all the tools they need to do an exceptional job. We have recently introduced Consultant Practitioners into our establishment who are on hand to coach, mentor and support our staff through complex and high risk case work. We have also secured excellent training for all our staff through Research in Practice, and established a sound partnership with the NSPCC. We value our staff and want to support them in their progression with us. Please see the attached job description for a full list of the role responsibilities. If you think you might enjoy working at Brighter Futures for Children, you share our values, and you have a social work qualification and Current professional social work registration with Social Work England, then we would really like to hear from you. To apply please send your CV to recruitment@brighterfuturesforchildren.org We look forward to hearing from you. View Job...

Social Worker - A&A and CSPOA

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 18th March 2021

Salary: £39,371 - £43,934 per annum including £8,000 pa Market Supplement

We currently have vacancies for qualified social workers in our Assess and Assessment, and our Child Single Point of Assess. Assess and Assessment consists of four teams that deal with all s17 and s47 assessments. The Family Intervention Service picks up cases from our Access and Assessment Teams, long term work is carried out by the Family intervention Team. The Family Intervention Team also carry out work with child in need, child protection and looked after children cases. We aim to ensure that our professionals have all the tools they need to do an exceptional job. We have recently introduced Consultant Practitioners into our establishment who are on hand to coach, mentor and support our staff through complex and high risk case work. We have also secured excellent training for all our staff through Research in Practice, and established a sound partnership with the NSPCC. We value our staff and want to support them in their progression with us. Please see the attached job description for a full list of the role responsibilities. If you think you might enjoy working at Brighter Futures for Children, you share our values, and you have a social work qualification and HCPC registration, then we would really like to hear from you. To apply please send your CV to recruitment@brighterfuturesforchildren.org We look forward to hearing from you! View Job...

Social Worker - Children Looked After

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 18th March 2020

Salary: £39,371 - £43,934 per annum including £8,000 pa Market Supplement

We currently have vacancies for qualified social workers in our children looked after team.

The children looked after team consists of two teams who deal with all children in care. The team works alongside virtual school, fostering and adoption team.

We aim to ensure that our professionals have all the tools they need to do an exceptional job. We have recently introduced Consultant Practitioners into our establishment who are on hand to coach, mentor and support our staff through complex and high risk case work.

We have also secured excellent training for all our staff through Research in Practice, and established a sound partnership with the NSPCC. We value our staff and want to support them in their progression with us.

If you think you might enjoy working at Brighter Futures for Children, you share our values, and you have a social work qualification and current professional social work registration with Social Work England, then we would really like to hear from you.

To apply please send your CV to recruitment@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Social Worker - Children & Young People Disability Team (CYPD)

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 18th March 2021

Salary: £39,371 - £43,934 per annum including £8,000 pa Market Supplement

We currently have vacancies for qualified social workers in our Children and Young People Disability Team.

The CYPD Team looks after the children and young people of Reading with a disability 0 to 18. We are looking for a Social Worker who is passionate and who will be committed to this role and the team. If you feel you have the right qualities for our children and young people and want to make things better, then please come and join us.

We aim to ensure that our professionals have all the tools they need to do an exceptional job. We have recently introduced Consultant Practitioners into our establishment who are on hand to coach, mentor and support our staff through complex and high risk case work.

We have also secured excellent training for all our staff through Research in Practice, and established a sound partnership with the NSPCC. We value our staff and want to support them in their progression with us.

Please see the attached job description for a full list of the role responsibilities.

If you think you might enjoy working at Brighter Futures for Children, you share our values, and you have a social work qualification and current professional social work registration with Social Work England, then we would really like to hear from you.

To apply please send your CV to recruitment@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Family Worker

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 21st February 2021

Salary: £27,041 - £32,234 pa depending on experience

The family worker will work as part of the Youth Offending Service on an exciting new Project aimed at reducing the number of exclusions within school and first entrants to the youth criminal justice system.  You will provide support to a caseload of families to achieve positive outcomes.

 

The role is busy and varied and includes:

  1. Working with the whole family and school to assess the needs within the household and acknowledge those of the extended family.
  2. Delivering evidence-based interventions with families

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Serious Youth Violence Worker - Fixed term until March 2023

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 02nd March 2021

Salary: £27,041 - £32,234

The Team/Role

Reading YOS currently has a vacancy for a Serious Youth Violence Worker who can engage support and divert young people identified as being at risk or involved with serious youth violence, knife crime, gang-related activity, child criminal and sexual exploitation.

You will be able to engage and support young people who have offended or are at risk of offending.  The YOS is located within Brighter Futures for Children and also has strong links with partner services working with young people.

You will need to have an understanding of Serious Violence issues and be able to work with others to implement a wider partnership understanding of issues contributing to youth risk and develop appropriate responses. You will need to be prepared to work some evenings/weekends on an occasional basis.


Role Responsibilities:

  • To develop and deliver innovative interventions and holistic support to address the needs of young people identified as being involved or at risk.
  • To share knowledge and awareness of knife crime and criminal exploitation and related issues through training and coaching/consultative support for a range of professionals

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Assistant Special Education Need Officers X 2

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 28th  February 2021

Salary: £21, 748 - £27,041 per annum

The SEN team co-ordinates Education, Health and Care (EHC) Assessments, EHC Plans and the annual review process for a caseload of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The Assistant Case Officer is required to undertake supporting tasks in the team to meet Brighter Futures for Children’s (BFfC) statutory duties. This includes managing and processing documentation and data using IT systems, managing verbal and written enquires and communication, and liaising with education providers, professionals, and families.

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Special Education Need Case Officer

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 28th February 2021

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728

The Team/Role

The position of SEN Case Officer is to co-ordinate Education, Health and Care (EHC) Assessments and plans for a caseload of children and young people (CYP) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), leading to high quality outcome focused EHC Plans and working in collaboration with families and professionals throughout the process.

 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Support effective multi-agency working to support the development of comprehensive Education, Health and Care Plan, Annual Reviews and positive multi-agency working relationships. This includes collating  assessment reports, facilitating multi-agency meetings and meetings with families
  • Draft high quality Education, Health and Care Plans, which are clear, accessible and outcome focused and in line with the legal and statutory requirements described in the Children and Family’s Act and SEND Code of Practice.
  • Manage and maintain a designated caseload of children and young people with special educational needs ensuring that BFfC’s statutory obligations are met.  This will include co-ordination of EHC needs assessment, monitoring the agreed Education, Health and Care Plans and ensuring that a review is held at least annually, attending where possible, and that the plan continues to meet the identified needs of the child and young person.

 

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Have a look at these great, short videos from our current staff sharing their experiences of working for BFfC, which are well worth watching here.

Open Jobs

Open job roles are those which don’t have a deadline for application and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Experienced Social Workers

Social work is a challenging but rewarding career through which you can make a real difference for children and families.

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We are always looking for talented, motivated individuals. If you can’t see a job that is suited to you please e-mail a copy of your CV to: recruit@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

Benefits of Working Here

  • Modern working environment in centre of Reading
  • Discounted staff car parking
  • Discounted on site day nursery (at the Civic Centre)
  • An array of discounts in shops, restaurants and online through the Vectis scheme
  • From 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Purchasing additional leave scheme
  • Local government pension scheme (Includes 13% contribution from BFfC and Life Assurance)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Access to a range of training and development
  • Lease Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme.

The benefits of working with us are explained in more detail on our what we offer you page