Social Worker – Family Intervention Team

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  • Location:
  • Salary:
    £1 - £43,934 / per annum + additional perks
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Social Care
  • Deadline:
    14th November 2019
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Job Description


Social Worker – Berkshire – Family Intervention Team – Up to £43,934

About Brighter Futures for Children


Brighter Futures for Children is an independent, not-for-profit-company, which is wholly owned by Reading Borough Council. As an organisation they have access to Department for Education transformation fund money to ensure that that their social workers have all the tools they need to do a great job in order to achieve manageable caseloads. Brighter Futures are committed to working with staff through coaching, mentoring and support, offering permanent staff great training and development opportunities. We have vacancies to suit everyone needs and can arrange interviews at short notice.


About the Team

The Family Intervention Service picks up cases from their Access and Assessment Teams. This is their longer-term work with Child in Need, Child Protection and cases within the Public Law outline. With average caseloads of between 18-20 (and a commitment to keep them manageable) Brighter Futures for Children is definitely a place where you can focus on working with Children and Young People. To find out for yourself, go to:


OFSTED Monitoring Snapshot (May 2019)


“Comprehensive early help assessments capture children’s voices well and feature well-balanced analysis to inform subsequent plans. Direct work with children is promoting an early engagement and understanding of the child’s experience”

“Effective systems are in place to stepchildren up from early help to children’s services when their needs increase.”


“The response to children who go missing is rigorously overseen through effective weekly multi-agency ‘missing’ meetings. Actions from these meetings successfully reduce risk to children”


Benefits of working with Brighter Futures for Children


  • Salaries for social workers up to £43,934
  • A commitment to keep caseloads manageable
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 24 days holiday plus public holidays (rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service)
  • On site nursery offering discounted childcare
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • A range of local discounts


Their approach


  • They believe the voice of the child should be at the centre of all we do.
  • They support social workers to undertake creative methods of assessment and intervention to ensure the voice of the child is at the centre of service development. Vulnerable children and families have a voice and their views will impact on how the service is shaped.
  • Their staff are supported by an accountable and a professional management team. They are encouraged to work creatively, within the statutory framework.
  • They offer highly skilled, competent social workers who are equipped with the skills they need to develop their professional practice. They support, grow and develop their staff, and ensure they are involved in the development of services.
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