Location: Norwich, Norfolk
Salary: £33,016- £34,592 per annum, depending on qualifications
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date: 31/01/2024
Salary – The starting salary will be £33,016 - £34,592 per annum depending on qualifications and experience with a maximum rate of £36,167.
Hours – 37 hours per week
Location – Norwich, Norfolk
Nobody chooses the family or circumstances they are born into. At Break we firmly believe that with the right care, there is no limit to what can be achieved.
We work across East Anglia with children and young people on the edge of care, in care and leaving care. Whether you’re interested in working in our residential homes and short breaks for children with disabilities, our pioneering Staying Close Staying Connected project or vital essentials like our family assessment centre and wraparound care offer, one thing is universal: you’ll be joining a team of passionate and dedicated individuals who want the very best for the young people they care for.
Learn more about Break
At Break we invest in the future of our staff just as we do for the young people in our services. We strive to provide the highest quality of care, so whether you’re just starting your career in children’s social care or are already qualified, you’ll be supported, recognised, and rewarded for your essential part in our vital work.
About the Role
We are looking for a full-time Social Worker to join our small therapeutic fostering team, based at Diamond House in Norwich.
You will share our commitment to delivering a high quality, trauma informed service to our fostering families and will have an empathic understanding of the nature of the foster carers task and the experiences of the children they care for.
You will have proven skills of communication with traumatised children and young people who are unable to be cared for by their birth families, with a good knowledge of developmental trauma and attachment.
You will work in a small, dedicated team to offer support to between 6 and 8 families in a way that is trauma informed, kind and compassionate and which supports foster carers to provide attuned care grounded in therapeutic parenting principles.
You will be a SWE registered Social Worker with experience of working with looked after children and/or foster carers which is underpinned by a knowledge or relevant legislation as well as direct experience.
You will be able to support carers through direct work, group work and training delivery and will be aspirational in your approach to planning for young people’s futures. You will be passionate about working openly and honestly with foster carers, colleagues, and partner agencies.
You will be keen to work in a team that promotes relationship based, reflective practice and be enthusiastic about service development.
This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled social worker to influence and effect change within our dynamic organisation whilst developing their own career. You will be able to work independently and autonomously in line with Break’s values, as well as be an enthusiastic team member able to work collaboratively towards our shared purpose of supporting foster carers to love and support the children they care for until they reach adulthood and beyond.
Full time applicants will need to work a 37 hour week however flexible working patterns can be considered to meet both your needs and those of the service. On occasion we host events for families in the evening or weekend – this is not regular and attendance at these events can be considered in line with your personal circumstances.
In your role, you’ll have access to the following benefits:
Full details of the role, including a job description and person specification can be found within the ‘documents’ section at the bottom of this page.
For more information regarding this position please contact Natasha Freeman, Registered Manager via email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: 31.01.2024
Interview Date: We will interview suitable candidates as they apply. This means the role may close at short notice and without prior warning.
The first interview will be a Safe Care/ Warner style interview. If successful after the first interview, candidates will then be expected to attend a formal interview.
To comply with the Immigration Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 and additional amendments, and UK Visa's and Immigration (UKVI) requirements, all prospective employees will be asked to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK. We will ask to see and take a copy of an appropriate official document as set out in the UKVI guidelines. Do not send anything now, further information will be sent to you should you be invited to interview.
We are committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
Full details and application documents here
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