Salary Circa: £38,556 + £700 on call allowance
Directorate: Children's Services Scotland
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Hours: Full Time, 37hrs
Closing Date: 5 April 2022
Number of Roles: 1
Location: Can be based anywhere in the Central belt, Ayrshire or Scottish Borders
Benefits: Annual leave of 29 days public holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, check out more on our career's portal.
Closing Date: Midnight on 5th April 2022. If we receive a high number of applications, we may have to close earlier than advertised.
We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know….
At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.
About the Role
Action for Children's CAPS Fostering Service is a specialist fostering service that offers therapeutic care to children and young people who cannot be looked after at home. We offer the highest standard of care providing carers with excellent training, supervision, and support to achieve the best outcomes for the young people we look after. We have excellent Fostering Inspections and provide good quality of care to young people, always ensuring we listen to our young people every step of the way.
You will promote the highest standards of care and wellbeing for our young people, and guide and deliver training, to foster carers with opportunity to really get to know young people and support them on their journey. By thinking therapeutically and creatively (with and for) young people and ensuring best practice, you will make a real and lasting difference. You will be part of a team that values relational- based practice,as this is at the heart of all that we do!
Our Service is growing, and as a Supervising Social Worker you will be working in our Fostering Scotland team covering the Central Belt, Ayrshire, and the Scottish Borders. Our Fostering Head Office base is in Glasgow and we can discuss the frequency of office based work at the interview stage. We are keen to recruit across the geographical sector.
You'll help our Children, Young People and Families by:
What You'll Bring
Our job description for the Fostering Social Worker outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:
Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.
We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to understand and have a commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.
There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration. Top Tip... Refer to the job description when writing your Supporting Statement.
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Lynsey.Munro@actionforchildren.org.uk in our recruitment team who will be happy to support with your application.
20th and 21st April 2022.
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