Circa: £33,000 pro rata plus £700 per annum on call allowance
Department/Division: England North
Area: North West England
Contract Type: Permanent Part Time
Closing Date:19 June 2020
We are looking for a Fostering Social Worker to join our small developing Fostering Service located in the North West (Greater Manchester) area. The role includes recruiting and assessing new applicants as well as supporting a caseload of foster carers. This role will be mainly Monday to Friday during the day but there will be some flexibility required to meet the needs of the service. There is also an on-call rota which you will be required to undertake. The 3 days of this role can be discussed at interview stage but we do require each Wednesday to be a working day.
We promote and support agile working with all our Fostering Social Workers to enable you to work with a manageable caseload. Fostering experience and knowledge of fostering regulations is essential for this position. Part of the role is to develop and manage multi agency partnerships. This position also requires a good understanding of attachment and developmental trauma and a therapeutic parenting approach (Parenting with PACE).
Our team consists of Admin Support, Social Worker, and a Young Person's Worker. We also work in partnership with Changing Minds UK Psychology Service who support our therapeutic work with children and young people. This service provides ongoing psychological consultation, training and guidance for the staff team and foster carers with the aim on ensuring a Therapeutic and evidence informed framework is utilised to support the young people, foster carers and staff.
What we do...
We recruit and assess new applicants and we provide professional supervision and developmental support, including advice and guidance to fostering families and colleagues from other agencies where appropriate.
The successful applicant will be part of an enthusiastic fostering team. You will be expected to uphold the core values and beliefs of the organisation, ensuring that children, young people and foster carers receive a high-quality service and that commissioners' expectations and contractual requirements are met. This will be instilled through effective day to day delivery of a high-quality fostering service.
What will you need?
What are the rewards?
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in. If you really want to make a difference and be a part of an amazing team, don't hesitate, apply now!
This is a current and live role and we shall be progressing as normal with our recruitment for this position. To comply with social distancing, we intend to interview remotely for the time being. Details will be discussed with applicants who progress to interview stage.
For more information on this opportunity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org reference number 3726
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