£20,068 plus on call allowance.
Department/Division: England North
Location: North West, Greater Manchester
Hours: Part-Time (working 22.5 hours per week)
Closing Date: 3 August 2020
Finding safe and loving homes for vulnerable children and young people.
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.
Our team consists of Admin Support, Social Workers, 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.
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The way we work
We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.
We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.
For safe and happy childhoods
At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.
For more information, please contact Anne Marie Wilson on 07741627578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.
Full details and application documents here
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