Department/Division: England North
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 1 August 2019
Fostering Social Worker
Hours: Permanent, Full-Time (working 37 hours per week)
Area: Yorkshire and Humber.
Salary: £33,000 per annum plus £700 per annum on call allowance
Up to 7 weeks of annual leave (including bank holiday allowance)
We are looking for a Fostering Social Worker to join our team working 37 hours a week. This will be mainly Monday to Friday during the day but there will be some flexibility required to meet the needs of the service.
We are a small, developing fostering service, located in Doncaster but covering the Yorkshire and Humber area.
You will be responsible for providing support to foster placements. Fostering experience and knowledge of fostering regulations is essential for this position. You will be part of a small team and will have had exposure to managing multi agency partnerships. This position also requires a strong understanding of the therapeutic model including PACE.
Our team consists of social workers, and referral officers We also work in partnership with Chrysalis psychology services who support our therapeutic work with children and young people.
The team including foster carers are trained to a high standard; understanding attachment and trauma work along with specific interventions.
What is the role?
By providing professional supervision and developmental support, including advice and guidance to fostering families and colleagues from other agencies where appropriate, including being part of an Out of Hours Service (through participation in rota) providing support 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year.
The successful applicant will be part of an aspirational fostering team of Social Workers. 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?
How does Action for Children work?
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!
For more information or a confidential chat, please call Paul Goodwin on 07590 417119.
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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