Location: Barnardo's Fostering South East
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £28631.52 - £37414.60 FTE
Closing Date: 12 March 2021
Interview Date: TBC
We are looking for a qualified Social Worker for our Fostering Service in the South East.
You will be joining a small and evolving team whose aim is to expand the service to increase the pool of foster carers so we can provide quality placements to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people. We also wish to innovate in terms of the voice of the young child/young person with more creative and diverse ways to support our carers and the children and young people in placement.
About the Fostering Social Work Role:
We strive to create further opportunities to assist in developing the service regarding recruitment of diverse carers offering specialist placements, training and therapeutic assistance for carers and young people, children and young person's groups, participation events etc.,
You will be expected to attend relevant training which will be provided to aid your performance and development. You will participate in and contribute to team functioning promoting the aims and purpose of the service and to the development of the new areas of work.
You will need to be able to work to clear timescales and have good communication skills. You will keep accurate and up to date records on computer systems and write reports with full information and analysis. All documents pertinent and in accordance with service policy and procedure and current regulations.
As we work with Local Authorities throughout the South East you will be expected to travel anywhere in this region and attend meetings possibly elsewhere in the country.
You will have the opportunity to work in a specialist area of social work in a skilled, motivated and reassuring team whilst receiving quality management and supervision.
When completing your application form, please refer to the skills, knowledge and experience required as detailed in the Person Specification and also any further information included in the
Please note that an appropriate Social Work qualification and Social Work England registration are essential for this role.
The duties of this post require the applicant to have a full current driving license that enables them to drive in the UK and have use of a car and business use insurance. Barnardo's is, however, willing to review any proposals put forward by applicants that would allow them to do the job by other means.
The post-holder may be required to work on some evenings and occasional weekends to enhance the work of the service in meeting the needs of foster carers and their children. The post-holder will be required to travel to foster carers across the South East area. You will also be required to contribute to an out of hours helpline for foster carer carers in our service which includes an additional allowance.
When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.
Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore are open to offering flexible working arrangements.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Our basis and values
Full details and application documents here
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