Location: Fostering Chelmsford
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 21 February 2021
Salary: Salary £30,000 - £41,000 per annum depending on experience
Specific Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Remote home working
Due to current situation, this role will be home based. Any face to face work with carers or children only occurs in relation to safeguarding and under government guidance.
We have a fantastic opportunity to join our friendly team and a growing fostering service in Chelmsford where your skills will flourish, and you will be able to contribute to achieving positive results for young people.
St Christopher's is an established children’s charity that has provided care and support for vulnerable children and young people for 150 years. Our focus and commitment is all about our children and young people. We provide fostering, children's homes and a range of innovative housing and support services across London, Essex, West Midlands and the Isle of Man.
We really care about children and young people, placing them at the centre of everything we do. We ask children and young people what they think and involve them in decision making, from helping to shape new services to interviewing new members of staff. Our social pedagogic approach is our core philosophy of care. Put simply this is a holistic approach for building positive relationships with children and young people to bring out their inner “diamond”.
We are an equal opportunity employer and keen to develop an inclusive workforce were people feel they belong. We hope to attract application’s from under- represented groups including people from different cultures, nationalities, socio economic backgrounds, ages, disabilities, religion, faith, sex, orientation, child care responsibilities and with gender diverse identities.
About the Role
As a Senior Practitioner, you will deputise for the Fostering Manager where required, and be responsible for supervising professional staff. You will develop high quality learning and development activities both for employees and foster carers. You will hold a reduced caseload.
Applicants should have:
In return we offer:
This role is in a developing team which will provide you with an opportunity to develop positive links and relationships across the Easter Region and the organization. If you’re ready for the challenge and think you have the skills to drive St Christopher’s forward we would love to hear from you.
At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.
Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.
To be considered, your online application must include a full supporting statement addressing the criteria stated in the Person Specification.
For the full Job Description for this role and more detail about what will be required, please click here.
For more information or assistance during the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 21 Feb 2021
(Applications will be reviewed as received)
Interview Date: 01 March 2021
Full details and application documents here
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