Fostering / Supervising Social Worker

Location
Chelmunds Place
Salary
Band E+2 Market Forces. £31,895 - £39,571 Incremental progression is subject to performance.
Posted
20 Jul 2022
Closes
09 Aug 2022
Job Ref
SOL000004790
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Hours:
37 hours

Due to the recent expansion of our Fostering service, we currently have a number of new and exciting opportunities for Social Workers to join our service and play a central role in delivering high-quality and responsive social work within Solihull. 

Based at Chelmunds Place in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull's Fostering Team provides high quality placements for children within the borough.  We are responsible for the recruitment, assessment and supervision of both connected and non-connected foster carers. We also hold responsibility for assessing special guardians and private fostering arrangements.

We are keen to find skilled and enthusiastic Social Workers who can work within a supportive and committed social work team. We are dedicated to supporting our young people through quality placements and welcome applicants who understand and act as a good corporate parent.

As a Social worker in Solihull, you will be working directly with carers for young people and helping them to support children to develop the life skills and confidence to live a full and active life and help them to reach their full potential.

You can help us to make a positive difference for our children and young people by securing the best outcomes for them through careful and thoughtful planning.

There is also great scope for professional development here in Solihull. In your first month, we will agree a personal development plan with you, which will include access to our high quality internal training programme and our Continuous Professional Development framework.

You will need:

  • A professional Social Work qualification and Social Work England Registration
  • Experience of working with children, young people, foster carers and their families and the ability to build strong relationships with them
  • Sound knowledge of relevant childcare legislation, including a clear understanding of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’.
  • Experience of carrying out assessment of prospective, mainstream and connected foster carers, using Form F and Form C assessments.

In return, you will be part of our friendly and experienced team of professionals, where your contribution will be really valued and you will have the opportunity to shape and improve the services we deliver to our diverse community.

We are a small local authority with good relationships across the children’s social work service. Furthermore, we have close partnerships across agencies in the borough, which allow for a culture of shared learning and mentoring between agencies to further support your professional development.

We also offer:

  • A clear career structure
  • A competitive pay scheme which will recognise your experience
  • Guaranteed monthly supervision
  • Genuinely manageable caseloads
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Flexible working arrangements including flexi leave of up to 24 days per year and agile working arrangements such as home working (with up-to-date ICT equipment provided)
  • The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
  • Free on-site parking
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including a staff discount card

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Beth Corrigan, Fostering Team Manager, on 07388 852154.

Interviews to be held week commencing 29th August 2022.

Please note, we are not accepting CV’s for this position.

This post will require a DBS check.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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