Social Worker

Stafford, Staffordshire
£30,153.00 - £34,538.00 per annum
09 Mar 2018
26 Mar 2018
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Social Worker, Adoption and Fostering Recruitment and Training



Salary:  £30,153 - £34,538 per annum (pro rata)

Grade 9                                                                      Location: Stafford

An exciting vacancy has arisen to work within the Adoption and Fostering Recruitment and Training team. This is a county-wide role and the post-holder will be required to work flexibly, including some evening and weekend activities on a planned basis. 

We are looking for a Social Worker to join our highly experienced team.  The ideal applicant will be child centred and have a good knowledge of Fostering and Adoption.  The post holder will need to be dynamic, creative and able to present to large groups. They will need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of the recruitment challenges for fostering and adoption agencies.

Key aspects of the role will include training, assessments, chairing annual reviews, supporting the retention of Foster Carers, supporting events for Foster Carers including, BBQ’s, Christmas Parties, Long Service awards etc.  You would also be involved with our general recruitment activity involving taking calls on the enquiry line and going out on our recruitment bus.

You must be a qualified social worker with previous experience of fieldwork with children and/or foster carers.

For an informal discussion please contact Andrea Johnson, Team Manager, on 01785 895002

To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Staffordshire County Council have made changes to the existing online application site.  Any existing log on credentials  (username and password) expired on 1st September, and applicants will now need to create a new account to proceed with an application

Closing Date: Monday 26th March 2018
Interview Date: Tuesday 17th April

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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