Family & Friends Team
Social Worker - Grade 9
Salary: £30,153.00 - £34,538.00 per annum
37 Hours per week – permanent
Staffordshire Families First is recruiting a fully qualified and experienced Social Worker to the Family and Friends Team. The post holder will be based at Stafford.
You will need to have experience of working with foster carers and children subject to care proceedings and will have an up to date working knowledge of the Fostering Regulations / Fostering National Minimum Standards / Public Law Outline and a working knowledge of Care Proceedings and Court Processes. You will also to be up to date with the regulations in regards to permanency planning. You will also be responsible for ensuring the stability of foster placements, to ensure good outcomes for those children in placements.
The Family and Friends Team remit is; undertaking Viability Assessments, Fostering Assessments, Special Guardianship Assessments and Private Fostering Assessments. Fostering assessments are completed and submitted to Foster Panel whereby children are placed with a connected person under Regulation 24 (CPPR 2010), or prior to the placement being made. We also supervise and support fully approved foster carers, including private foster carers and we support carers who have been granted Special Guardianship Orders.
The timescales for assessment work are extremely short, so the ability to be self motivating and highly organised is vital.
Therefore, if you have the skills, knowledge and experience to work on a very busy social work team and are committed to supporting foster carers to meet the holistic needs of the children in their care, to enable them to achieve their full potential, then this is an opportunity for you.
The team provides a County wide service, working closely with our colleagues in the Safeguarding Units, the Court and Care Planning Teams and have close working partnerships with, SUSTAIN and CoramBAAF..
For more information contact; Tracy Hussain, Team Manager on 01785 895360 or Scott Crawford County Manager 01785 276005.
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: Tuesday 01/05/2018
Interview Date: To be confirmed
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.