Social work: Children - Qualified

Stafford, Staffordshire
£32,233.00 - £37,107.00 per annum
06 Aug 2018
16 Sep 2018
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JOB TITLE: Social Worker

Salary: £30,756.00 to £35,229.00 per ann32um + two increments for weekend working

37 Hours per week – Permanent

Closing Date: 16th September 2018

Staffordshire County Council is recruiting a full time Social Worker to work in the Intensive Interventions Fostering Team offering support to foster carers and placements across the service as part of Wrap Around Support Programme. This is an exciting and developing role offering intensive additional support to foster carers and placements at risk of instability on a county wide basis and will be based in Stafford. This service provides an additional county wide support service provision to children and young people in Staffordshire Foster placements that are at risk of placement breakdown with the intention to retain those children within the home of their primary carer

You will take a direct assessment role to fostering households and contribute to multi professional assessments of need to ensure young people placed are safely supported and managed in stable secure placements. You will work directly with a range of multi-agency professionals to coordinate and maintain placement needs to increase stability.

You will have a key role in progressing and assessing the support options for children to maintain them in their current placement, reducing the need to escalate their care provision to either the residential or independent fostering sectors.

You will be available to offer advice, support and consultation to team members including as part of a proactive weekend telephone support provision on a rota basis. As part this you will receive two additional increments for weekend working.   

The service has ongoing targets to reduce unplanned endings and ensure greater stability of placements across Staffordshire. As part of this you will also contribute to regular monitoring of data for all unplanned endings and stability targets across the service

You will need a Social Work Qualification, and a commitment to continuing professional development.  You should have at least three years post qualification experience working with foster carers and children in care as well as demonstrating relevant experience of supervisory responsibility and team development. .

Brian Johnson Team Manager on 01785 277365

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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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