Salary: £ 36,153.00 - £ 39,961.00 per annum
37 Hours per week – Permanent
Staffordshire County Council is recruiting a full time Senior Practitioner to work in the Intensive Interventions Fostering Team offering support to foster carers and placements across the team but primarily within the Disability Fostering Service for children who have a disability and complex needs. The team is located in Stafford but you will hold a caseload on a county wide basis.
You will contribute to the recruitment, retention, placement matching, and supervision and support to Disability Fostering Households and to assist as required in the wider work of the Intensive Interventions Team. You will undertake a direct supervisory support role to foster carers and contribute to pre-placement assessments to ensure young people placed are safely supported and managed in a way that ensures the young person achieves positive outcomes during and beyond their placement experience. You will work directly with a range of multi-agency professionals to coordinate long and short term placement needs
You will have case management responsibility for complex cases and will co-work cases with less experienced staff. You will be available to offer advice, support and consultation to team members including the direct supervision of Family Support Workers.
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
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: Sunday 23/9/2018
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.