Senior Practitioner (Fostering)

City Wide
£36,153 - £42,806 per annum
14 Sep 2018
09 Oct 2018
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Coventry City Council’s Fostering Service is seeking to recruit a Senior Practitioner for the Connected Persons Team. The Connected Persons Team has responsibility for the assessment of Connected Persons who are either being assessed to be foster carers or Special Guardians.

The team is committed to providing high levels of support to Connected Persons Foster carers and, as a result, is developing bespoke training and a support group.

There has also been significant investment in staff development with arrangements in place to develop genuine expertise in this area of work.

Coventry City Council is investing strongly in its fostering provision with a target to significantly increase the number of looked after children placed with in house foster carers. There has been a significant increase in the number of connected persons foster carers approved by the local authority and as a result the team is growing. The service has a commitment to working closely with our foster carers and with children’s social work teams to ensure that fostered children are well cared for and achieve best outcomes.

The successful candidate will have a key role to play in the development of the service and will take a lead in aspects of this development. They will also provide support to colleagues within the team. Their work will also include acting as an assessing social worker for some more complex cases.

Applicants should have experience of working with Foster Carers and Special Guardians along with a solid understanding of the legislation, policy and best practice guidance underpinning this work. They should also be able to demonstrate an ability to take a lead within a team and develop and improve practice.

Working Pattern
Full Time

Interview Date
Friday 19th October 2018

In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, flexible working, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Equalities Statement
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition

Key Requirements
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

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