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 and supervision of Connected Persons Foster Carers and the assessment and support of Special Guardians. There has been a significant growth in this area of work in recent years and, as a result, the work will now be spread across two teams specialising in it.
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. 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. to work therapeutically with the children in their care.
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 responsibility 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.
18.5 hours per week
18 January 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.
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
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.
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