Children's Social Workers - Ref CH15818

Location
Walsall Civic Centre & Essington Lodge
Salary
£31,914-36,740 per annum plus relocation package of up to 25% of starting salary (conditions apply) - pay award pending
Posted
15 Mar 2019
Closes
17 Apr 2019
Job Ref
WALS000003896
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

We are looking to recruit to 3 Social Work positions - Ref: CH15818 

1 X Social Worker (Placement Resource /Fostering Services)
1 X Social Worker (Provider services / Fostering)
1 X Social Worker (Connected Person assessments/ Provider Services – Fostering)

£31,914-36,740 per annum plus relocation package of up to 25% of starting salary (conditions apply) - pay award pending.  

Walsall Children: Safe, Happy, Learning Well... 

It’s a very exciting time to join Walsall Council. We have recently launched our Social Work Academy which embodies our commitment to become a Reflective Learning Organisation. Whatever you’re level of knowledge, skills and abilities we will support your personal and professional development to ensure that you can perform to your maximum potential.   

Walsall Fostering Service recruits, trains, assesses and supports foster carers.  We have a record of accomplishment of high quality service provision and are committed to achieving positive outcomes for all Walsall children in care. 

The Fostering Support and Development team supervises the foster placement; we support carers to promote the welfare of our children. The team is responsible to review foster carer’s status on a yearly basis, assess their suitability, and continued registration. 

Walsall Placement Social Worker, work closely with the internal Fostering Team, the resource and commissioning service;  to seek out the best and most appropriate placement match for children and young people.  Within this role, the identified worker will be expected to take the lead on a variety of project to improve service deliver for children, families and foster carers of Walsall.

The post holder will be expected to have substantial assessment experiences and the knowledge of key Legislation relating to working with foster carers and children.

In our Social Work role we requires innovative, a creative individual who has eyes for details, and willing to be flexible in their approach to reshape service deliver for our children.  The post holder will be from time to time expected to train, assesses and supports foster carers.  We have a record of accomplishment of high quality service provision and are committed to achieving positive outcomes for all Walsall children in care. 

These posts will be an integral part of the internal Fostering Support and Development team who supervises the foster placement.  In addition, the identified individual will work alongside the resource and commissioning services in building relationship with external providers to secure suitable foster and residential home for children and young people.   

We support carers to promote the welfare of our children.  Identify worker will assess the matching suitability of children to be placed within a foster home. 

We are looking to recruit a Placement Social Workers and a supervising Social Worker  with extensive childcare experience. You will need to be Social Work qualified, registered with the HCPC, familiar with the TSD standards and have a comprehensive knowledge of fostering Standards, Regulations and Legislation.  We are looking for someone with experience, enthusiasm, and a commitment to developing foster carers.

As part of your role, you will be expected to participate in permanency arrangements, Parent/child placement, training, carer recruitment and retention group. The post holder will participate in a variety of meetings involving different project across children services. 

Walsall are accredited Mockingbird fostering providers, an innovative way of delivering foster care using an extended family model which provides peer support, regular joint planning, training and social activities.  You will be involve in ongoing discussion around the Mockingbird family model.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to join a busy and vibrant team

For more information on the Social Worker (support) and  the Placement Social Worker post, please contact Diane Green or Vanilyn Thompson on 0300 555 2834

For more information on the Social Worker (Connected Person Assessments), please contact Mike Gregory on 01922 650871

Closing date for applications:  15th April 2019
Interview Taking place week Beginning 29th April 2019

Please specify which post you are interested in when applying
 

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas.

Supporting documents
Job Description & Employee Specification (Fostering)
Job Description & Employee Specification (Fostering and Placement)
Job Description & Employee Specification (Assessing)
Information for Applicants

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