Fostering Social Worker
Location: Nelson Building
Salary: HC08 £27,668 - £31,601 plus Market Forces Supplement of £5,000
Passionate about giving children and young people a great start in life?
Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life. It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work in Children’s Wellbeing.
How do we do this? By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this.
Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives. This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a stable and experienced fostering service in Herefordshire. Your role will be to supervise and support foster carers. The service has been able to develop a range of schemes and will support your professional development. We are committed to ensuring our team provides high quality placements with foster carers and kinship carers.
Fully qualified (DipSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent), you'll be experienced in assessment skills, mediation and supervision roles to help recruit, train and support Herefordshire foster carers.
To find out more about working in children’s services, please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/childrensocialwork or contact
Benefits with Herefordshire Council
Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
Pension: LGPS pension scheme
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must apply online for this vacancy, We do not accept emailed CV’S. Your application should include a CV and an accompanying statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 showing how your experience meets the person specification.
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