Social Worker

Lichfield, Staffordshire
£30,756 - £35,229 per annum (pro rata)
05 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
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Contract Type
Part time permanent
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18.5 Hours per week – Permanent  

Staffordshire has a strong commitment to providing quality foster placements for our children in care. We are also committed to on-going development and innovation.

The Fostering South Team provides support and supervision to foster carers residing in the south of Staffordshire. The fostering south team is a very stable team which has the benefit of experienced team members. Your duties will include undertaking regular supervision, support and unannounced visits to a variety of approved foster carers. This will include task centred, long term and family and friends carers. You will also undertake fostering assessments in relation to changes of approval, long term fostering assessments and foster carers annual reviews.

The service has a commitment to the stability of placements, safeguarding children in placement and promoting capacity to provide sufficient placements to meet the needs of our looked after children. You will support these commitments in your role. Close liaison is maintained with the Children’s Teams and others involved in the team around fostered children to ensure good outcomes for children.

You must be a qualified Social Worker with previous experience of children’s social work with children/or foster carers. Newley qualified social workers with a high potential are also encouraged to apply.

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Closing Date: Thursday 25th July 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 13th August 2019

For more information about the role please contact: Sue Prendergast 01543 512083

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.

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