Fostering Senior Social Worker

Location
Wellman Building, Oldbury
Salary
£34,788 - £39,782 per annum
Posted
05 Aug 2019
Closes
02 Sep 2019
Job Ref
SAND000004147
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Fostering Senior Social Worker

Closing Date:  31st August 2019 

About the roles

A fantastic opportunity is now available for full time child focused Senior Social Workers to join our Independent Fostering Agency here at Sandwell Children’s Trust!

We have vacancies within our Fostering Assessment team where you will be responsible for the assessment of foster carers and also vacancies for Supervising Social workers where you will support and supervise foster carers.

We are looking for enthusiastic, talented Social Workers who have experience of working within a fostering team or who have a good level of experience of working within child protection teams who are ready to make a move in to a Fostering role.

We are passionate about improving outcomes for the children of Sandwell and want our social workers to be committed in supporting us to becoming a “Good” rated Fostering Agency.

About you

You will understand the needs of looked after children and have a passion for family placements for children in care. You will be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of safeguarding, fostering services and related agendas, practice and policies, as well as thorough knowledge of all associated legislation.

The ability to remain organised, formulate and maintain accurate plans, reports and records and the ability to meet deadlines is essential. Occasional working of anti-social hours, including weekends, will be required. Most importantly you will be child focused and have be able to demonstrate this throughout your career.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and in your cover note explain which role you are interested in, whether that’s fostering assessments or as a supervising social worker.

If you have any questions about the roles at all please contact Tracey Roberts, Resourcing Specialist - tracey_roberts@sandwellchildrenstrust.org

An Enhanced DBS is required for this position and registration with the HCPC.

Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the advertised closing date if a large number of applications have been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

Due to the volume of applications received by the Trust we are unable to give individual feedback on each application received.

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