Social Worker - Family & Friends Team

Stafford, Staffordshire
£30,756.00 - £35,229.00 per annum
12 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
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Social Worker - Family & Friends Team

Salary:  Grade 9 - £30,756.00 -  £35,229.00 per annum (pro rata)

37 Hours per week – Permanent

Staffordshire Families First is recruiting two Full time Social Workers to the Family and Friends Team, which is based in Stafford.

To apply for the post you must be a fully qualified social worker.

Candidates should have experience of working with foster carers and children subject to care proceedings and should have an up to date working knowledge of the Fostering Regulations / Fostering National Minimum Standards / Public Law Outline and a working knowledge of Care Proceedings and Court Processes. You will also need to be up to date with the regulations for permanency planning.

The Family and Friends Team remit is; undertaking Viability Assessments, Fostering Assessments, Special Guardianship Assessments and Private Fostering Assessments. Fostering assessments are completed and submitted to Foster Panel whereby children are placed with a connected person under Regulation 24 (CPPR 2010), or prior to the placement being made.  We also supervise and support fully approved foster carers, including private foster carers and we support carers who have been granted Special Guardianship Orders.

The timescales for assessment work are extremely short, so the ability to be self motivating and highly organised is vital.

Therefore, if you have the skills, knowledge and experience to work on a very busy social work team and are committed to supporting foster carers to meet the holistic needs of the children in their care, to enable them to achieve their full potential, then this is an opportunity for you. 

The team provides a County wide service, working closely with our colleagues in the Safeguarding Units, the Court and Care Planning Teams and have close working partnerships with SUSTAIN and CoramBAAF.

For more information contact; Paul Chapman, Team Manager on 01785 895366 or Tracy Hussain County Manager 01785 895360.

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Closing Date: Monday 2nd September 2019

Interview Date:  TBC

For more information about the role please contact: Paul Chapman 01785 895366

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 record 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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