Social Worker

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Wellman Building, Dudley Road, Oldbury, B69 3DL
£29,636 - £33,799 per annum
13 Sep 2019
27 Sep 2019
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About the Trust

At Sandwell Children’s Trust, we put the child at the heart of everything we do.

Praised by Ofsted for our ‘ambitious improvement plan’ and our ‘renewed energy and determination to improve services for children and families’, at Sandwell Children’s Trust we are well on the way to becoming the region’s employer of choice.

There are 12 great reasons to work with us in Sandwell Children’s Trust

In the Trust we are transforming the way we do things and we want to strengthen our teams to enable us to provide intervention and preventative solutions for the families we work with. We have the freedom to make quick decisions that matter the most, resulting in the best possible outcomes.

We believe in providing the best possible work environment and opportunities for our staff, where together with an inspirational leadership team we strive to serve our purpose of improving the lives of children and young people.

A six month fixed term contract has arisen within the Fostering Team for a qualified Social Worker.

We are looking for a passionate, engaging, qualified social worker to join our foster carers recruitment team. If you want to get involved in finding the right people to foster for Sandwell, assessing the suitability of applicants and ensuring that our children get the foster carers they deserve, we want you to join us. Candidates must have completed their ASYE.

We believe that the growth and development of our staff is essential if we are to deliver outstanding outcomes for the most vulnerable children. You will receive good quality support, continuous professional development, attractive employee benefits and an opportunity for a career pathway within The Trust, we want you to make a real difference in children’s lives.

What can we offer you? 

    A six-month fixed term contact with a dynamic team in a busy fast-moving 
         environment. We offer flexible working opportunities, we believe that a good work-life balance is 
          key to productivity and ensuring our staff are happy, so we ensure there is the 
          opportunity for working patterns to suit you. The opportunity to work with an experienced, innovative team which is at the forefront 
          of developing foster carer recruitment as part of the West Midlands Foster Carer
          Recruitment Forum and committed to excellence.

 Social Worker Responsibilities

    Undertake initial visits Carrying out Stage 1Aassessments Carrying our Form F Aassessments Under management supervision, identify appropriate progression routes Support recruitment events & foster carer retention activities.

The ideal Social Worker

    Whilst using best practice always ensuring all legislative requirements are met. We are a child focused organisation and expect all staff to keep the needs of children
          front and centre to their work at all times. Produce written reports and be responsible for updating records online using the 
          Trust’s Liquid Logic electronic filing system.

For an informal discussion please contact Brian Mckinstrie on 0121 569 8558.

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.

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.

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