Social Worker - Fostering Service (3 Posts) - Ref CH23619

Essington Lodge & Fallings Heath
Salary G9 £32,552- £37,475 per annum plus relocation package of up to 25% of starting salary (conditions apply).
12 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
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Social Worker - Fostering Service (3 x Posts) - Ref CH23619
Salary G9 £32,552-37475 per annum
plus relocation package of up to 25% of starting salary (conditions apply).  

Walsall Children: Safe, Happy, Learning Well... 

It’s a very exciting time to join Walsall Council. We have recently launched our Social Work Academy which embodies our commitment to become a Reflective Learning Organisation. Whatever your level of knowledge, skills and abilities we will support your personal and professional development to ensure that you can perform to your maximum potential.  

Walsall Fostering Service recruits, trains, assesses and supports foster carers.  We have a record of accomplishment of high quality service provision and are committed to achieving positive outcomes for all Walsall children in care. 

There are exciting opportunities for experienced Social Workers to join a busy and vibrant Fostering Service.

Walsall are accredited Mockingbird fostering providers, an innovative way of delivering foster care using an extended family model which provides sleepovers, peer support, regular joint planning, training and social activities.  Being a supervising social worker in this team you will support, develop and supervise two hub carers and 8 satellite carers across Walsall following the Mockingbird family Model. You will be offering supervision and training to foster families within the constellation working closely with the Mockingbird manager and hub carers to sustain and develop the Mockingbird Family model in Walsall.  There will be the opportunity for training and attendance at Regional Forums with Fostering Network who monitor and evaluate the model. You will have the opportunity to work creatively and closely with a small group of foster carers and children.

We are also looking to recruit an experienced social worker as a Family & Friends assessor and supervising social worker.  You will be undertaking connected persons assessments (family & friends fostering and SGO assessments) and will support us in our work with the judiciary in ensuring assessments of family & friend’s carers are completed in a timely way, are evidence based and are appropriately focused on improving outcomes for our children and young people.  You will also supervise Family & Friends foster carers and support them.

For more information on the posts please contact Mike Gregory on 01922 650871

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Interviews taking place: 28th & 29th October 2019 

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.  

Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas.

Supporting documents
CH23619 JDES Social Workers (Fostering).pdf

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