Children's Social Work Manager
Childrens Social Work Manager (Fostering)
Hours: 22.2 Hours
Salary: HC11 (Part Time Salary Calculation:- £43,857 x 22.2 / 37) - £26,314 Pro Rata (Part Time Salary Calculation:- £48,117 x 22.2 / 37) - £28,870 Pro Rata + £5,000 Market Forces Supplement Pro Rata
Passionate about giving children and young people a great start in life?
We are looking for a Children’s Social Work Manager to join the support and supervision team within our fostering service to work on a job-share basis. We are looking for a committed and knowledgeable practitioner who can support the team and our foster carers to meet the needs of children and young people in care. We want all of our looked after children to be cared for as part of a family in their local community for as long as they need to be in care. We want every child and young person to be safe, healthy, achieving in education, enjoying time with family and friends and gaining all the skills they need to be able to live independently when they reach adulthood. Our fostering service is key to achieving these aims.
Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life. It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work in Children’s Wellbeing.
How do we do this? By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this. We have invested heavily in training and developing staff in our single practice approach which is Signs of Safety and it's is an exciting time to join Herefordshire – we believe in investing in you so you can be the best you can be!
Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives. This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole.
This role is offered with a £5,000 market forces supplement.
To find out more about working in children’s services, please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/workwithchildren or contact Gill Cox on telephone 01432 383738 or email BusinessSupportSFS@herefordshire.gov.uk to discuss this post.
We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.
The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
- Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
- Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
- Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.
Benefits with Herefordshire Council
Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
Pension: LGS pension scheme
Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts. We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must apply online for this vacancy, We do not accept emailed CV’S. Your application should include a CV and an accompanying statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 showing how your experience meets the person specification.
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