Social Worker (Fostering Service)- Ref CH27120

Walsall, West Midlands
Salary G9 £33,782 to £ 38,890 per annum
09 Apr 2021
27 Apr 2021
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Social Worker (Fostering Service)- Ref CH27120
Salary G9 £33,782 to £ 38,890 per annum

37 hours per week

There are 2 x posts available; one is permanent and the other post is fixed term until the end of March 2023.

These are exciting times for Walsall Children’s Services. We are committed to achieving the best outcomes for children and families, and doing this through creating the conditions where great social work practice can flourish. We want you to join us on this journey, and are looking for people who have the skills and experience to successfully manage frontline services in a fast-paced yet rewarding environment.

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

We are currently expanding our Mockingbird constellations and are looking to employ a Supervising Social Worker in the Mockingbird Support and Development team. 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. 

You will support, develop and supervise a mixed caseload of mainstream, Connected and carers in Mockingbird constellations. You will at times 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.  You will have the opportunity to work creatively and closely with a small group of foster carers and children.

You will need to be social work qualified, registered with Social Work England, familiar with the TSD standards and have a comprehensive knowledge of fostering regulations and legislation. 

We are looking for someone with experience, enthusiasm, and a commitment to developing both individual and groups of carers. You must have good communication skills and be able to promote the Mockingbird model, at both a strategic and practical level.

For more information, contact Mary Banks 01922 650855 or 0300 555 2837 or Mike Gregory 07932371864

We are proud to be aiming high and looking to do things differently, and to focus on doing the main, fundamental things we need to get right to achieve the right outcomes for children and families, and to make Walsall a great place to do social work. We hope that you will join us on this journey.

View Job Description and Employee Specification

Closing date: Tuesday 27th April 2021
Interviews to take place: Tuesday 11th May 2021.

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Please note that the ‘Apply’ link will open a new website (Taleo Careers), for which you will need to create an account to enable you to apply.

Safeguarding: Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people 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.

Social work England: The post holder must have a social work qualification or equivalent and must be registered with Social Work England.

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

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