Social Worker (Experienced Child and Family Social Work Practitioner)
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Grade I/J. £31,371 – £36,876 (Pro-Rata). Plus, a temporary 5% Recruitment and Retention Allowance. Full and Part time. Temporary to cover maternity leave.
Social Care - Children Service
A temporary full and part-time vacancy has arisen within the Fostering Service for a supervising social worker in line with statutory regulations and National Minimum Standards and ensure the requirements of the Care Standards Act 2000 and Children Act 2002 are met. You will work across agencies to achieve best outcomes for children and lead an experienced, supportive team where there are great training opportunities to support your professional development.
You must have knowledge of the National Minimum Standards and Regulations for Fostering, understanding of child protection and safeguarding procedures and practices along with an understanding of equality and diversity. Knowledge of Every Child Matters agenda and relevant legislation relating to Looked After Children, including the Children Act 2002 is also essential. You must also have knowledge of effective communication and presentation skills.
It is essential that you have a recognised Social Work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, CSS) or equivalent and be registered with Social Work England.
You must have a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience working within Children's Services and be able to demonstrate a knowledge of legislation and guidance in children and families work. You must also have experience of undertaking assessments with children and families as well as having experience of writing reports and delivering presentations.
If successful, you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.
Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk