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Social Worker - Fostering and Supported Lodgings Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
12/06/2020
Advert End Date:
05/07/2020 23:59
Salary:
£27,905 - £37,849 Annually
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
198118
Employment Location:
Darlington
Post Number:
011088
Closing date:
5 Jul
Further Information

The Fostering and Supported Lodgings Team in Darlington has a vacancy for a qualified social worker preferably with at least 2 year’s post qualifying experience in children and families. Experience of working within a fostering team is preferable.

Ideally we require a social worker with experience in completing Form C Connected Carer assessments, Form F assessments and Special Guardianship work. This includes contributing to Special Guardianship support plans, and planning for permanence where appropriate.

The successful candidate would hold a caseload of foster carers and connected carers offering monthly supervision and completing annual foster carer reviews. The role also involves taking part in a duty rota – dealing with placement requests and undertaking pre-placement meetings.

We require a social worker who is able to meet statutory timescales both for the completion of assessments, and the ability to ensure compliance with The Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards.

What’s in it for you!
You will benefit from working in a compact Borough where managing a caseload is not hindered by travel, giving you more time with children and families. You will have access to regular training, reflective supervision and support from senior managers.

We have a strong commitment to professional development throughout all our children’s service areas, with a training programme that is workforce-led, with strong links to supervision, appraisal and audit. Our refreshed progression model further compliments personal and professional growth, with a structure that optimises succession planning into management roles. We support and encourage involvement throughout all areas, with regular opportunities readily available through a range of forums, which also focus on building resilience and well-being.

We are progressive and forward thinking and it is an ideal time to join us and be an integral part of our exciting journey within a modern and dynamic service that supports our children to thrive.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Bronwen Smith, Service Manager - Children’s Placement Services, on 01325 406796 / 07387241865 or Jane Shade, Team Manager - Fostering and Supported Lodgings, on 01325 406107/ 07908452954.

An online application form and further information are available from www.darlington.gov.uk/job-vacancies. Alternatively, you can contact Xentrall Recruitment Services, Tel: (01642) 526992 or email: recruitment@xentrall.org.uk