Experienced Child and Family Social Work Practitioner

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/02/2019 23:59
Grade J. £33,136 - £36,153. Plus a temporary 5% Recruitment and Retention Allowance
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Civic Centre
Closing date:
28 Feb
Further Information

A vacancy has arisen within the Looked After Children Service for a supervising social worker the Fostering Service 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 HCPC.

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

Please note
This job is closed for applications.