Social Worker Fostering

Posted 23 May 2023
Salary £34721 - £42689 per annum + Amazing Benefits
Job type Permanent
DisciplineSocial Work Fostering
Contact NameDavid Walsh

Job description

A southwest Local Authority are looking for Qualified Social Workers to join their Fostering service. It has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted and are continually improving the service they provide.

They have implemented the Family Safeguarding Model in 2022, a new multi-disciplinary approach that supports a whole system change to child protection for children up to adolescence, focusing on supporting the needs of children and adults so that children can safely remain within their families. The service provides support via a new Family Safeguarding model that is a strength-based approach involving the use of motivational interviewing. In addition, they have an established and growing ASYE programme, linked to their Social Care & Leadership Academy, offering mentoring support, fostering a culture of learning and challenge, manageable caseloads and good quality supervision, as they commit and invest in growing their own talent, as well as their experienced social workers.

Benefits for you as a Qualified Social Worker:

  • £3000 "golden hello" payment after one year's service
  • Retention payments of £2000 after completing two years' service and a further £2000 after three years' service
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000 (eligibility criteria applies)
  • Competitive salaries
  • Hybrid working
  • Generous annual leave entitlement

Your responsibilities as a Qualified Social Worker:

  • Providing professional supervision and developmental support, including advice and guidance to fostering families and working with other professionals where appropriate.
  • Supporting fostering families to look after children and young people who have experienced trauma, ensuring they have the skills and knowledge to enable them to undertake this complex task within a family home environment, undertaking fostering reviews, providing high quality, analytical reports and presenting to Panel where appropriate, ensuring that children are receiving the best service possible.
  • Being accountable for ensuring statutory compliance and meet regulatory body requirements regarding registration.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and self-development, for yourself as a reflective practitioner, and in support of our carer training.

Requirements of you as a Qualified Social Worker:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
  • A Social Work England registration
  • Must hold a full UK Driving Licence

Location: Swindon

Salary: up to £42,698 d.o.e + Amazing Retention payments

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