Senior Social Worker - Fostering Recruitment
Medway Council
Broadside, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LL , GB
16d ago

Vacancy Description

We are recruiting for a Fostering Senior Social Worker Recruitment to assess, plan, and use evidence based analytical practice to assess prospective foster carers

You will be required to contribute to the recruitment of foster carers, including initial visits, information sessions and taking the lead on delivery of our Skills to Foster courses

To work to a structured time management practice; submitting reports, assessments and plans within regulated timescales.

Applicants will maintain accurate written and computerised records, in accordance with agreed procedures and in order to meet legislative responsibilities.

You will be required to enable and support the delivery of these services in an efficient and effective manner, and to work in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.

You will assist the Team Manager in service development, Safeguarding procedures, and professional supervision and in certain aspects of management.

You will take responsibility for a caseload of complex cases. As well as setting the standard for colleagues to follow, you will supervise the work of other members of the team and actively coach, mentor and develop them.

Applicants will provide regular reflective and case management supervision to social workers in the team.

You will be expected to quality assure documents to ensure they are ready for Fostering Panel or other forums.

You will be expected to work to stringent deadlines, and to support those you supervise to also meet these.

The post holder must be conversant in all areas of the Skills and Competency (Capabilities) framework for all social work staff, including their own post, in order to develop a competent and professional work force.

To adhere to and uphold the codes of conduct set out by Medway Council and HCPC.

Our Organisation-

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more -

everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

Essential qualifications

A recognised professional Social Work Qualification eg DipSW, CQSW or equivalent

In return we offer you :

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme
  • If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Shellieann Auguste 01634 335645.

    Important Information-

    Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

    Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

    Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

    For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

    Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

    All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

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