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Fostering Social Worker

Employer: Medway Council

  • Reference: C821VR
  • Published on: Mon 19/06/2017 13:25 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/07/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Range SW2 (£29,155 - £36,971) per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Broadside, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LL

We are currently recruiting for a Social Worker to join our Fostering Team to contribute to the delivery of a highly effective Children’s Social Care Service, taking responsibility for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision. (This will be dependent upon the complexities of the cases and the post qualification experience of the social worker).

You will be required to work with foster carers, children and families to support vulnerable service users ensuring the needs of the child remain paramount.

Applicant will assess, plan, use evidence based analytical practice to implement and evaluate safeguarding measures to ensure all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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

The successful applicant will maintain accurate written and computerised records, in accordance with agreed procedures and in order to meet legislative responsibilities, to co-ordinate, and take a lead role in multi-professional/ agency groups and other professional meetings.

You will be required o adhere to and uphold the codes of conduct set out by Medway Council and HCPC and to be competent in all areas of the Skills and Competency framework for Social Workers.

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

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Important Information

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager Leila Stroud call 01634 334468.

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.

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

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

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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, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.



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