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Fostering Social Worker Connected Carers

Employer: Medway Council

  • Reference: C820VR
  • Published on: Mon 19/06/2017 13:16 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: No
  • Location: Broadside, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LL

We are currently recruiting for a fostering social worker to contribute to the delivery of a highly effective Fostering and Connected Carers Service in an efficient manner; taking responsibility for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision, and assessments of foster carers and connect carers. Providing reports to panel and/ or courts in timely manner. Social Workers case will be dependent upon the complexities of cases and the social worker’s experience.

The post holder will adhere to and uphold the codes of conduct set out by Medway Council, the HCPC and The College of Social Work.

You will be required to work with children and families to support vulnerable service users ensuring the needs of the child remain paramount. To assess, plan and use evidence based analytical practice to implement and evaluate safeguarding measures to ensure all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The successful applicant will assist with the carer recruitment campaigns, the assessment of new applicants and participate in the fostering duty rota. To work to a structured time management practice; submitting reports, assessments and plans within regulated timescales.

You will be required to coordinate, and take a lead role in multi-professional/agency core groups and other professional meetings 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 Paul Anderson call 01634 335718

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 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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