Social Worker
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8853
  • Published: Mon 17/02/2020, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 02/03/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Level 1 - £27,347 - £29,897 - Plus MRS £5,100 per annum / Level 2 - £30,744 - £32,220 - Plus MRS £5,150
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Social Worker

Team: Children’s Services - Fostering

Family: Supporting CBG9 / CBG10

Salary: Social Worker Level 1: £27,347 - £29,897 per annum pro rata + MRS £5,100 per annum pro rata

            Social Worker Level 2: £30,744 - £32,220 per annum pro rata + MRS £5,150 per annum pro rata

Contract: 2 x Fixed Term Contract/ Secondment - up to 12 Months

Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford
Closing Date: 2nd March 2020
Interview Date: W/C 9th March 2020


More about the role: 
In Children’s Services, we’re determined to safeguard and protect vulnerable children. Our Fostering team work with foster carers to bring children up safely and help them achieve their potential. It’s all about creating better outcomes and a bright new generation for our community. Help children to thrive by supporting foster carers, and you could find your greatness.


Being a Fostering Social Worker is an important and rewarding role. You’ll be part of a dedicated team with an excellent record of recruiting and supporting foster carers. You’ll make sure that each Foster Carer understands their role and responsibilities, meeting them monthly and making sure they feel valued. By monitoring each carer closely, you’ll make sure they’re coping and meeting children’s needs – particularly those who exhibit challenging behaviour.


It's essential that you are a qualified Social Worker who is HCPC registered. You will know about statutory social work practice and completing complex assessments and ideally have experience of working in a supervisory role in a Fostering Agency before.


Experience of using a wide range of social work techniques with children and families will also be of benefit. Your technical talents should come with a calm, organised approach. You will be supporting others in a crisis and using your initiative to solve issues. You will also have the communication skills to present high quality reports to panels and work with other agencies. You will also need sound IT skills too and be a capable professional.


Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package plus the chance to learn, train and progress. You can also expect a manageable and varied caseload. Find your greatness by helping children excel with the help of Foster Carers.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Emma Thurlow-Pick at or call 0300 300 6723

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at



Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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