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Senior Practitioner - Fostering Service
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC460RJ
  • Published: Fri 05/11/2021, 10:05 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £44,461 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

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Senior Practitioner - Fostering Service

Following a review of our Fostering Service an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Practitioner to join the Connected Carers Team, on a part time basis.

You will have a manageable caseload that provides you with the opportunity to work with connected carers and children placed in a connected carers arrangement.  You will also be required to engage with a range of partners in delivering services to children and young people.

Demonstrable post qualifying experience and registration with Social Work England is essential.  You will also have previous experience of supporting staff on aspects of casework and where appropriate supervising a family support worker, or acting as a Practice Assessor for students on placement.

In return for your commitment, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including a retention payment (paid after 2 years’ continuous service with Medway).

For an informal discussion please contact Hilary Sparling, Group Manager on 01634 335675 or email

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Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via Microsoft Teams.

This post is subject to an enhanced Children’s DBS check.

Candidates must have a valid driving licence for use in the UK and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

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Please note that all recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Children's Services Recruitment Team on 01634 332211 or email 

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