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Senior Social Worker, Family & Friends - Adoption & Fostering Services

  • Reference: DP/17/34920
  • Published on: Fri 19/05/2017 16:12 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/06/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36.5 hours hours per week.
  • Salary: £33,437 - £41,025 (Plus a relocation package of up to £8,000. Terms & conditions will apply)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham
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YOU MUST BE A QUALIFIED SOCIAL WORKER WHO HAS COMPLETED THE ASYE PROGRAMME TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE, WITH A PRACTICE BACKGROUND IN SAFEGUARDING.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join a fast paced, new and developing Citywide service; and use your strong safeguarding and court skills, alongside your expertise in permanence.

You will deliver child focused Special Guardianship, Connected Persons and Private Fostering Assessments and support services, to Birmingham's children.

Role

You will prepare relatives and friends who are willing to provide permanence to children. You will also be responsible for assessing adults who apply to become a Connected Person, Foster Carers or Special Guardian; by gathering information about a person’s suitability, providing court evidence and advising colleagues.

About you

A qualified, HCPC registered social worker, you’ll bring to the role experience of working with vulnerable children and their families. Committed to working flexibly with others, you have collaborated effectively with other teams, statutory and voluntary agencies. You have a demonstrable understanding of key legislation, which equips you to analyse and intervene effectively in situations that are increasingly complex and challenging. Crucially, you have the ability to communicate clearly to all kinds of audiences, both in person and in writing and be competent in handling large numbers of calls each day.

To find out more about Fostering & Adoption Services in Birmingham click HERE

If you have 3 years or more post qualifying experience & are joining us from another authority; you will receive a recruitment incentive payment of £3,000 (subject to tax and national insurance deductions).

If you stay with one of our frontline teams for two years and remain with us; on your third year, you will receive a retention payment of £2,400, paid quarterly in your pay package.

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