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Social Worker - Fostering

  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC112RJ
  • Published: Thu 05/11/2020, 0:05 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 26/11/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £36,109 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

This is an exciting time to join our Children’s Social Care Service and be part of our improvement journey.  We have realigned our services and increased staffing capacity to ensure our staff feel supported to achieve the best outcomes for our children, young people and families.

We have also invested in our learning and development offer, launched a new career progression framework and are in the process of embedding Signs of Safety as our relationship based practice model.

As a social worker in our Fostering Team you will work with children and families in a variety of diverse and complex contexts. You will 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. 

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

 In addition to the annual salary, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including - 

  • Retention Payment of £2,000 per annum (paid in April each year, following 2 years' service)
  • Career progression scheme to support your pathway of professional development
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – minimum 27 days increasing to 30 after five years service
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car after 6 months
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000
  • Agile working arrangements
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Access to a Surface Pro and mobile phone, to support flexible working
  • Access to Care First, our confidential information, advice and counselling service
  • Bicycle and Rail Season Ticket Loan scheme

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

Our organisation: 
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

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

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 ccrecruitment@medway.gov.uk. 

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.

For more information on our Children & Adults Social Care jobs please visit: www.medwaysocialcarejobs.co.uk.

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

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.   

 

 

Downloads

  • Medway Information pack
  • Job Profile and Person Specification

How to Apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS 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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  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC112RJ
  • Published: Thu 05/11/2020, 0:05 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 26/11/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £36,109 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

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