To manage the recruitment and assessment of Supported Lodgings carers in accordance with agreed standards and guidelines in order to ensure that young people are provided with safe and nurturing placements to support them in making the transition to adulthood and independent living.
To contribute to the delivery of highly effective Children's Services in an efficient manner; taking responsibility for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision, dependent upon the complexities of these cases and the social worker’s experience.
The post holder will adhere to and uphold the codes of conduct set out by Medway Council, SWE and The College of Social Work.
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.
To work to a structured time management practice; submitting reports, assessments and plans within regulated timescales.
To co-ordinate, and take a lead role in, multi-professional/agency core groups and other professional meetings.
To be competent in all areas of the Competency framework for Social Workers.
In addition to the annual salary, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Sally Harper on 01634 337231.
Please click on the 'Apply Online' button or alternatively email your cv with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting CSC413RJ.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.