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Senior Social Worker and Social Worker Posts- Kinship Care Team

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/54761/18846
  • Published: Tue 14/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Various
  • Salary: Social workers up to £40,213* (inclusive of 12.5% market supplement) Senior Social Workers up to £44,865* (inclusive of 12.5% market supplement)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN2 4SE

Job introduction

We are currently recruiting to a number of Senior Social Worker and Social Worker Posts within the Kinship Care Team.

Interview dates: 9th and 10th of February 2022

For an informal discussion please contact the Kinship Team Managers

Karnjit Kandola Pod Manager on karnjit.kandola@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 

Lucy George Pod Manager on lucy.george@brighton-hove.gov.uk

About the role

As either a Senior Social Worker or a Social Worker you will be undertaking Kinship Care Assessments for the Courts for potential Special Guardianship Orders for children subject to Care Proceedings and the Public Law Outline.

The work includes assessments for the courts, supervision of Regulation 24 / Fully Approved Kinship Care Fostering Placements and support for the SGO/CAO/fostering placements Post Order.

You will undertake a range of statutory duties within the Fostering Placements and Permanence Service in accordance with the Children Act 1989.  Working Together to Safeguard Children, Every Child Matters guidance, National Care Standards Act 2000, National Minimum Standards 2011, Adoption and Children Act 2002 and associated regulation and guidance.  You will also provide support and supervision for placements Post Order for SGO Carers.

Workers are accountable to the Kinship Care Pod Manager through the framework of supervision for work with prospective and approved Kinship Foster Carers and / or permanent Special Guardians. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a professional Social Work Qualification and be registered with Social Work England.
  • Have experience of writing complex Court Reports relating to Care Proceedings for children and young people.
  • Be able to demonstrate working in a trauma informed, relationship based and anti racist way.
  • Be responsible for managing their own caseload autonomously with the support of their Pod Manager
  • Have good knowledge, skills and experience of statutory roles and responsibilities within Children's Services and Care Proceedings.

Our Pod model is based on providing emotional containment for social workers, and we have fortnightly group supervision, 1:1 supervision and Reflective Practice Groups for practitioners and managers at every level.

We offer a salary within the range £37,024 to £40,213 for social workers and £41,537 to £44,865 for senior social workers, both these ranges include a 12.5% market supplement (Social Worker base salary - £32,910 to £35,745 / Senior Social Worker base salary - £36,922 to £39,880).

To find out more visit 'Social work in Brighton & Hove': https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/children-and-education/social-work-brighton-hove

  • Visit the Working for us website section to find out about staff pay and benefits, such as flexible working hours and generous annual leave
  • Go to the Work and life in Brighton & Hove web page to find out what our vibrant seaside city has to offer

Please note: As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process. Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

For details of how we can support you during the application process, please read this:  Supporting your application (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Additional information

Regulations now require all staff who undertake work within CQC registered care homes to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19, unless they satisfy one of the medical/legal exemptions.  Being fully vaccinated or being medically/legally exempt will be a condition of your employment and you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or medical/legal exemption as part of the recruitment process for this role

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.  We have recognised that we need to do further work to support families and communities from a Black, Asian and ethnic minority background in the city and to support our BAME staff.  As a council we have made a commitment to being an anti-racist organisation and we have set up an Anti-Racist Project to make sure we achieve this within children's social work services.

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  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/54761/18846
  • Published: Tue 14/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Various
  • Salary: Social workers up to £40,213* (inclusive of 12.5% market supplement) Senior Social Workers up to £44,865* (inclusive of 12.5% market supplement)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN2 4SE

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