Rutland County Council are seeking 2 Supervising Social Workers to join their team. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and constantly strive to improve and develop our excellent services. This is a varied role that would suit an individual who has sound knowledge in child care legislation, fostering and adoption, who consistently displays a commitment to providing high quality fostering services and who has great communication skills and demonstrates a “can do” attitude.
If you’re looking for an opportunity where your skills and experience can make a significant difference to both your team members and children and families, and where there is an encouraged work life balance, then Rutland is the place for you.
- Experience of managing a full and varied workload with the ability to set and work to clear objectives and priorities
- A passion for children’s social care, particularly in Fostering & Adoption
- Sound knowledge of fostering legislation and national minimum standards
- Practical experience of working with foster carers
- A problem solving attitude with the ability to bring a range of interventions together to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people
- A registered Social Worker
About the role…
- Completing Form F, Connected Carers and Special Guardianship assessments for new carers
- Undertaking Private Fostering and Step Parent Adoption Assessments
- Providing support, advice and guidance to local authority Foster Carers, Connected Carers and Special Guardianship in every aspect of Fostering to enable acquisition of appropriate expertise
- Providing training and support groups for Carers
- Identifying placements for children appropriate to their needs
The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS are paid by us.
Our offer to you:
We offer work that makes a difference to people’s lives, a safe working environment; structured salary reviews; generous annual leave entitlement plus 8 days paid bank holidays; local government pension scheme; occupational health service and flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments.
Rutland County Council encourages a healthy work life balance, and we welcome discussions regarding flexible working.
Find out more:
If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758428 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.
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