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Social Worker Fostering Recruitment

  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: C1120VR
  • Published: Wed 12/09/2018, 14:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 29/09/2018, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Range SW2 - £32,000 - £38,296 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Broadside, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LL

We are currently recruitment for a Fostering Social Worker – Recruitment to assess, plan, and use evidence based analytical practice to assess prospective foster carers

You will be required to contribute to the recruitment of foster carers, including initial visits, information sessions and Skills to Foster courses

Applicants will work to a structured time management practice; submitting reports, assessments and plans within regulated timescales.

To 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. (This will be dependent upon the complexities of the cases and the post qualification experience of the social worker).

To maintain accurate written and computerised records, in accordance with agreed procedures and in order to meet legislative responsibilities.

To adhere to and uphold the codes of conduct set out by Medway Council and the HCPC.

To be competent in all areas of the Skills and Competency framework for Social

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.

Essential qualifications

A recognised professional Social Work Qualification – eg DipSW, CQSW or equivalent

HCPC registration  

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Shellieann Auguste 01634 335645.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that 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.

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.

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

Downloads

  • Medway Information pack
  • Job Profile

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.

  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: C1120VR
  • Published: Wed 12/09/2018, 14:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 29/09/2018, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Range SW2 - £32,000 - £38,296 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Broadside, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LL

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