We are to seeking to appoint a qualified social worker to join our successful team and contribute to the development and delivery of our family placement services. The key tasks are to recruit, train, assess, supervise and support foster carers in order to ensure placement stability and that the needs of our children in care are met. Some of the hours made up in the post will be dedicated to the worker looking at developing our recruitment, retention publicity strategies in relation to fostering. This will involve you putting on publicity events in relation to fostering and private fostering and undertaking initial visits to prospective fostering families. This will put you at the heart of Children and Family Services and will involve working with professionals from a number of different backgrounds.
The successful candidate will also be required to undertake family placement duty tasks on a rota basis.
You will be part of a great team of workers who share a common vision that the West Berkshire Family Placement Team will be regarded as having one of the best family placement teams in the country, offering a range of high quality and innovative services that provide safe and stable placements for children and young people
West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days.
For an informal discussion about the above posts please contact
Keith Langley or Ananda Bodenstein
Tel 01635 503155