Fostering Social Worker x 2
Hours: 2 x 37 Hours full time Position (5 days)
Salary: HC08 £30,095 - £34,373 plus Market Forces Supplement of £5,000 (pro rata)
Passionate about giving children and young people a great start in life?
Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life. It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work in Children’s Wellbeing.
How do we do this? By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this. We have invested heavily in training and developing staff in our single practice approach which is Signs of Safety and it's is an exciting time to join Herefordshire – we believe in investing in you so you can be the best you can be!
Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives. This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole.
The Fostering Assessment team is expanding and this is an exciting opportunity to join a stable and experienced fostering service in Herefordshire. The fostering assessment social worker role is supported by dedicated duty workers, a training officer and 2 family support workers. We work closely with Herefordshire Intensive Placement Support Team to offer carers consultation with a Childrens psychologist and lead therapeutic workers.
We are committed to ensuring our team provides high quality placements with foster carers and kinship carers. Your role will be to assess foster carers and connected persons (kinship carers). We aim to raise awareness of therapeutic models and PACE with foster carers.
To date Herefordshire Fostering service has been able to develop a range of specialist schemes and will continue to support your own professional development. There is potential to develop special areas of interest and training modules.
Fully qualified (DipSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent), you'll be experienced in assessment skills, mediation and supervision roles to help train and support Herefordshire foster carers.
To find out more about working in children’s services, please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/childrensocialwork or contact
We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.
The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
• Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.
Benefits with Herefordshire Council
Holidays: 25 days per year
Pension: LGS pension scheme
Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.
We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.
To apply, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement, referring to the job description and person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.
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