Childrens Social Worker – Fostering [Tameside MBC] #0008C6CF1

Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

The following is essential criteria:

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

Tameside Children’s Services are looking for a committed and motivated social worker to join our fostering service. Specifically, there are positions within our supervision and support area of the service for both mainstream and connected carers. As a fostering social worker you will be involved in securing plans of permanency for Tameside children and contribute to the wider offer for our cared for children.  To achieve this you will be involved in multi-agency working and work closely with the cared for children’s team.

As a supervisor to foster carers you will have experience and extensive knowledge in the Fostering Minimum standards and The Fostering Regulation Services (England) 2011. You will be a part of an exciting team and will play a wider part of offering support, supervision and training to the whole of the foster carers, alongside your own caseload.

This rewarding role will be helping to make sure our children and young people experience foster carers who are best placed to meet their care needs and with carers who share Tameside’s commitment to securing warm, safe and nurturing foster placements.

We are looking for social workers with the right values, and enthusiasm for relationship strengths-based social work with children and families.

About You

You will be qualified social worker with previous work experience and sound interpersonal skills to engage carers and build robust relationships with carers and your team. You will be part of the duty system which operates in the service which help to find emergency placements for children and will be a part of problem solving across the services.  You will be highly motivated, committed and passionate about making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families. Amongst other things, you will be professionally curious with a determination to raise standards and achieve improved outcomes for children and their families. We are looking for candidates with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to develop positive relationships with children, young people, agencies and other relevant professionals.

It is an expectation that 3 days are on-site or with foster carers.

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with adults.
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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