Social Worker (Full Time). Kinship Care Team (previously known as Family and Friends Team)
We are currently looking to recruit a permanent full time (37 hours a week) Social Worker to the Kinship Care Team. We are currently undergoing a team name change, moving from The Family and Friends Team to the Kinship Care Team on the 1-4-2021. Our roles and duties remain the same.
Interviews are being held on the: 28 April 2021
About The Role:
You will be undertaking Kinship Care Assessments/ /Full Family and Friends for the Court for potential Special Guardianship Orders for children subject to Care Proceedings and the Public Law Outline.
The work includes assessments for the courts, supervision of Regulation 24 / fully approved Kinship Care fostering placements, and support for SGO/CAO/ fostering placement's Post Order
You will be undertake a range of statutory duties within the Fostering Placements and Permanence Service in accordance with the Children Act 1989. Working Together to Safeguard Children, Every Child Matters guidance, National Care Standards Act 2000, Adoption and Children Act 2002 and associated regulation and guidance, as well as National Minimum Standards 2011. You will also provide support and supervision for placements post order for SGO carers.
About the role
Workers are accountable to the Kinship Care Pod Manger through the framework of supervision for work with prospective and approved Kinship Care Foster Carers and / or permanent Special Guardian's.
The successful Candidate will:
- Hold a Professional Social Work Qualification and be registered as a social worker with Social Work England.
- Have experience of writing complex Court reports relating to Care Proceedings for children and young people.
- Be able to demonstrate working in a trauma informed, relationship based and anti racist way.
- Be responsible for managing their own caseload autonomously with the support of their pod manager
- Have good knowledge, skills and experience of statutory roles and responsibilities within Children's Services and care proceedings.
Our Pod Model is based on providing emotional containment for social workers, and we have fortnightly group supervision, 1:1 supervision and Reflective Practice Groups for practitioners and managers at every level.
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the application process which you will find when you apply. Please read the document below 'Branching Questions Guidance'. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.