Carry out full assessments of applicant’s and their family’s suitability to foster.
You will have opportunity to further develop through occasional involvement in recruitment events, delivering preparation training, supervise foster carers, work closely with colleagues to help consider matching placement requests for in house foster placements, supported lodgings, and support ongoing placements to ensure quality and placement stability
Collaboratively with colleagues and services, you will work towards improving the quality and stability of placements, ensuring carers are well supported and have the skills and tools they need, to improve outcomes for children in their care, whilst developing and expanding this provision
Opportunity to join our ‘paid’ rota of providing foster carers with ‘out of hours’ telephone support, to earn extra money.
What we offer our social workers:
Dedicated time for training and development and monthly reflective supervision
Access to visible and highly accessible managers to support and maintain oversight of your work.
The opportunity for you to build upon our excellent existing partnerships throughout Wiltshire in a truly supportive environment.
You will be equipped with required modern technology so that you can work flexibly from a variety of locations, including your home. We support a flexible approach to achieving better work/life balance.
Minimum of 25 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays, as well as the option to purchase 20 additional days annual leave
We have a variety of progression opportunities; including CMI accredited leadership programs and career paths into management.
The Kinship and Fostering team are at the forefront of rolling out across the Families and Children’s department DDP training, as our chosen method for trauma informed practice. You will have opportunities to learn and practice on this way.
We offer an attractive rewards package
Employee wellbeing services and family friendly policies
Discounted leisure membership
The opportunity to enhance and develop your contextual safeguarding skills, as we are part of the contextual safeguarding scale up project with the University of Bedfordshire.
You will be a qualified social worker with a minimum of one year of post qualifying experience and be registered with Social Work England.
A strong and genuine commitment to championing the needs of vulnerable children and young people is essential for this role, you will bring an understanding of the needs of looked after children and a passion and belief in the value of foster families for our children in care.
If you have good communication, analysis, and assessment skills plus share our passion for fostering, then we would like to hear from you.
This is a rolling advert, shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the advertising period and the advert will close once all vacancies are filled.
Unless otherwise indicated, all interviews are held virtually on Microsoft Teams or by phone where this is not possible. Candidates will be sent a link before interview to download the Teams App
opportunity to enhance and develop your contextual safeguarding skills, as we are part of the contextual safeguarding scale up project with the University of Bedfordshire.
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