Kinship Assessing Senior Social Worker (Ref.3660)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • Grade G - £33,486 - £37,568 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award).

We are seeking to recruit 3 Assessing Senior Social Workers to the Kinship Care service:

- 2 to cover North and Mid Devon 

- 1 to cover South Devon and Exeter 

 

The service is responsible for the assessment of connected carers, both as foster carers and special guardians. This is a challenging and rewarding role which involves the preparation of assessments for both Court and Fostering Panels and supporting cares who are granted with Special Guardianship Orders who reside in Devon, as well as those where Devon was the responsible authority and who live elsewhere.

 

This is an exciting time to join the team which is expanding due the increase of children being cared for within their family network.

 

We are looking for:

 - Experience of supervising, supporting, mentoring or advising social workers or social work students;

-  Completed a post qualifying award;

-  A sound knowledge of Fostering Regulations;

-  A minimum of 3 years post qualifying social work experience within children and families;

-  Experience of working within child protection;

-  Either: have some experience of working within Fostering and Special Guardianship or demonstrate they have transferrable skills from another current or previous role;

-  Experience and skills in working with wider family and family networks;

-  Knowledge about all the different legal options for children to be looked after by persons from within their network. These include informal family and friends arrangements, Family and Friends Fostering, Special Guardianship, and Child Arrangement Orders;

-  A willingness to work across the whole of the Kinship Care Service depending on the requirements of both services.

 

For an informal discussion and more information please contact Victoria Homans or Claire Smailes, Team Managers

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationDevon
  • Work Postcode

    Devon


  • Reference

    REQ003660


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health


  • Salary Details

    Grade G - £33,486 - £37,568 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award).


  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 Hours Per Week

  • Closing Date

    24/09/2022

  • DBS Check Required

    Yes