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Social Worker - Foster Care

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CHI/24/286396
  • Published: Mon 08/07/2024, 12:27 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/08/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,024 - £39,186 FTE (HBC7/8) - pending pay award
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

Halton Borough Council are currently looking for 4 Social Workers to join our Fostering Team. We have a range of permanent and 12 month fixed term contracts available.

The successful candidates will join a welcoming team where they will have access to regular supervision and continued professional development. As a Social Worker within the Fostering Team you will be expected to work alongside Foster Carers throughout the process of them fostering children and young people, working collaboratively across services and with other professional disciplines.

Your role will involve assessing, supporting, and supervising foster carers in accordance with the fostering National Minimum Standards 2011 and encourage carers to access their support network and services provided by the local authority and beyond. As part of this role you may be required to complete Regulation 24 assessments and Special Guardianship/Fostering Assessments in relation to the broader family and friends agenda. You may also be required to support with training to foster carers.  

The main responsibilities of the post include the preparation and completion of assessments for the Fostering Panel and the support, supervision, and development of carers post approval in accordance with the Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards 2011.

We are offering a salary of £33,024 -£43,421, along with an extensive benefits package, including up to 34 days annual leave.  We also offer many areas for professional support and development.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description/Personal Specification, to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply!  If you would like to know more about Halton Borough Council Fostering Team and If you would like an open and informal discussion regarding the role then please email Jacqueline.evans@Halton.gov.uk

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jacqueline Evans on 07867161711.

At Halton Borough Council we want to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce and a vital part of this is to encourage diversity in all respects. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and tailored to best suit the needs and strength of the individual. This includes making adjustments for people with a disability, neurodiversity or with long-term health conditions. If you require accommodations, please reach out during the recruitment process so that we can make this the best possible experience for you – resourcing@halton.gov.uk

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  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CHI/24/286396
  • Published: Mon 08/07/2024, 12:27 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/08/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,024 - £39,186 FTE (HBC7/8) - pending pay award
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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