Job details

  • Salary: Grade 8 (£34,788 - £37,849)
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Contract Type: Temporary - Full Time until September 2020
  • Hours Per Week: 37
  • Service: People: Fostering Service
  • Closing Date: 20 September 2019
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2019
  • Reference: 900251

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for the Fostering Service in the recruitment team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified and registered Social Worker to join a team of assessing social workers to recruit, train and assess potential foster carers for the service.

You will be joining a dedicated team committed to ensuring that safe and suitable foster carers are recruited across the city.

You will be part of a rota to support the team delivering information to potential foster carers at our monthly Information Evenings held in the city.  As part of the team you will undertake initial home visits to people interested in fostering and make an initial assessment on their suitability to progress to the assessment stage of their fostering journey.  You will co-deliver the preparation to foster training and feedback to the management team about applicant’s suitability.

As an assessing social worker you will undertake fostering assessments and present these assessments to the fostering panel.  You will work alongside fostering social workers from the supervisory teams to ensure a timely transfer of the foster carers following panel.

A relevant social work qualification is essential; you must have HCPC registration and a commitment to ongoing training and development.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service form in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

As a member of the “Two Ticks – Positive about Disabled People” scheme, we encourage applications from disabled people. We guarantee an interview for all disabled candidates, who meet the minimum criteria of the job description and to consider these applicants on their abilities.

It is not enough to tick that you are disabled on the monitoring form, if you are disabled and feel this applies to you, please let us know by quoting:-  “I am eligible for a guaranteed interview under the two ticks scheme” on your application form at the bottom of the “Suitability for the Job” section. Please make sure this is written as a separate paragraph to make sure it does not get lost in the content of your application.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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Karen Rummens

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