Social Worker - Children in Care Team

Recruiter
WILTSHIRE COUNCIL
Location
Salisbury
Salary
27394.00 - 29854.00 GBP Annual
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Closes
18 Jul 2017
Category
Public Sector
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An opportunity has arisen for a social worker to join the Children in Care Team based in Salisbury to cover a period of maternity leave.

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About the role

The care and placement service (CPS) is responsible for providing effective strategies to improve the life chances and outcomes of looked after children - ensuring we meet the needs of the most vulnerable children in Wiltshire. With a key focus on adoption and fostering service, this team oversees the recruitment, assessment and support of in-house foster carers and adopters.

About you

You will bring an understanding of related agendas, practices and policies, as well as a thorough knowledge of all associated legislation. Experienced in working directly with children, young people and families, you'll have a good knowledge of the assessment process.

The ability to remain organised, and maintain accurate plans, reports and records is essential. You'll also be equipped with the ability to manage competing caseload demands and have a strong and genuine commitment to championing the needs of vulnerable children and young people.

You must be HCPC registered.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.