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Fostering Social Worker

Social Care Children - Qualified
19003594 Requisition #
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| Starting salary £28,925 - £38,913 per annum (Salary dependent on experience and progression through the Career Grade is based on the fulfilment of required capabilities) | Permanent Full Time, 37 hours per week |

Following the Kent Change for Children Programme, a vacancy has become available for Fostering Social Workers in the East Kent 2 Fostering Support Team based in St Peters House, Thanet.

Kent Fostering have implemented a restructure of the service and have brought all the fostering functions under one management structure.

Kent Fostering has a clear vision for the increased recruitment of foster carers from the local community. It is our ambition to enhance our support offer to Kent Foster Carers and improve our retention, building their skills and knowledge to safeguard our children and achieve positive outcomes and placement stability for them.

It is therefore an exciting and challenging time to be working in the field of Fostering. You will have an opportunity to be joining teams whose goals are to increase placement stability. In this role you will provide high quality supervision, support and training to foster carers, and their families. You will work alongside the fostering assessment teams to recruit foster carers across the county.

You will be supporting foster carers to understand the meaning of their child’s behaviour and to consider what might help to both manage the behaviour and sustain the relationship with the foster child.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and registration as a qualified Social Worker with the Health and Care Professions Council.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

To view and download the job description and person specification for this role please click here.

For further information on this role please contact Sheila Will on 03000 418795.

Interview date(s): 9th or 10th September 2019

Closing date: 29th August 2019

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