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Fostering Social Worker

Social Care Children - Qualified
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| £28,925 - £38,913 per annum (salary dependent on experience) | Permanent Part Time, 22 hours per week |

Following the Kent Change for Children Programme, vacancies have become available for fostering social workers in the Kent Fostering Support Teams based in various locations across Kent.

Kent Fostering are implementing a restructure of the service, to bring 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 what the foster child.

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.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and to registration as a qualified Social Worker with the Health Care Professionals Council.

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

For further information on this role please contact, Sue Dunkin on 03000 415399

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

Closing date: 29th August 2019

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