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Social Worker

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall , Glenfield , Leicester, Leicestershire , LE3 8RA 


Closing date:23 April 2019 at midnight 

An exciting opportunity to join our dedicated Placement Support Team. Sitting within the fostering service you will be part of a team assessing and recruiting Specialist Carers to children and young people to maintain placement stability and step down from high cost placements. Your role will involve:
  • Recruiting and supporting Specialist foster carers
  • Providing a high level of support to the foster placement
  • A lower case load to reflect the level of support provided to our carers
  • Support positive outcomes for our children and young people
  • Formal Social Work Qualification: BA/MA/DipSW/CQSW registered with the HCPC
  • Substantial experience of working within Children's Social Care Service settings
  • Knowledge of relevant existing legislation and in depth knowledge of Fostering National Minimum standards, Regulations and Guidance
  • Knowledge of care planning regulations and guidance and in depth knowledge of permanency planning for children 
  • Knowledge of the different types of assessment and the regulations related to these
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Ability to work to strict timescale
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Can demonstrate a flexible approach and a persistence and resourcefulness to get things done
  • Ability to analyse structures and systems and to make recommendations about potential improvements
  • Able to use IT packages to record casework and track performance
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • Ability to travel when necessary to locations throughout the County
  • Ability to work outside normal office hours if required
  • An understanding of, and commitment to equal opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations
  • Must be able to perform all the duties and tasks of the job with reasonable adjustments, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Dawna Moffat, Tel: 0116 305 9014 Email: Dawna.Moffat@leics.gov.uk
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk