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Supervising Social Worker - Team Around the Child

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RF 


Closing date:19 September 2021 at midnight 

Due to growth within the fostering  service we are please to be able advertise a number of posts!
We are recruiting to the kinship team, a social worker to work with carers to achieve permenancy for our children in family based foster care.
  • Social Work degree or equivalent, e.g. CQSW, DipSW (with specialism in children’s services).
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Post-qualification experience of working with children and families.
  • Experience of statutory child care social work, including safeguarding, child protection and care proceedings.
  • Child care legislation and LSCB procedures, particularly in relation to child protection.
  • Awareness of the cultural, racial, linguistic and religious background of children, young people and families.
  • Able to apply principles of equal opportunities in practice.
  • Ability to communicate clearly (demonstrating the use of communication/engagement tools) with children, young people, parents/carers, colleagues and other professionals.
  • Ability to undertake assessment to a high standard.
  • Ability to analyse information to reach sound decision (demonstrating the use of risk management tools in analysis and decision making)
  • The ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of people, including representatives from other agencies, using skills of negotiation and persuasion.
  • The ability to prioritise effectively across a wide range of competing demands to meet deadlines.
  • Works collaboratively with partners to influence the achievement of successful outcomes for the people of Leicestershire.
  • Delivers a sustainable high service through understanding and keep to departmental and service priorities.
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Heather Hughes, Tel: 0116 305 9655 Email: 
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.
We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families.

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