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Social Worker - Fostering

  • Location: Countywide
  • Ref: FS07906
  • Closing date: 30 June 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £35,668 - £45,254

The opportunity

Children’s social care has already started on a substantial improvement programme. Since a negative Ofsted inspection outcome after inspection in November 2017 a new, permanent senior management team has been recruited. The number one priority of this new team is to improve the quality of statutory children’s services and the outcomes for vulnerable children in Buckinghamshire.

About us

A high support and high expectation culture is being driven forward with enthusiasm, expertise and pace. Significant engagement with all tiers of the service is underway and now is an exciting time to join the service and be part of our journey to good and beyond.

About the role

This post will focus on various aspects of Adoption social work, including family-finding and adoption support.

You will be part of an enthusiastic and experienced team working closely with colleagues across children’s services and in partnership with external agencies.

Please see the attached job summary (below) for further details.

This is a career-graded role, and salary offered will be dependent upon experience, and demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the needs of families and adopted children.

We know your skills are highly sought after so we’re offering a 6% market factor salary enhancement if you choose Bucks. You will also receive a Golden Hello payment of £2,125 upon your one year work anniversary; car allowances of £600 per annum (paid monthly), and a Relocation Allowance up to £8,000 (if applicable)*. At Buckinghamshire County Council, we’ll support you to develop your skills and experience and continue your own career progression.

About you

To make a great Social Worker, you’ll demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the needs of adopted children and their families and be able to contribute to the further development of the service.   In this busy, fast paced team, you’ll get on best if you are flexible and able to work well under pressure. You will work closely with colleagues from various teams and build positive links between your team and other parts of the service to ensure effective multi-professional working. You will hold a degree in social work (DipSW) and registered with the HCPC.

Please note this is a full time role.

Other Information

Please see the attached job summary (below) for further details.

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