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Fostering Social Worker

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Chesterfield SS Office, West Street, Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 9 £28,129 - £38,713 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
09 April 2023
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A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a 3 year post qualified Social Worker to join and contribute to the development of our New Family and Friends Fostering Team and be part of Derbyshire County Councils commitment to achieving good outcomes for children whilst living with family and friends.

This full-time position will predominantly require the completion of robust and complex Family and Friends Assessments in a timely manner along side supporting and training Family and Friends Carers. Form F assessments and the support/training of mainstream Carers maybe also be required on occasions, depending on the need of the service. The successful applicant will have; experience of working with children in care and foster carers; strong assessment and analytical skills and excellent communication skills both written and verbal. We are looking for applicants who will be committed to working in partnership with carers and other colleagues to ensure children in Derbyshire are encouraged to be the best they can be.

Whilst the Family and Friends Team is a County Wide Team – The successful applicant would be required to cover the South of the County and there are office bases in both Ilkeston and Swadlincote – The flexibility to cover other areas both in and out of the County is needed from time to time and there is also the flexibility to work from home

Provisional Interview Date: w/c 24 April 2023

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.