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Social Worker (Fostering)

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Gernon Manor Resource Centre, Bakewell
Salary details
Grade 9 - 11 £13,101.96 - £18,393.96 per annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Covering for maternity leave
18 hours and 30 minutes per week
Closing Date
14 August 2022
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 An opportunity has come up to work in the Contract Care Team on a fixed term basis covering maternity leave.  The job will entail taking part in recruitment initiatives, initial visits, assessment and training of Contract Carers.

To work alongside social workers in the Contract Care support team, the fostering recruitment team and the area based social work teams.

The post is based in Bakewell at North House with the Contract Care Team but will also have links with the Fostering Recruitment Team. The successful candidate will be able to work from home some of the time in a blended approach using Teams as a means of communication. Assessment visits can be county wide as Contract Carers live across the county.

Contract care is a specialised type of fostering and carers foster young people aged between 10 and 18 who can have complex emotional or behavioural needs.

 Carers receive a weekly fee on top of a child’s allowance. They also receive on-going training and support and are encouraged to take part in regular carers support meetings and reflective practice sessions. 

This could be a rewarding post helping to recruit  much needed foster carers to Derbyshire and requires good assessment and communication skills and a willingness to work flexibly. Knowledge of the Fostering National Minimum Standards is necessary as assessments will need to meet those requirements.

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.