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Experienced Social Workers - Fostering Supervisory Team - 3 jobs

Salary details: £29,909 - £35,229 (plus a Market Supplement of £1,500 for level 3 reviewed annually).

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Ref: FAM 646

Kirklees Council

Children and Young People

Family Support and Protection Services

Place of Work: Civic Centre 1, Huddersfield


Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time / Part Time

Appointment type:

Hours per Week: 37 and 18½

Closing date: 22 July 2018

Provisional Interview Date:

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Jobs 1 and 2 - 37 hours

Job 3 - 18½ hours - preferably working Wednesday-Friday

Appointment will be made at Grade 10-11, Social Worker Level 2-3

At Kirklees Council we are on an improvement journey. We’re honest that we still have a way to go, but we have a real determination and a clear focus on what needs to be done.

Our new partnership with Leeds City Council, a national Partner in Practice, is flourishing and has added strength and stability to the way we work. Our excellent new leadership team has a wealth of experience and know what it takes to plan and deliver change.

We’re building on our child-centred social work foundations to deliver good outcomes for children, young people and families who need our help.

That’s where you come in. We are looking for talented, experienced and child focused social workers to join our Fostering Supervisory team. You will be responsible for and involved in the recruitment, training, supervision, support and reviews of our foster carers.  You will also work closely with the Placements Team regarding the matching of children to available placements/carers.

We want to make sure you have everything you need to deliver good outcomes. We have a huge commitment to providing our social workers with exceptional levels of support. This includes working hard to reduce caseloads, ensuring high-quality professional development and achieving the best possible standards of supervision and management. A new IT system is on its way and we’re rolling out, with very positive feedback, ‘mobile and agile’ working so you’re able to spend more of your time doing the job you love.

An established career structure is in place and a new role of Advanced Practitioner has been created, both to support front line practitioners and to provide a career pathway for the very best social workers outside of management.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this job.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Please submit the preference form indicating which job you would like to apply for.  The preference form is available on the advert for you to download, save to your own device and complete.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on the following dates Wednesday 15, 22 & 29 August. This is to accommodate prospective applicants' holidays.  Please indicate on your application dates you cannot attend.

In order to be considered for these jobs please complete the on line application form which includes a shortlisting questionnaire. CV’s will not be accepted. 

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