Fostering Social Worker – Senior Practitioner

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
06/07/2022
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 08/08/2022 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House, Peterborough
Salary:
£40,578 – £44,624
Weekly Hours:
37
Vacancy ID:
104861
Closing date:
8 Aug
Further Information

We are looking for a full time Senior Practitioner to join our Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Teams.

We are keen to hear from you if you share our enthusiasm, commitment and determination for Fostering. The office base will be Sand Martin House in Peterborough.

You will be part of a busy, vibrant and developing Fostering Service. No two days are the same; you will be supported by experienced permanent managers and knowledgeable staff to drive forward our vision together.

We are a learning organisation and are committed to practice education and developing staff through reflective practice and supervision.

Our benefits include:

• Excellent pension scheme
• Bespoke training and CDP, tailored to your specific needs.
• Agile working
• Superb career progression opportunities
• A supportive and compassionate team with a great sense of community.

If you like what you read, then we want to hear from you.

We are looking for a qualified and registered social worker who has a special ability to form warm and nurturing relationships with Foster Carer Applicants and Special Guardian applicants quickly, to enable you to assess their suitability to care for our most vulnerable children.

You will have strong analytical skills which will inform robust assessments and plans for court and panel.

There is a requirement to participate in the Foster Carer’s Support Line which is in place out of office hours to provide essential guidance and advice to the Fostering Community in Peterborough. This is currently approximately once every ten weeks but the rota is under review.


If you wish to discuss these posts, please contact Anita Hewson Service Manager or Jo Laur Team Manager or view the job description.

Anita.hewson@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Jo.Laur@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

Appointment to these posts will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and to share this commitment.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.