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Social Worker - Foster Care
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: SP/19/108574
  • Published: Tue 24/09/2019, 15:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/10/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £13,952.50 - £16,899.50 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Cheshire

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Social Worker - Foster Care

We are interested in hearing from experienced and Social Workers who would like to join our Fostering Team here in Halton. The Fostering Team is responsible for assessing, supervising and supporting current foster carers as well as those wishing to foster.

Halton offer a nurturing ASYE programme for newly qualified workers which includes a protected caseload, dedicated time for study and additional reflective supervisions. Our Practice Manager for Professional Development will support you throughout the ASYE programme and beyond.

For experienced workers we offer the opportunity for progression and continued professional development which includes a focus on a Practice Educator pathway alongside the progression up to advanced practitioner. We have strong links to our local Universities and we offer specialist training and membership of Research in Practice. We also offer an advanced practitioner post depending on the level of qualification the applicant has.

To apply for this post you must be a qualified social worker ideally with post qualifying experience within a statutory children’s social care setting, along with knowledge and understanding of working with the most vulnerable children in need who require intensive support and safeguarding. In addition, this post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and HCPC Registration

Here at Halton we are committed to supporting Social Workers to achieve their aspirations and you will have real opportunities for further promotion and training, as the Council is keen to develop advanced practitioners and also future leaders. For those who wish to explore a pathway in to management, we provide opportunities to gain management qualifications.

In return, alongside the comprehensive training and support package we also offer up to 33 days holiday; (pro- rata )a flexible working week and free parking.

If you are considering applying and would like to discuss the excellent opportunities within Halton we would really like to meet you. 

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jenny Clayton (Principal Manager) on 0151 511 6604

Interviews will be held on 01st November 2019