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Social Worker
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/10297
  • Published: Fri 08/10/2021, 9:15 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Level 1: £28,099 - £30,719 + MRS £5100 pro rata; Level 2: £31,589 - £33,106 + MRS £5150 pro rata.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Social Worker

Team: Children’s Services - Fostering

Salary: Level 1: £28,099 - £30,719 + MRS £5100 pro rata; Level 2: £31,589 - £33,106 + MRS £5150 pro rata.

Contract: Secondment/Fixed Term Contract until March 2022

Hours: 37 hours per week full time

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford

Closing Date: 24th October 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 25th October 2021

More about the role: 
In Children’s Services, we’re determined to safeguard and protect vulnerable children. Our Fostering team work with foster carers to bring children up safely and help them achieve their potential. It’s all about creating better outcomes and a bright new generation for our community. Help children to thrive by supporting foster carers, and you could find your greatness.

We are currently advertising for supervising social workers.  Being a Fostering Social Worker is an important and rewarding role. You’ll be part of a dedicated team with an excellent record of recruiting and supporting foster carers. You’ll make sure that each Foster Carer understands their role and responsibilities, meeting them monthly and making sure they feel valued. By monitoring each carer closely, you’ll make sure they’re coping and meeting children’s needs – particularly those who exhibit challenging behaviour.  When completing reviews, you will work closely with foster carers to assess their strengths and vulnerabilities as foster carers and what support and care they can provide to children in order for them to achieve their best outcomes.

It's essential that you are a qualified Social Worker who is HCPC registered. You will know about statutory social work practice and completing complex assessments and ideally have experience of working in a supervisory role or assessing role within a Fostering Agency.

Experience of using a wide range of social work techniques with children and families will also be of benefit. Your technical talents should come with a calm, organised approach. You will be supporting others in a crisis and using your initiative to solve issues. You will also have the communication skills to present high quality reports to panels and work with other agencies. You will also need sound IT skills too and be a capable professional.

Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package plus the chance to learn, train and progress. You can also expect a manageable and varied caseload. Find your greatness by helping children excel with the help of Foster Carers.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’. 

To review the Job Description for this role, please click here: Social Worker 1 & 2 Fostering

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Emma Thurlow-Pick at or call 0300 300 6723

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at


Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.   

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.