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Social Workers - Sefton Fostering Service
  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CSC/21/169167
  • Published: Fri 15/10/2021, 17:05 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 01/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade H SCP 26 - 30 £30,451 to £33,782 or Grade I SCP 31 - 35 £34,728 - £38,890 per annum. The salary will be dependent upon experience/ AYSE status etc
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Sefton, Merseyside

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Social Workers - Sefton Fostering Service

Sefton Fostering Service Are you ready to #MakeADifference?

Sefton is a diverse and exciting local authority that is on a journey of aspiration and ambition as it works towards delivering its exciting Sefton 2030 Vision. This journey is shared with our partners and communities as we strive to ensure Sefton is a confident and connected Borough.

Our Fostering Service is expanding, and we need to recruit to a range of key posts to support our growth. This is an exciting time to come and work with us. We want to hear from people who possess drive and passion. We need committed managers, social workers and placement support workers to support our development, improvement plans and ultimately outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Our offer

We want to give our staff the best possible benefits and rewards to attract the best people; for those who come to Sefton to invest and want to remain employed by Sefton. We have high aspirations for our children and young people who we want to be happy, heard, healthy and achieving and we want the same for our workforce. If you join our Fostering Service, you can expect to receive the following:

  • To be part of an established, caring and welcoming team.
  • A manageable caseloads
  • Access to good quality, monthy, reflective supervision
  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • A wide variety of career progression routes bespoke to individual training and development needs as identified in annual PDRs
  • Robust ASYE, level 3 and practice educator programmes in partnership with HEIs
  • Excellent training and development opportunities including a wide-ranging offer from our in-house workforce training and development unit as well as access to several external accredited opportunities
  • Partnership with Research in Practice, providing access to online webinars, podcasts and materials linked to the latest research and policy updates to support your CPD and inform evidence-based reports
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 32 days with 5 years continual service and 8 bank holidays
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme, maternity/adoption leave pay and maternity support leave
  • Opportunities for agile/flexible working
  • Access to free eye tests and where appropriate, contribution towards spectacles
  • Occupational Health Service available to advise on work related health issues
  • Commitment to supporting staff’s emotional and mental health with access to a free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Discounted gym membership with all Active Sefton gyms
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to local benefits and discounts on products and services

So now you’ve heard all about us, we would love to hear about you! If you would like to have an informal chat about any of our vacancies, please contact Team Managers – Donna Kelly 07815654467, Maria Spatuzzi 07875483881 or Lisa Cummings, Service Manager on 07967127290. Alternatively, you can speak with our friendly team by contacting our fostering duty officer on 0151 934 4060; who will be able to give you a good flavour of the service and all of the improvements we are making.

Closing date for applications is 01.11.21.

Current vacancies (subject to business needs):

Kinship/SGO/Adoption assessment team:

  • Social Worker (FT)
  • Social Worker (maternity cover from January 22)

 Mainstream Support, Supervision & Review:

  • Social Worker (FT)

 Kinship/SGO/Adoption Support, Supervision & Review:

  • 3 Social Workers (FT)

Planned interview dates:  16.11.21 and 18.11.21