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Fostering Social Workers, various locations within Wiltshire

Your new company
Wiltshire Council have recently won the National Award for the Safeguarding of Children at the National Children and Young People's Awards 2020 and we are looking for bright, innovative people to join us!

Why Wiltshire?

We are a good authority with a good reputation
We have a progressive digital culture which enables us to spend more time with our families and give us flexibility A 'One Journey' model which means you stay with the child from the front door right the way through to permanence if required.
Our social workers are passionate about this model and the continuity it provides children, young people and their families and carers.
We have a visible and accessible management team who pride themselves on offering quality monthly supervision through reflective, open and strengths-based support We have generous training opportunities in response to the national and local picture including:
NAAS Social Work accreditation Through our teaching partnership with Bournemouth University, we offer you teaching opportunities, masterclasses and more We have close links with Social Work England who provide support to our workforce
We offer creative opportunities for development including practice development lead roles and opportunities to train and develop practitioners and become involved in development projects
We offer secondment opportunity for development and experience
We have a clear development pathway which is in line with the Professional Capabilities Framework
We are part of an innovative project operating a Contextual Safeguarding model in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire.
Our approach has been praised in a recent Government sexual abuse strategy report.
Your new role
The post holder will be responsible for providing a high quality, efficient and effective social work service to respond to the needs of vulnerable children, young people and their families /carers within the Placement Services Team. The post holder will be responsible for completing assessments, planning, delivering and reviewing focused interventions in a timely manner in order to safeguard and protect vulnerable children and promote positive outcomes. The post holder will work within and implement the duties and responsibilities of relevant childcare legislation, associated regulations and guidance and national and departmental policies and procedures. The post holder will achieve improved Every Child Matters outcomes for children and young people. The emphasis of the post holder's work will be on supervising, supporting, training and assessing foster carers, including family and friends carers, across Wiltshire to ensure safe foster placements for Wiltshire's looked after children.

What you'll need to succeed
You will need:

SWE registration
ASYE Completed
Some relevant professional experience post qualification in a similar work environment.
Expert knowledge of relevant policy, systems, work practices, professional guidelines, legislation in the area of specialism.
What you'll get in return

We offer light, spacious and modern working environments allowing flexibility to work at any of our hubs where you will have access to free, priority parking.
We offer a hybrid working model, so you will also have more opportunities to work remotely from home or across the county.
We have a range of roles including full time, part time and compressed 9- day fortnight hours Generous annual leave entitlement, starting at 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 30 after 5 years' service, as well as the option to purchase an additional 20 days.
Access to wide wellbeing support service available for practitioners which includes a brand-new support service to reduce the likelihood of secondary trauma in our staff Multi-disciplinary team support including key workers who will co-work some cases with you as well as access to administrative services to free you up to focus on spending time with families.
An attractive rewards package with an excellent range of discounted products and services with national and local retailers via our Wiltshire Rewards scheme Excellent local government pension scheme
The opportunity to work for a forward-thinking council with a strong focus on staff engagement.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Please visit the Recruitment Microsite for all details and to apply: https://(url removed)/web/wiltshire-council-children-services

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