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Fostering Social Worker (Supervision and Support)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Right to work within the UK – unfortunately at this time we cannot provide working visas or sponsorship for overseas workers.

Job title: Fostering Social Worker (Supervision and Support)

Salary: £38,223 - £43,421

Location: Parklands Customer Focus Centre, Liverpool, L24 0TY

A bit about us:

Liverpool is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making our city a better place. We've got ambitious targets to meet by 2025 and we need people who are driven, dynamic and ready to deliver the very best for our communities.  Public service is more important than ever, and this role represents a real opportunity to make a difference to our communities by transforming the way we work and placing our residents at the heart of everything we do

Working at Liverpool City Council provides an opportunity to contribute to your community and make a positive impact on the lives of residents. Our values shape how we work to deliver public services, and how we communicate with the residents we serve. We care about the best outcomes for local people, through our public services.

We are proud of our world-famous thriving city with its rich culture, affordable housing, stunning waterfront and our beautiful green spaces – there’s really something for everyone!

The Role

  • Liverpool Children and Young People Services have high ambitions and are on an improvement journey to become outstanding. We have a new permanent locally based inspirational leadership team who have a fresh vision, dedicated to driving practice forward. It’s an exciting time to join us and be part of that change.
  • We are currently recruiting experienced social workers to join us in our Fostering Supervision and Support Service. You will have the drive and passion to deliver excellent services and improve outcomes to ensure a positive difference and brighter future for our children and young people.
  • You will have strong career background within children and families and have sound knowledge within Safeguarding and Fostering, as well as having comprehensive understanding of all fostering regulations and legislation statutory guidance and processes.
  • You will manage a diverse, complex and varied caseload always being child centred in your approach. You will bring your knowledge and expertise to the role to work in order to make effective decisions and advise, supervise and support our foster carers in ensuring we offer the best stable placements for our children and young people.
  • You will ensure quality standards are maintained and champion good practice to reduce risks, building on strengths through effective internal and external communication and excel in purposeful effective partnership working.
  • Here’s what our foster carers say about our amazing team - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5VuVemZd1M

    ‘I won’t pretend there aren’t hard times but with the support from family support workers and our social worker Martin, who’s been committed to us for the last ten years, it was plain sailing.’ Lynn and Saied, Foster Carers

    "We’ve been supported from day one, and the young people are always engaging with support too. It’s like an extension of a big family." Tony and Debbie, Foster Carers

Our offer to you:

  • At least 27 days holiday rising to 32 after 5 years service.- option to purchase further days
  • Agile working - A “Flexibility First” approach to Agile working where flexibility is the norm rather than the exception.
  • Part of the Local Government Pension scheme – option to join the AVC scheme-  
  • Progression - opportunities and training through a wide range of high quality learning
  • Health and Wellbeing - offer including Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to Work and Travel Pass Schemes 
  • Drive Time – a salary sacrifice car lease scheme
  • Family friendly policies with enhanced leave  
  • Discounted Gym Memberships 
  • Employee Volunteering Scheme 
  • Medicash 

Next steps:

Closing Date for this role is: Wednesday 17 July 2024

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about the role or have an informal discussion, please contact – Kate Donaldson at kate.donaldson@liverpool.gov.uk

Liverpool City Council is committed to fostering a workforce representative of the communities we serve. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe in appointing candidates based on their skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities. To support this commitment, we guarantee an interview to candidates from under-represented groups who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role

If you require any reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010, such as an application form in a different format or additional time to complete your application, please contact us at recruitment@liverpool.gov.uk

Although we advertise on Jobs go public, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.  Please ensure you complete your full profile, work and education history in Tribepad.

We reserve the right to close vacancies earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications. If interested, please complete an application as early as possible.

At this current time, Liverpool City Council are unable to provide sponsorship for internal applicants.

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