Senior Social Worker Fostering
We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate senior social worker to join our established fostering team and hold a caseload of foster carers. The role includes supervising, supporting and motivating carers through their fostering career to provide the very best of care for our children looked after. The role requires working closely with the fieldwork and children looked after teams. The role also includes being part of a duty rota to support the placement finding team, facilitating regular support groups for our foster carers and contributing to a range of fostering events.
We require motivated, suitably skilled and experienced senior social workers who hold a sound knowledge of fostering legislation and practice issues. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in this specialist area of social work.
We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.
It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.
Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.
Further information from: Laura.Metters@sheffield.gov.uk