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Organisation: Cambridgeshire County Council   Hours: 22.00
Salary: £32,825 - £35,401   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: CPDC   Reference: 17756

Closing date:

25 April 2019 at midday
PLEASE NOTE this post is for 37 hours.

The Specialist Fostering Team are looking to recruit a 37 hour a week Social Worker to join our busy supportive team. The team is currently responsible for the management of the Short Breaks service for disabled children (LINK), the Private Fostering function and Supported Lodgings. This is a really exciting time to join this team as we are looking to expand what we are currently offering families and modernise the service. The work of the team is likely to expand to also incorporate the development of Parent and Baby placements.
We are looking for a Social Worker who is able to work in a proactive way to cover the variety of functions the team is responsible for. This involves supporting and supervising Short Break and Supported Lodgings carers, matching children and young people to carers and close liaison with other social care teams, health and education. The team also assesses any Private Fostering arrangements the Local Authority are aware of. This involves building close working relationships with colleagues in other social care team, Early Help and language schools.
The successful applicant will benefit from experience in working with foster carers and disabled children and their families, Care Leavers, or experience in carrying out Private Fostering assessments.

You must be a qualified social worker with current HCPC registration, we are a countywide service and willingness to travelling is essential as some assessments are undertaken out of county. The successful candidate should also have the ability to work flexibly including some evenings and occasional Saturdays.

Interviews for this post will be held in Scott House, 5 George Street, Huntingdon PE29 3AD. Dates to be arranged. .

Please telephone Jenny Braddock, Specialist Fostering Team Manager on 01480 372588 for an informal discussion.
If you experience technical difficulties with your application please call the helpdesk on 0300 126 7777, option 1.

All shortlisting candidates will be contacted - if not please contact the Recruiting Manager.


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