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Fostering Social Worker

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

Role Responsibility

Kent Fostering has a clear vision for the increased recruitment of foster carers from the local community. It is our ambition to enhance our support offer to Kent Foster Carers and improve our retention, building their skills and knowledge to safeguard our children and achieve positive outcomes and placement stability for them.

It is therefore an exciting and challenging time to be working in the field of Fostering. You will have an opportunity to be joining teams whose goals are to increase placement stability. In this role you will provide high quality supervision, support and training to foster carers, and their families. You will work alongside the fostering assessment teams to recruit foster carers across the county.

You will be supporting foster carers to understand the meaning of their child’s behaviour and to consider what might help to both manage the behaviour and sustain the relationship what the foster child.

Benefits and Rewards

As a member of staff you will have access to a competitive range of benefits, including:

  • Performance related pay increases
  • The option to enrol into the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A generous holiday entitlement + bank holidays + a concessionary day
  • A range of leave options to help you manage your work / life balance
  • Flexible working – work from home and office as required and we’ll provide you with the kit needed to work remotely
  • Sickness provision
  • Ability to buy annual leave
  • Training and career development opportunities
  • Access to a range of local and national discounts and cashback through our Kent Rewards website.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and to registration as a qualified Social Worker with Social Work England.

Interview date(s): 29 July 2022

Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact, Stacey Waters (South) on 03000 422081

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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