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Social Worker - Fostering Team - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Fostering
Social Worker
£38,994 per annum
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Social Worker - Fostering Team - Permanent - Wandsworth - up to £38,994p/a

Wandsworth Council are looking to add a qualified social worker to their fostering team. At Wandsworth, they believe that if new ways of thinking and working are invested in, you will have everything you need to carry out your job and deliver the best possible support for children and young people.

They are looking for someone with a 'can do' attitude, who are prepared to be accountable for achieving the best possible outcomes.

Benefits of this Fostering role:

  • £3,000 Retention Bonuse
  • £2,000 Welcome Payment
  • Performance Related Salary Progression scheme
  • 31 days annual leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • New technology scheme
  • Interest-free loans on annual travel cards
  • Discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments
  • A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered

Duties of a Fostering Team Social Worker involve:

  • Completing from F assessments
  • Conducting LAC reviews
  • Advocating on behalf of the service user
  • Matching and placing children
  • Attending meetings and liaise with other agencies and professionals
  • Attending case conferences
  • Acting as the lead professional in statutory cases that require a qualified social worker, including child protection, care proceedings and looked after children cases
  • Promoting and modelling effective working arrangements with schools, children’s centres and other settings
To succeed, you will need:

  • A relevant social work qualification and HCPC membership
  • Experience of working across voluntary and statutory agencies
  • To be confident in APIR and understand the needs of children and young people 
  • Applied knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance

For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 02070466215
Contact: Nina Brun

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