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Social Worker - Family Finding

Job Type:
Social Work
Fostering, Family Support
Social Worker
South East
Slough, Berkshire
£40,829 to £45,812 per annum
Salary Description:
£40829 - £45812 per annum
Job Ref:

Social Worker - Family Finding - Slough - £40,829 to £45,812 per anum (inclusive of Local Weighting) plus £1,000 Market Supplement full time equivalent, pro rata

We are currently looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Social Worker, to join the Family Finding Team in Slough. As a Social Worker, you will work as part of a highly skilled team, delivering on the Service Plan for Fostering, in a Family Finding capacity.

The benefits of this Social Worker role:

* £40,829 to £45,812 per annum
* £1,000 Market Supplement
* Stable and supportive team
* Relevant training and development
* Career progression opportunities

Main accountabilities as a Social Worker:

* Responsible for undertaking social work on allocated cases producing outcome-based plans, having regard to the needs of, and risks to, children and foster carer families
* To develop effective relationships with children, young people and foster carer families to improve impact of work and determine the level of service available ensuring written plans are agreed with the CYP and their families and reflect their views
* To determine, using evidence-based practice how these needs will be met subject to resources, statutory responsibilities, within the framework of council policies and procedures
* To be responsible for effective Individual performance in line with national standards and performance indicators, including receiving regular supervision
* Responsible for participating in routine auditing activity across the service to secure the highest possible standards of social work practice and record keeping and to act in accordance with requirements of the Quality Assurance Framework
* To ensure that the needs of service users/carers from all communities are addressed, and that close attention is paid to equalities issues in all aspects of work. To ensure access to translation and interpretation services as necessary
* To complete financial assessments and, where appropriate, to determine contributions and levels of need/service
* With the agreement of the Social Work Practice Manager, to identify resources required and available to promote child/family well being
* To develop and maintain effective working relationships at appropriate levels with other relevant partner agencies e.g. voluntary, community, schools, police, health other statutory agencies/local resource networks and internal partners
* To maintain, monitor and review accurate records of all work undertaken ensuring recording information is accurate and up to date, including comprehensive use of the Integrated Children's System
* To work effectively move casework to other areas of service as appropriate with a clear transfer plan
* To contribute to the development of services to children and families and to attend and contribute positively to team meetings to promote the delivery of integrated and effective services
* To identify own individual learning needs and ensure that practice reflects contemporary thinking. To ensure regular reflection of skills and abilities and use supervision and approval to identify future and plan to meet future needs
* To provide cover for the work of other team members and undertake projects and other additional duties commensurate with the level of the job. (The nature of these will vary according to experience, competencies and the grade of the post)
* Wherever possible, generate leads for potential new foster carers and home from home carers
* Ensure the safeguarding of children/young people in line with the role and responsibilities
* Attend all mandatory training in line with the requirements of the role as advised by your manager and other training as and when required
* Adhere to all Trust policies and procedures at all times
* Positively demonstrate the values and behaviours required by the Trust at all timesEnsure own Health & Safety while carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the role and report any issues, accidents or near misses appropriately
* Adhere to all legislation in terms of practice, policies and procedures for the role including the National Minimum Standards for Fostering and SWE standards

Essential requirements of this Social Worker role:

* Qualified Social Worker
* Valid Social Work England registration
* Extensive post qualified experience in a similar setting
* The legal right to work in the UK

For more information please email


Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6215
Contact: Jolli Heer

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