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Support Worker Fostering and Adoption - Countywide

Cumbria County Council
£25.481 - £25.991
Closing date
23 Jan 2022

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Health and Social Care, Children's Services, Safeguarding, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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Contract: Permanent contract

We are looking for a compassionate and enthusiastic candidate to join our Adoption and Fostering service as a Support Worker. Our team recruits assesses and supports adopters and foster carers to meet the needs of vulnerable children and your role will provide practical support to these key activities. You will work directly with carers and children under the direction of the Key Social Worker or Manager.

As a part of our team you will work to improve outcomes for vulnerable children young people and their carers through helping with recruitment assessment supervision and support. This includes working directly with carers to increase their parenting skills and confidence as well as carrying out specific tasks set by the allocated social work and wider team such as tasks that contribute to an assessment of a child or carers.

You will need to be organised as you will be needed to arrange and deliver activities related to recruitment retention matching development and support of carers. As part of a hard-working caring and supportive team you will work to ensure the voice of children and young people is heard and informs planning assessments and reviews.

The ideal person for our team will be an exceptional communicator able to connect with all relevant people involved in an efficient concise and supportive way. You will have knowledge of key theories and practice methods and have experience working with carers other agencies children young people and partners ensuring the outcomes for children and young people are improved.

This role requires an enhanced DBS check with a Childrens and Adults Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Adults and/or Children.

Interview information

Closing date: 23/01/2022

Interview date: 10/02/2022

We are currently operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software which is currently free for new users however if there are any issues with accessing this technology we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Various perks and discounts schemes including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria of this job are guaranteed an interview.

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