Are you looking to join a motivated and hard-working team?
We have an exciting opportunity for the right person to work within the Fostering Service to improve outcomes for children and young people in Cumbria.
As a Fostering Social Worker, you will recruitment and train Foster Carers, supporting them in providing high quality family placements for children. You will use active listening, observation and communication, to build strong relationships with Foster Carers, families, children and young people, understanding and analysing the needs of each individual. You will be using assessment skills and managing risk within the social worker role and will need skills in support, challenge and engagement. There is a duty role in the team to support and manage any crisis situations and respond in a supportive style.
Who we are looking for:
The ideal candidate will be a qualified and registered social worker who has passed their ASYE. Ideally, they have experience working with children and families pre, post or during proceedings. A sound knowledge of relevant legislation and a good understanding of Assessment and Case Management processes is essential. Applicants must have good assessment and report writing skills, and be confident in appearing before panels. We are looking for someone organised and professional, who can meet deadlines, complete work, deliver training someone, who prioritises integrity and consistency.
This role will require travel in and around the county.
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
*Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
*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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