Social Worker (Fostering & Adoption) - Permanent

Renfrewshire Council

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  • Reference: REN03194

Advert Based at Abbey House, 8 Seedhill Road, Paisley. Renfrewshire Council is committed to providing the highest quality Children's Services. An exciting new opportunity has arisen in the Fostering team within the Fostering and Adoption Service for a Social Worker. We are a forward thinking, innovative service dedicated to ensuring the needs of children are at the centre of all we do. We aim to provide high quality and stable foster placements both short term and permanent to ensure positive outcomes for Renfrewshire’s children.
The post will be weighted towards the fostering task however will also include some permanence responsibility. You will join our established fostering team and be responsible for Form F assessments, foster carer preparation groups, have an active training role and contribute to support children’s care plans. You will join an experienced team and be part of driving forward innovative ideas in developing services to ensure that children in Renfrewshire are supported to meet their full potential. It is essential you have a BA (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent; extensive post qualification experience; current experience and understanding of working in a Children & Families social worker role. In addition you should have a child protection or Securing children’s future’s qualification and experience of individual and family casework, assessment and care management process.
You must also be registered with SSSC, have effective communication both verbal and written and can evidence effective time management skills. You should also possess effective IT assessment skills and have a responsible approach to sensitive information. You should also have the ability to prioritise your own workload, maintain accurate case records, work in partnership with other agencies and demonstrate delivery of services through case work and crisis intervention A full current driving licence is desirable.
If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit Closing Date - Monday 25 June 2018

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