Social Worker - Fostering Team

Ref: CVP 409
Date posted: 25/08/2017
Closing date: 15/09/2017 02:31 PM
Hours per week: 36 hours per week
Salary: £28,485 - £34,538 pro rata per annum
Location: Huyton
Employment Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Knowsley Children’s Social Care is seeking to recruit a Social Worker to work in the fostering team. The worker will be involved in all aspects of a fostering service, including undertaking assessments (Form F and connected persons) the roles and responsibilities of a Supervising Social worker. It is a friendly, experienced and supportive team who are dedicated to recruiting and supporting high quality foster carers and providing a service a service that puts children in our care at the centre of our work. You will be provided with regular supervision and access to regular training.    

The social worker will need to undertake quality assessments in a timely manner, develop clear and focused plans, ensure the timely delivery of effective services and to maintain and ensure positive outcomes for all Knowsley children and young people. 

The successful applicant will need to be qualified and professionally registered as a social worker, have knowledge of current legislation, have demonstrated their experience and abilities in respect of working in partnership with children, young people, families and partner agencies.  They will need to evidence experience of working with vulnerable children and their families, preferably in a statutory setting, and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form.  They would need to be able to work individually and as part of a team.  An enhanced DBS will be required for this post.

For an informal discussion, please contact Debbie Williams or Karen Hourihan Team Managers on Tel: 0151 443 5637

Closing Date: Friday, 15 September 2017


How to apply

Please download and fill in the application form and email completed application form to

Please note that the Council does not accept Curriculum Vitae (CVs) or hard copy paper application forms for this vacancy.

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