Advanced Social Worker

Ref: CVP 544
Date posted: 31/07/2018
Closing date: 17/08/2018 05:00 PM
Hours per week: 36hrs per week
Salary: £36,153 - £37,107 per annum
Location: Knowsley
Employment Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Knowsley Children’s Social Care is seeking to recruit an Advanced Social Worker to work in the friends and family fostering / SGO team. The worker will be involved in all aspects of a fostering service, including undertaking assessments (Form C and viabilities etc) the roles and responsibilities of a Supervising Social worker and helping with the supervision of staff and carers.
It is an exciting time to join this newly formed team with friendly, experienced and supportive colleagues who are dedicated to providing 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.  Advanced social workers may also be given specific responsibilities and supervise staff.
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 Karen Hourihan Team Manager on Tel: 0151 443 4589
Please note: AYSE / Newly Qualified Social Worker applications will not be considered on this occasion, as we are looking to recruit an Experienced Advanced Social Worker in this round of recruitment

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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