Coventry City Council have a new and exciting opportunity and are seeking to recruit a social worker for their Connected Persons Assessment Team on a full time permanent basis!
About the role: Coventry City Council’s Fostering Service The Connected Persons Assessment Team has responsibility for the assessment of Connected Persons who are either being assessed to be foster carers or Special Guardians. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking a range of these assessments. They will also provide supervision and support to Connected Persons foster carers who they are assessing.
The team is committed to providing high levels of support to Connected Persons Foster Carers and Special Guardians and to promoting timely permanence for children in their care. The team runs a monthly support group and social events as well as working to develop and extend the training offer to these carers.
There has also been significant investment in staff development with arrangements in place to develop genuine expertise in this area of work.
Coventry City Council is investing strongly in its fostering provision with a target to significantly increase the number of looked after children placed with in house foster carers. There has been a significant increase in the number of connected persons foster carers approved by the local authority and as a result the team is growing. The service has a commitment to working closely with our foster carers and with children’s social work teams to ensure that fostered children are well cared for and achieve best outcomes.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Requirements for the role: Applicants should have experience of working with Foster Carers either as a children’s social worker or as a fostering social worker.
Interview date: 22nd June 2020