Social Worker - Family Placement

Brighton and Hove
£28,631.52 - £40,072.00
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

Social Worker - Family Placement (11442)

Brighton & Hove Link Plus service

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 37

Salary: £28,631.52 - £40,072.00 per annum (Full Time Equivalent)

Closing Date: 19 May 2022

Interview Date: 26 May 2022

1 x FT Social worker – Fostering & short breaks service for SEND  children and young people

£ + On-call allowance

√ Do you want to work for the UK's largest children's charity.

√ Do you have experience of and a passion for working with SEND children, young people and their families?

√ Do you have experience of working within a fostering/short breaks service and undertaking Form F fostering assessments?

√ Are you skilled at recruitment, supporting and matching foster carers with children and families to provide essential personalised family-based short-breaks or full-time permanent fostering placements?

If you have answered YES to the above questions, you may just be the person we are looking for.

You will be required to:

√  Hold a caseload of up to 12 families, required to deliver some 1-1 work and be flexible.

√ Provide supervision, support and training to foster and short break carers and an on-call provision.

√ To travel throughout the city of Brighton & Hove Council.

√ Supporting the participation of SEND children y/p and ensuring their voice is central.

√ Record on our Charms data base, joint lead responsibility for recruitment of foster carers and manage our Facebook page and monitoring data for reporting purposes.

At Brighton & Hove Link Plus service, we are a supportive, committed experienced team and we are passionate about the work we do. We are a fully funded service, commissioned by Brighton & Hove City Council, to deliver an “Outstanding” Ofsted rated bespoke fostering and short-break service for SEND children and their families in the city. 

The office base for this role is in Hove. Although the role is office-based, the ability to work from home and willingness to travel around Brighton & Hove is essential. In light of the travel that will be required, access to a vehicle a valid driving licence will be essential.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

Barnardo's offer their staff regular supervision and give all colleagues access to at least three learning days a year. Barnardo's University (BU) facilitate a range of opportunities which will be available through B-learning online and the BU prospectus. However, staff can use this time in a way that works for them – for instance to spend a day shadowing another team.

Barnardo's employees can also access a range of benefits, including:

  • Offers from major high-street brands
  • Discounts on cinema tickets
  • Discounts on holidays
  • A cycle-to-work scheme
  • Purchasing additional annual leave
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

If you would like to discuss this post, please do not hesitate to telephone Lisa Giles, Children's Services Manager on 07841 839983 or Vicky Lloyd, Team Leader on 07808 214847. Please see our full job description and information on how to apply at No agencies please. We look forward to hearing from you.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

To apply on the website, please use the apply button.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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