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Family Finder Social Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

At Wandsworth, we believe that if we invest in new ways of thinking and working, you’ll have everything you need to do the job you trained for. In turn, that means we’re able to deliver the best possible support for children and young people.

About the role:
A vacancy has arisen for a Family Finder Social Worker within the Fostering Team. This is an exciting new post designed to help children and young people settle into their permanent foster families as soon as possible.

This post will require a qualified Social Worker to work closely with children’s allocated Social Workers, and Fostering Team to support the permanence options for children. This is a permanent position primarily based at the Town Hall, Wandsworth but needs to travel to other localities. Enhanced DBS clearance and Social Work England (formerly HCPC) registration required.

If you are interested or for more information please contact Steve Pearson (Fostering Manager) on 07767674435 or email Steve.Pearson@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

How to apply:
Please register, submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team at recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

Why choose us:
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance, including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timelines:

  • Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 20th December 2020
  • Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 21st December 2020
  • Interview Date: Week commencing 4th January 2021

Useful Information:
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Equality Statement:
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:
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). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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