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Senior Practitioner for Assessment Team – Family and Friends - Fostering

Birmingham Children's Trust
£35,745 - £43,857 (+ incentive payment of £3,000 subject to tax and NI deductions - T's & C's will Apply)
1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36.5 hours.
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Closing Date:
18/01/2021 at 12:00 PM
Birmingham Children's Trust

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within our Fostering Service working as a Senior Practitioner within the Family and Friends Assessment Teams. We are looking for a person who has ambition that matches ours, to join us at this exciting moment, to be part of the Trust’s journey and help take us to the next level.

We are committed to keeping children within their family networks when it is no longer possible to live with their birth parents. To achieve this, we are looking for an experienced senior practitioner to come and join our us to ensure that our children receive high quality family based care with extended family.

Are you passionate about making a difference, committed to children achieving good outcomes whilst living with their extended family or friends with an energetic can-do will do approach then this may be the role for you?

Who we’re looking for?

We are looking for an experienced senior practitioner with strong assessment, analytical and written skills who can produce robust assessments and oversee and quality assure the work of others.  You will need to present the reports to both court and Fostering Panel.  You will have a high level of interpersonal relationship-based skills, with an ability to work effectively with colleagues, partners, children and foster cares, whilst providing appropriate challenge ensuring that the child always remains and the centre of our planning and practice. Within this role you will be supervising Social Workers, lead on ensuring best practice, learning and research is part of the learning team culture and deputise for the Team Manager.

You will be part of a supportive, dynamic, expanding service contributing to our service improvement journey to ‘Good’.

What you can expect

  • Being part of a positive, supportive, ‘can-do’ improving service
  • Receive regular support, supervision, access to excellent training and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to contribute to our service improvement journey

If you are innovative, positive, dedicated and able to embrace change and challenges whilst seeking new developmental opportunities, we would like to invite you to join our team.

Interested and want to know more contact Tracy Collins – Service Improvement Lead Fostering on 07592586515 or Kim Smith – Assistant Head of Service for an initial discussion on 07885235369

During this current time, there will be support with home working.

Interviews will take place W/C Monday 25th January 2021.

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