Children’s Social Worker, £40ph

Children’s Social Worker, £40ph

Posted 2 weeks ago


Children’s Social Worker, £40ph, Devon
Pertemps looking for an experienced Social Worker to work within the Kinship Assessment Service. The service is responsible for the assessment of connected carers, both as foster carers and special guardians.

This is a challenging and rewarding role which involves the preparation of assessments for both Court and Fostering Panels and supporting cares who are granted with Special Guardianship Orders who reside in Devon, as well as those where Devon was the responsible authority and who live elsewhere.This is an exciting time to join the team which is expanding due the increase of children being cared for within their family network.

This is a countywide role and some travel across the UK will be required due to location of assessments. Weekly attendance in the office is required, however this is flexible as long as the service need is met.

Skills and experience required:

  • Be an experienced social worker with child protection/safeguarding experience
  • Have at least 2 years post qualifying experience
  • An understanding of fostering and special guardianship regulations
  • Robust post qualifying social work experience within children and families
  • Experience of working within child protection
  • Either: have some experience of working within Fostering and Special Guardianship or demonstrate transferable skills from another current or previous role
  • Experience and skills in working with wider family and family networks
  • Knowledge about all the different legal options for children to be looked after by persons from within their network. These include informal family and friends’ arrangements, Family and Friends Fostering, Special Guardianship, and Child Arrangement Orders
  • A willingness to work across the whole of the Kinship Care Service depending on the requirements of the service

If this sounds like the right role for you, please apply!
This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you:

  • A Dedicated consultant who has access to all roles across the UK and is available for you to speak to
  • An easy registration process (all done online)
  • Referral schemes and incentives
  • Ongoing compliance managed for you
  • Prompt and reliable payroll and lots more

Please contact Aishah Hassan on for more information.
We recruit across all areas of Qualified Social Work. If you are a Social Worker and this isn’t the role for you, contact us about other roles including IRO, BIA, MASH, LAC Children’s Social Work, Adult Social Work, Service Manager, Head of Service, Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager