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Social Worker (Childrens Services)

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£36,618 - £44,598 per annum
Closing date
16 Dec 2021
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About Us:

Bringing passion and innovation to fostering and permanent placements

In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. We have high aspirations for all our children and young people, including those who are looked after by the local authority.  We aim to place all of our Children Looked After within our Foster family  homes and ensure good outcomes for them.

Working across Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster councils in a shared service agreement, our Fostering and Permanence Service takes a creative, collaborative approach to supporting placements and creating positive experiences for carers and children.

The Role:

This is an opportunity to work closely with colleagues across children’s services as part of a shared service team. We’re a diverse, supportive and passionate group of professionals with plenty of experience to share. 

By developing a range of high-quality placements, you’ll help to reduce our reliance in independent fostering agencies. Day to day, you will provide supervision and support across a balanced caseload, allowing you to offer individual attention and go the extra mile in supporting carers.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

About You:

A qualified and registered social worker, you’ll have solid experience in children and families work, including statutory childcare issues. You’ll be familiar with fostering and fostering standards, including family placement work and permanence planning.  Well-organised yet flexible, you’ll be ready to meet challenging targets and timescales.  We’ll also look to you to be innovative and generate new ideas to move the service forward, and expect you to develop your own and others’ professional practice.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s alone will not be considered for this role.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email:


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