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Family Finder

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary:
£30,708 - £39,774
Location:
Sycamore House, Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
22/11/2019 at 23:30 PM
Reference:
F&H/19/112802
Vacancy Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic Family Finder Social Worker to join one our
Corporate Parenting Team. Our Corporate Parenting service is very dynamic and
has recently underwent a restructure of services. Our current vacancy consist
of one full time social work posts. You will need at least three years post
qualifying child care experience.



The family finders as part of the Corporate Parenting teams has an unique
opportunity to be part of multi-disciplinary practice group and most of the
decisions about family finding and utilising differing resources and considering
the progression of family finding are generally agreed via the monthly meetings
such as permanence planning meetings or weekly group supervision meetings PSG
(practice support groups).



You are expected to be available to provide advice and support with regard to
family finding issues, at any point in the care proceedings.



The successful applicants will be expected to undertake a high standard of
assessments and assist in delivering services. You will need to have a good
understanding of the legal and policy frameworks surrounding adoption and
adoption support.



These job will suit those who are prepared to be creative and innovative in
their thinking. There is a strong team ethos and it is expected that the
successful applicant would have proven team working skills. You will be HCPC
registered and willing to complete an enhanced DBS.



In return the successful candidate will receive regular and good quality
supervision and support. We are committed to fairness and social justice and
welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to
work together to make the most of our differences.



Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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