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Placement Support Worker - Fostering

Location: Yorkshire
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Date added: 21st June 2019
Salary:£18,000 - £22,000 per annum
Reference: HO-FC-PSW-YK-SW


Placement Support Worker | Fostering | Yorkshire

Swiis Foster Care is seeking a Placement Support Worker (PSW) to join our team in Sheffield. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and flexible person who has some previous experience of working directly with children and young people. The PSW will be facilitating regular activities for our children in care, as well as supporting our foster carers in caring for children with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. This support needs to be flexible, creative and responsive to each child’s individual needs and does involve regular weekend and evening work at particular times of the year.

The PSW will work within a multi-disciplinary team, but will need to have the confidence and ability to work alongside carers and children within the community. Induction, regular supervision and a wide range of training is provided. Applicants should have some awareness of child care legislation and be willing to learn.

This post is based in the Swiis office in Sheffield but involves travel; consequently, the post-holder must have a clean driving licence and the use of a car.

  • Full time, permanent post (37.5 Hours per week)
  • Salary £18,000 - £22,000 per annum
  • 27 days annual leave
  • Car allowance
  • Optional health care scheme
  • Personal pension scheme

Placement Support Worker Essential requirements:

  • Some previous experience of working directly with children and/or foster carers
  • Some knowledge of child protection procedures
  • Ability to manage work load and work on own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Car driver

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If you believe that you have the motivation and ambition to work for one of the finest Independent Foster Care Agencies in the UK and have the desire to really improve outcomes for looked after children, then please apply now.

Please submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment and study history.

Swiis is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, where applicable Post holders will subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service or Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme in Scotland.

Due to the volume of applicants, if you have not received a response from us within 14 days, please assume that you have not been successful in your application.

Swiis is an equal opportunities employer.

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