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Fostering Recruitment and Assessing Social worker x 2

S02/ P03, £34,689 - £42,609 per annum

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Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team
S02/ P03, £34,689 - £42,609 per annum
1 X Permanent & 1 X Fixed term contract for 2 years
Full time - 35 hours per week (Some evening and weekend work)
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Children's Services, 3 Elwood St, Islington. London N5 1EB
Islington. London
£34,689 - £42,609 per annum
Salary period
29/07/2021 23:59

Our ambition

We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.

Our values and behaviours

‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.

We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).


Fostering Recruitment and Assessing Social workers

Two exciting opportunities have become available to join a creative child centered fostering recruitment and assessment team in Islington. 

Children are at the heart of everything we do. We are and continue to embed trauma informed practice and motivational interviewing with dyadic developmental practice. 

In order to meet our vision, we aspire to develop a workforce that is therapeutically trained and supported, motivated, aspirational and highly skilled, who have the best interests of the children at the heart of everything they do.

We are looking for enthusiastic social workers who share our vision and are passionate about supporting our families/carers in providing safety and stability for children.

As recruitment and assessment social workers you will be recruiting and assessing foster carers and will be involved in further development of schemes such as our family based short breaks scheme for children with disabilities and learning difficulties.

You would work alongside experienced and supportive colleagues in the team to raise awareness in the community, facilitate information sessions for residents within and outside of Islington and facilitate training with foster carers for prospective foster carers interested in becoming foster carers.

Closing Date:  Thursday 29th July 2021  at 23:59
Proposed interview date:  Interviews to be held from the 11th August 2021 – 16th August 2021

 For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kokila Chauhan  - Team Manager at or telephone 0207 527 4403

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kokila Chauhan
Job title
Team Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0207 527 4403
Additional information

Sheila West - Social work Co-Ordinator.