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Link Worker/Supervising Social Worker

Closing date:

27 January 2020

Interview date:

07 February 2020

Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum dependent on experience + Company Car OR Car Allowance + Pension + Private Healthcare + Laptop + Mobile Phone


Location: Office based in Sittingbourne, ME9 8NY


Contract: Permanent


This is an exciting opportunity to work with By the Bridge with Cambian; an independent and leading fostering organisation with a unique therapeutic approach, providing high quality foster care for children of all ages and abilities.  We were judged ‘Good’ in our latest inspection.



The role


We are seeking an enthusiastic full time Link Worker (Supervising Social Worker) to join our established team in Kent to work with up to 15 foster families.


You will ideally be in commutable distance of our office based in Sittingbourne. Your role is to be the vital link between By the Bridge with Cambian placing authorities and our therapeutically trained foster families, ensuring that By the Bridge with Cambian children achieve their full potential. 





You will be a qualified Social Worker with experience of working with children and families in fostering.  It would also be advantageous if you have therapeutic childcare experience.  You will be personable, confident and possess excellent communication skills and the ability to manage your time and work flexibly.  You will have good IT skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.  Experience using Microsoft Dynamics CRM would be advantageous but is not essential as training will be given.



The package


We offer a competitive salary, company car and fuel card OR a monthly car allowance; laptop, mobile phone, private medical insurance, pension, life insurance and a great working environment.



If you can work alongside foster parents and recognise them to be equal members of the professional team, then we want to hear from you.



Please note the successful applicant must agree to an enhanced disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service procedures (DBS). Employment will be offered to the successful applicant subject to a satisfactory disclosure report.



By the Bridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.



By the Bridge is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



Jobs at By the Bridge with Cambian

By the Bridge with Cambian is an innovative, dynamic, independent fostering organisation providing high quality foster care and services to children and their foster families. 


We continually strives to achieve excellence for our children and young people, foster parents and staff. And every member of staff makes a valuable contribution towards improving the lives of children. 


People are at the heart of everything that By the Bridge with Cambian is about.  It is vital for our children, that our foster parents and staff are inspired and motivated by working for us. 


We aim to create an environment where people feel valued and can grow, develop and achieve their goals.  We work to ensure that By the Bridge with Cambian is a fun place to be, where people are treated fairly and rewarded well for the work that they do.


By the Bridge with Cambian is an equal opportunities employer


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