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Current Vacancies 

Starting Salary: £negotiable dependent upon skills and experience
Benefits: Car Allowance, 25 days Annual Leave

Orange Grove are currently seeking a Principal Social Worker. In this role you will assist the Registered Manager in the efficient and effective management of the Staffordshire fostering team alongside carrying a reduced caseload

You should be qualified social worker, who has at least 3 years’ experience of working with looked after children and foster carers. You are required to have a good understanding of the appropriate and relevant legislation and regulations. Some supervisory or management experience within a social work setting is essential.

You will need strong Team Leadership Skills to create a ‘can do’ environment of high achievement with a focus on problem solving and creative solutions. Have the ability to make timely and effective decisions and lead by example, understanding when to consult with or defer to others. Be able to build and facilitate relationships, both internally and external to the organisation. You will be prepared to work flexible hours as required to carry out the role of Principal Social Worker successfully.

For more information and an informal discussion please ring Kelly Burgess on 01782 645060
To apply, please email a copy of your most recent CV to careers@picscare.co.uk.
Candidates shortlisted for interview will then be invited to complete a formal application pack.

Closing Date: Friday 8th December 2017
Interview Date: TBC

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS Check, cost of which will be met by Orange Grove

Orange Grove is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

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

Covering Location: London & Essex
Salary £Negotiable dependent upon skills and experience
Benefits: Car Allowance, 20 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays, Pension Scheme

To provide direct and indirect support to children and young people, living with foster families, alongside birth children and foster carers to promote the stability of placements. You will also be responsible for arranging activities and workshops for Children Looked After and Birth children alongside family events and day’s out for the Region. There is an expectation that you will provide succinct verbal and written reports and attend meetings with Professionals from Education, Health, Social Services etc to support children / young people’s care plans.

To be considered for this role you should have relevant child care experience, be able to work flexible hours, act on your own initiative and have the ability to relate positively to children, young people, birth families, foster carers, social workers and other associated professionals. It is essential that you are passionate about improving the lives of children and young people and have a clear understanding of safe care.

You will be attached to the Chislehurst office. You must hold a valid driving license, own your own car and be confident to travel by car in London and Essex.

For an informal discussion please contact Abi Sherlock on Tel: 0203 105 2105
To apply please send a copy of your most recent CV to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk
Suitable candidates will then be asked to complete a formal application pack ahead of interview.

Closing date: Friday 15th December 2017
Interview Date: TBC

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS Check, cost of which will be met by Orange Grove

Orange Grove is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

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

Hours: 16 hours (2 days)
Salary: £Negotiable dependent upon skills and experience

We are currently looking to recruit a Part Time Administrator to work core hours over two days and to provide an administrative support service to our fostering social team. The role will involve, maintaining databases and electronic filing systems, managing fostering paperwork and forms as well as general administration duties. Setting up and minute taking of meetings, meet and greeting, so good front of house skills are essential. The successful candidate must have GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent), a good IT knowledge (which will be tested at interview), ECDL (or equivalent) is desirable. Previous administration is essential.

For an informal discussion please contact Abi Sherlock on Tel: 0203 105 2105.
To apply please send a copy of your most recent CV to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk
Suitable candidates will then be asked to complete a formal application pack ahead of interview.

Closing Date: Friday 15th December 2017
Interview Date: TBC

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS Check, cost of which will be met by Orange Grove

Orange Grove is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

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

Starting Salary: £negotiable dependent upon skills and experience
Benefits: Car Allowance, 25 days Annual Leave

Orange Grove are currently seeking a Principal Social Worker. In this role you will assist the Registered Manager in the efficient and effective management of the Three Counties fostering team alongside a reduced caseload.

You should be qualified social worker, who has at least 3 years’ experience of working with looked after children and foster carers. You are required to have a good understanding of the appropriate and relevant legislation and regulations. Some supervisory or management experience within a social work setting is essential.

You will need strong Team Leadership Skills to create a ‘can do’ environment of high achievement with a focus on problem solving and creative solutions. Have the ability to make timely and effective decisions and lead by example, understanding when to consult with or defer to others. Be able to build and facilitate relationships, both internally and external to the organisation. You will be prepared to work flexible hours as required to carry out the role of Principal Social Worker successfully.

For more information and an informal discussion please ring Sue Purtill on 01908 804 497.

To apply, please submit a copy of your most recent CV to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk.
Candidates shortlisted for interview will then be invited to complete a formal application pack.

Closing Date: Friday 15th December 2017
Interview Date: TBC

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS Check, the cost of which will be met by Orange Grove.

Orange Grove is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

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

We are currently looking for qualified, suitably experienced Independent Form F Assessor.

Locations: East Riding, Hull, Beverley, Bridlington
Competitive rates of pay

For an informal discussion please contact Sue Williams on 01302 326797.

Orange Grove is a well-established, independent fostering provider, committed to promoting positive outcomes for the children and young people in placement.

With the help and commitment of our foster carers, we strive to provide these essential foundations for life to over 400 vulnerable children and young people. Together, we open up opportunities for them now and in the future, to learn and to achieve, improving their chances for educational attainment, stability, happiness and health.

The successful candidate will be required to have a DBS Check; the expense will be met by Orange Grove.  Please note previous/current employers will be asked to supply a reference.

Applications must be made on our Application Form: CV’s alone will not be considered.  For an application pack please email careers@picscare.co.uk

Orange Grove is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

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

We are looking for an experienced Panel Member, with medical / health experience, to join our Panel team at Orange Grove.

Competitive Pay.

Job Description:

  • To read the circulated papers carefully before the meeting and to attend the meeting prepared to raise issues and to contribute to the Panel discussion.
  • To take responsibility for participating in the making of a recommendation, on each case, drawing on both personal and professional knowledge and experience.
  • To attend meetings of the Panel as specified in your agreement with the agency.
    To be prepared to attend additional Panels if requested.
  • To participate, with other Panel members, in advising on policy and procedural matters as required.
  • To address diversity issues and promote anti-discriminatory practice.
  • To safeguard the confidentiality of all Panel papers and Panel discussions.
  • To participate in induction and in Panel training, which will be at least one day per year.
  • To participate constructively in the annual review of the Panel, as required by the agency.

For further information please contact Clare Hawley on 01782 645060.

For an application pack please email careers@picscare.co.uk.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain an enhanced DBS check. Check expense will be met by Orange Grove Fostercare. Orange Grove Fostercare is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Orange Grove Fostercare is an equal opportunities employer.

Orange Grove is a well-established, independent fostering provider.  Orange Grove is committed to promoting positive outcomes for the children and young people in placement.

With the help and commitment of our foster carers, we strive to provide these essential foundations for life to over 400 vulnerable children and young people. Together, we open up opportunities for them now and in the future, to learn and to achieve, improving their chances for educational attainment, stability, happiness and health.

We are currently looking for qualified, suitably experienced Independent Social Workers to undertake a variety of assessments which include Form F, Annual Home Reviews and Initial Visits.

For an informal discussion please contact Amber Kingrey on 01908 804 442.

Applications must be made on our Application Form: CV’s alone will not be considered.  For an application pack please email careers@picscare.co.uk

The successful candidate will be required to have a DBS Check; the expense will be met by Orange Grove.  Please note previous/current employers will be asked to supply a reference.

Orange Grove is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

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

 

We’re part of the PICS family, a group of independent fostering agencies across the UK. If you can’t find the role you’re looking for here, why not search on our group website? http://picscare.co.uk/careers/