Fostering Supervising Social Worker

Recruiter
We Are Social Care
Location
Slough
Salary
£30000 - £33000/annum
Posted
13 Jun 2017
Closes
13 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A fantastic new opportunity has arisen with an ever expanding Independent Fostering Agency looking to take a new member of staff to supervise, support, train and review approved foster carers/connected carers within the Fostering Agency. To work in partnership with other professionals in order to provide placements that keep children safe and enable children and young people to thrive and reach their potential.

DUTIES

- Be responsible for all functions allocated by senior staff in relation to fostering.
- Provide support and supervision to carers in accordance with statutory regulations, national minimum standards and the Fostering agency requirements.
- Assist, develop and attend the foster carer support group.
- Actively participate in foster care training pre and post approval.
- Review foster carer approval as required and present to Fostering panel as required
- Contribute to the development of the fostering service to meet unmet need and the demands faced by new legislation.
- Actively recruit and assess applicants offering to care for children on behalf of the department, as required.
- Assess applicants who have entered into private fostering arrangements.
- Demonstrate knowledge and experience of working within a statutory Child Care Team.
- Participate appropriately in Looked After Children planning meetings and reviews.
- Undertake office duty, placement searches and matching and respond to crises, as and when required.
- Develop positive and professional working relationships with colleagues within Childrens Services and with other agencies.
- Any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the manager

If you have worked within the field of Fostering and would like to further your career or pursue the culture at another IFA then you need look no further. Simply Reply to advert with Cv or similarly call Baz on (Apply online only)