Fostering Advisor

Recruiter
Foster Care Associates
Location
Bromsgrove
Salary
15450.0000
Posted
19 Mar 2017
Closes
18 Apr 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

WOULD YOU LIKE A ROLE WHERE YOU CAN TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING IN A TARGET DRIVEN, PRESSURISED ENVIRONMENT?

Foster Care Associates (part of the Core Assets Group) is looking to appoint a Fostering Advisor to join the central services team in Bromsgrove to provide quality guidance, advice and support to prospective foster carers who are starting out on their fostering journey.

As well as first-class training and continuous support and supervision, we are offering you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of prospective foster carers…and essentially the children they will eventually look after.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Acting as first point of contact for prospective foster carers
  • Handle inbound and outbound call back/contact activity to prospective foster carers (PFC’s)
  • Use effective questioning and listening skills to make a judgement about progressing to next stage
  • Provide quality advice and guidance to support PFC’s on their journey to becoming approved foster carers.
  • Achieving and maintaining targets relating to call backs, response timescales and quality standards.
  • A fundamental aspect of this role requires flexible working arrangements in line with business and customer needs.
  • Ensure compliance with safeguarding procedures prioritising the safety and welfare of children and young people at all times.
  • Actively promote the benefits of working as a foster carer with Foster Care Associates (FCA).
  • Ensure a good working knowledge of and adhere to regional carer recruitment needs.
  • Portray a professional, positive and helpful image of the organisation.

YOU MUST HAVE:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of working in a target driven environment
  • Proven track record of achieving targets
  • Good written skills - evidence of detailed report writing
  • Practical ability of utilising IT and communication systems, including email and databases
  • An enthusiastic, dynamic and highly motivated, excellent time management skills and a flexible approach.

This is a full time, permanent position based in Bromsgrove, with a salary of up to £20,000 per annum + benefits.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th March with the interview date to be confirmed.

Foster Care Associates (part of the Core Assets Group) is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification. Please be aware we do not work with Recruitment Agencies.

Please note that on clicking "apply" you will receive a return email asking you to fill out our application form online, and it is a requirement for this to be completed before we can progress your application.