Family Finding Social Worker

HCL Social Care
18 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
HCL Social Care is the UK’s leading recruiter for social care professionals.

We are currently recruiting for Local Authority in the North East of London. They are looking for a Family Finding Social Worker. You will be based within a Practice Support Group, where the focus is on securing permanence for children in care. Within the team you will take the lead for family finding for all children needing a permanent placement, whether this is via adoption, long term fostering or a family arrangement.

As part of this role you will be required too:

- Experience of direct work with children and skills of assessment in relation to their parenting needs.

-   An ability to undertake and consider the assessments of carers/adopters and how they may meet the child’s needs.

-  An ability to identify support needs and potential services when placing children in permanent placements.

- A good knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation and guidance.

- An understanding of the current adoption, long-term fostering and family placement practice and nationally changing landscape of permanence placements.

- Ability to work within key performance indicators, adhering to timescales in relation to the placement of children.

- Have a positive and inclusive approach to team work.

- Flexibility in working hours to include occasional evening and weekend work.

In return our client will offer:

- We review all employees training and development needs on a regular basis as part of an appraisal process

- A salary of between £29,517 - £38,229

- We encourage a wide range of learning and development methods

Interview slots are filling up quickly, click apply if you are interested in learning more about the opportunities on offer or contact the permanent team on: option: 3 – or register today.