Supervising Social Worker - Permanent - Independent Fostering Agency - West Midlands

Aurora Resourcing Limited
£25,000 per annum
29 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Supervising Social Worker - Permanent - Independent Fostering Agency - West Midlands

Aurora Resourcing are recruiting on behalf of a well established IFA who are seeking a passionate Supervising Social Worker to join their team on a full time, permanent basis. Please get in touch for further details in confidence. The office base is in the West Midlands and you would have a very low caseload, of 8 to 10 carers.

This reputable IFA has a big focus on positive family feel, with the aim to ensure positive outcomes for looked after children. The main purpose of this role is to contribute to the operational delivery of an effective Fostering Service that positively promotes the Every Child matters outcomes for looked after children. You will be responsible for managing own caseload whilst complying with national and service procedures and guidance and Agency policies.

The Role:

  • To ensure compliance in relation to all fostering agency tasks associated with the post including: foster carer assessment, approval, and training: promptly dealing with safeguarding issues, complaints, allegations or concerns; being involved in placement planning and foster carer reviews.
  • Keep updated on relevant practice, policy and research.
  • Recruit, assess, and monitor the continued suitability and competence of foster carers, ensuring they provide a safe, healthy, enjoyable, nurturing and learning environment for the children they care for.
  • Ensure foster carers meet the requirements of the Training Support and Development Standards and they can evidence their competencies within the specified timescales.
  • Help identify any needs of the foster family; e.g. respite, activities, therapy, or holidays.
  • Work closely with all members of the child’s network, including contributing to all relevant meetings and any other tasks defined.
  • Ensuring that all Foster Carer Form F’s are updated as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all records are updated accordingly.
  • Assist in the delivery and planning of training for foster carers including the 'Skills to Foster’ and core training.
  • Work in partnership with the relevant authority to ensure that the child and young person’s needs, as identified in the Care Plan and Placement Agreement, are met.
  • Ensure that comprehensive case recordings are completed and maintained.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures.
  • Ensure the necessary Risk Assessments are completed and are regularly monitored.

The Candidate

  • Must have relevant post qualification experience of working in a fostering team as a social worker
  • The post holder must have a good understanding of Local Children’s Safeguarding Board procedures
  • The candidate must also be HCPC registered with a recognised social work qualification, and must be able to drive.
  • To also participate in the Out of Hours Duty System

Financial Details

  • The salary up to around £32,000 per annum, and will be negotiated based on previous experience and there is room for progression for the successful social worker.
  • There is room for further negotiation for a Senior Social Worker with direct Fostering experience.
  • A Great Benefits Package is being offered, such as a good pension scheme and healthcare.
  • A company car is also available, Please enquire regarding the full benefits package.

Why Choose Aurora Resourcing?

By choosing Aurora Resourcing you will open yourself to new opportunities by working with one of the market leaders specialising in the Fostering and Adoption sector. We are a bespoke, independent social care agency with the pivotal aim of providing an excellent service that is tailored to your needs and requirements.

How to Apply

To find out more or to apply for this position please apply through this advert, if you would like further information about this or other opportunities then please contact Li Li in confidence.

Aurora Resourcing are an equal opportunities and equality recruitment agency

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