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Fostering Team - Supervising Social Worker

Job Type:
Temporary
Sector:
Social Work
Category:
Fostering
Seniority:
Social Worker
Region:
London
Location:
Lewisham
Salary:
£30 per hour
Posted:
10/08/2017
Job Ref:
GLA61551

Fostering Team - Supervising Social Worker -  Lewisham - £30ph            

A great opportunity has opened up in Lewisham we need a social worker who can supervise a caseload of 16-18 fostering households. The role is to support, advise and guide foster carers in every aspect of their fostering career by -

  • Keeping in frequent touch with the foster carers, their family and the children or young people in placement through regular statutory visits/supervision, telephone calls and via email.
  • Arranging any additional support services needed by the foster carers or children placed with them to enable placement success/stability 
  • Supporting foster carers with attending meetings, writing reports, keeping records etc.
  • Supporting foster carers in enabling them to manage contact between the child/children in their care and their birth parents/relatives/friends
  • Identifying training needs of foster carers and supporting them in achieving their learning and development objectives.
  • Working alongside the child/children's social workers in supporting the foster carers in implement the Local Authority's care plan for the child/children placed.
  • Undertaking some foster carer annual reviews.  

Benefits of the role….            

  • Varied caseload           
  • Good level of client interaction           
  • Autonomy in role           
  • Training opportunities           
  • Good rate of pay     

You will have experience of….            

  • Liaising with other professionals            
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation           
  • Holding complex cases and Taking cases to panel      
  • Proving support to foster carers              
  • Assessing prospective foster carers           
  • Fostering experience of at least 2 years            
  • IRO experience a preference                     

You will be….            

  • HCPC registered           
  • Eligible to work in the UK           
  • A car driver            

Why Liquid Personnel?           

  • Discounts on groceries, clothing and many high street stores with “My Liquid Rewards”
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies 
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
  • Networking opportunities at numerous candidate events
  • “Refer a Friend” bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Twice weekly payroll
  • Free social work training events and CPD webinars

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6205
Contact: Gary Laverty

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