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Qualified Social Workers Children - Adoption & Fostering

Supervising Social Worker

Cardiff, Wales
Negotiable
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2020-10-07 12:19:26 2020-10-20 Attenti Consulting
Oct 07, 2020

Introduction

This is a job as a Supervising Social Worker in which Attenti has partnered up with a national Independent Fostering Agency. This role is based in Cardiff and will require a qualified Social Worker to work 37.5 hours in a week. It is a 3 month contract job and we are looking for someone to fill in the role ASAP.

Main Purpose of Role

In this role you will support the organisation in ensuring that the service is run in line with the Government Legislation, Regulations and Standards, together with the Inspecting Body.

Essential Duties

  • Recruit, support and develop foster carers
  • To deliver a quality service to carers, children and young people in our care
  • Contribute to the growth & development of the business

KEY ACTIVITIES

SUPPORT AND SUPERVISION OF FOSTER CARERS

  1. Recruit, assess, and monitor the continued suitability and competence of foster carers ensuring they provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and learning environment for children/young people
  2. Ensure that carers fully understand the fostering task, competencies to be achieved and the standards expected, including complaints and representation procedures as detailed in the Agency's Fostering's policies and procedures
  3. Provide and record regular supervision to allocated foster carers in line with the agency's operational standards and undertake such additional support visits/telephone contact with foster carers as required taking into account all family members needs
  4. Contribute to Foster Carer Annual Reviews, within required timescales, providing written evidence of competence. Presenting Annual Review Reports to Review Fostering Panel as required
  5. Social Workers should ensure that all of their carers have an accurate and up to date Foster Care Agreement that meets regulatory requirements
  6. Identify learning and development needs of Foster carers, Record in a Personal Professional Development Plan and recommend actions required
  7. Undertake initial visits and Carer aassessments as part of your caseload as required by the business
  8. Attend meetings to support foster carers, children and young people (all professional meetings relevant to any above parties)
  9. Support foster carers in achieving and working within children's care plans including moving on into independence
  10. Assist in the delivery of training for foster carers including 'Skills to Foster'
  11. Ensure that foster carers are aware of wider support systems available e.g. Fostering Network and Foster Talk
  12. Participate in an office based placement duty system on a rota basis
  13. Out of Hours duty system on a rota basis

If you are interested in this role please contact Alex Katsigris on 07385 375750 or email me at A.Katsigris@attenti-consulting.co.uk

Attenti Consulting is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Cardiff, Wales
Negotiable

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