Experienced Fostering Social Worker - Essex/Greater London

Essex, Essex

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: ATTW130220A_1581602081
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 2020-02-13
  • Location: Essex, Essex
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-13
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind are recruiting for an experienced Fostering Social Worker based in the eastern side of Greater London/Essex to start at the beginning of April. This role will be working from home with occasional visits to the office.

Our client is looking for a very motivated, enthusiastic and professional fostering social worker to join an energetic team helping to change the lives of children and young people.

Main duties

  • Present well-written Form F assessment reports and annual reviews to the foster panel within agreed timescales.
  • Contribute to the foster carer's initial and post-approval training programme and contribute to running foster carer support groups.
  • Support several approved foster carers by regular visits, telephone calls, attendance at children's reviews and liaison with the child's Social Worker.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring children are in safe, caring placements that offer protection.
  • Undertake 'out of hours' on-call duty on a rota basis (once every 6 weeks), and support foster carers dealing with crises and needing advice.
  • Promote the service to Local Authorities liaising with appropriate Managers and Social Workers and ensuring information is given to facilitate matching all children's needs to suitable foster carers.
  • Work in a way that always promotes anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring all health and safety recommendations for foster carers are implemented within and ensuring the health and safety of all children with foster carers.
  • Identify the need for and to compile timely and robust risk assessments, monitor implementation and review at least annually or if circumstances warrant, more frequently.
  • Compile robust and timely risk assessments, monitor and review their implementation at least annually or as and when the need determines.


  • Work from home
  • Protected caseloads (Maximum of 12 fostering families)
  • Exciting future ahead for the growing agency
  • Personal development and progression opportunities within the agency, sliding scale
  • salary, opportunities to progress upwards.
  • 28 days holiday
  • 3% Employer Pension
  • Financial bonus opportunities

The successful candidate will need to have:

  • An in-depth understanding of the Fostering Services National Minimum Standards and Fostering Services Regulations.
  • At least 3 years' experience working as a social worker - ideally within the fostering sector.
  • Flexible approach.
  • Full driving license.
  • The energy and enthusiasm to excel within the fostering sector.
  • An Enhanced DBS on the Update Service.

Please respond with your CV to this advert and we will register you with Tradewind Social Care. If you require further information please call the office on 0203 743 6103 to speak to Anita Tumber.

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