Fostering Social Worker

Wirral, Wirral

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW343565_1547033577
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-01-09
  • Location: Wirral, Wirral
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-30
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Children's Social Worker to join their Fostering Service within the Wirral area.

You will provide an effective and high quality social work service within the Fostering Care Service and to undertake tasks related to the recruitment, assessment, training, monitoring and support of foster carers in accordance with legislation, guidance and good practice so as to appropriately meet the needs of looked after children and young people requiring substitute care.

The responsibilities of the Social Worker includes:

  • To be involved in the recruitment of prospective foster carers/kinship carers by taking part in and leading on campaigns and the preparation and distribution of promotional and advertising material
  • To liaise closely with field social workers in the preparation of recruitment material aimed at positively profiling individual children or siblings groups
  • To help set up and participate in meetings, briefings and public forums aimed at providing information to the public on fostering issues
  • To take telephone calls and respond to enquiries from prospective carers ensuring that they are dealt with in a polite, helpful and efficient manner
  • To write reports in the required form and to set deadlines for presentation to both line manager and the fostering panel; ensuring that fact is separated from opinion; that judgements can be evidenced and that the carers family's contribution and views are recorded

Requirements of a Social Worker:

  • HCPC registered
  • 2 years recent experience working within Fostering Services
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Salary: Up to £26.00 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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Fostering Social Worker

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