Fostering Social Worker - Cheshire

Cheshire, Manchester

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC140520C_1589446980
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-05-14
  • Location: Cheshire, Manchester
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-13
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for Qualified Children's Social Worker for the Fostering Service in Cheshire.

Manage foster carers, adopters and their families to enable them to provide an appropriate level and quality of care for children, in the interests of safeguarding children, in accordance with national standards and statutory requirements.

Main duties:

  • The Fostering Service is split into two teams, one covering Recruitment and Assessment activity, and the other covering Support to approved carers. There are roles available in both Assessment of applicant carers (including Connected Persons) and also in the support of existing carer
  • The assessment of Connected Persons in particular, requires the service to meet tight timeframes and to present information where necessary, to the court
  • At the present time, all staff are working from home, and assessments are being done remotely using video technology, though there is a need to visit homes in order to undertake the Health and Safety checks, only where it is safe to do so. There will also be involvement with the initial recruitment stages for Mainstream Foster Carers
  • In respect of the Support side of the service, the expectation will be that the applicant has experience of supporting established foster carers, and the post-holder will carry a caseload
  • The ability to develop sound working relationships with colleagues and carers is essential, and particularly so in the present remote working circumstances
  • To undertake the full range of fostering tasks in accordance with the needs of the service, so the ability to be flexible and have a wide ranging skill base is desirable

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • Experience of having managed some complex fostering situations such as LADO processes is desirable
  • Working experience in the field of child care, particularly with looked after children
  • Experience of working with Foster Carers
  • Must have a recognised professional Social Work Qualification: DipSW, CQSW or equivalent
  • Must hold a SWE registration
  • Must have a satisfactory enhanced DBS outcome

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