Independent Social Worker - Form F Assessor

Luton, Cambridgeshire

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: FFA080121RT_1610099097
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2021-01-08
  • Location: Luton, Cambridgeshire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-03-09
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are working with a private fostering company to recruit an Independent Social Worker - Form F Assessor This is a self employed role but is ongoing for the foreseeable future.

Pay - £32/£35 an hour dependent on experience.

The role is to start immedaitely.

Purpose of the role

  • To assess and prepare prospective foster carers
  • Counsel out those applicants not suitable for the agency
  • Prepare Form F reports for panel
  • Present assessments to fostering panel

Main duties

  • Plan and carry out home study assessments with prospective carers, using the BAAF Form F format.
  • Agree and work within timelines of the agency and meet those deadlines.
  • Help prospective foster carers to contribute to their own assessments as much as possible.
  • To respond to queries or concerns that the prospective carer[s] may have during their assessment.
  • Identify when prospective foster carers are not suitable for the agency.
  • Discuss the progress of assessments with the Assessment Manager of The Fostering Service.
  • Produce a detailed, high quality written report that is well evidenced and offers social worker analysis around the applicants demonstrating their suitability to foster.
  • To attend the Panel at Vineyard Fostering alongside the applicants to present the completed form F assessment.
  • Adhere to the agency's standards of confidentiality.
  • Check DBS documentation, & health and safety risk assessment and other related documentation on behalf of The Fostering service.
  • To complete personal references, ex partners and other references that may be required to ensure that checks have been verified and explored as far as possible regarding the applicants' suitability to foster.
  • Undertake visits to personal references for potential carer[s].
  • To undertake activity designed to raise public awareness of the need for foster carers and to promote the positive image of The Fostering service.
  • Compose and type assessment reports and Form F documents ensuring all required information is provided.
  • To liaise with other professionals and agencies relevant to the assessment of the prospective carers and the placement of children and young people with them.
  • Provide copies of all reports and correspondence to Vineyard Fostering.
  • To report any conflicts of interest or possible conflicts of interest to the Registered Manager at the earliest opportunity.
  • To work to the standards laid out in the Fostering Services ‐ National Minimum Standards and Fostering Services Regulations (2002), published in accordance with the Care Standards Act 2000 section 23(1).

The nature of this role will require flexible working to meet urgent needs as they arise. This will inevitably entail some work outside normal office hours. The job description is therefore not exhaustive. The post holder will be expected to adopt a flexible attitude to these duties, which may have to be varied after discussion, subject to the needs of the service and in keeping with the general profile of the role.

If you are interested and have the right skills and experience then please submit your CV.

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Independent Social Worker - Form F Assessor

Luton, Cambridgeshire