Qualified Social Worker - Fostering and Adoption

Lancashire, Lancashire
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW360973_1559042158
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-05-28
  • Location: Lancashire, Lancashire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-27
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for a Qualified Social Worker for the Fostering and Adoption team in Lancashire.

Main Duties:

To carry out the statutory obligations of the Directorate within the context of Government guidelines in particular the Every Child Matters agenda, County Policies, strategies and procedures

To comply with the Directorate's administrative and financial procedures including the maintenance of appropriate records

To make full use of Information Technology and all computer systems in use by the Directorate as and when required i.e. ISSIS, ICS, Microsoft applications

To liaise and negotiate with other professionals in statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and families

To prepare for, attend and contribute fully towards the supervision process, staff meetings, in-house or external training courses

To prepare for and contribute to the Staff Development Portfolio in accordance with the Directorate's policy

To be aware of and responsive to the differing needs of all sections of the community

To be responsible for own continued learning and share an up to date knowledge of research findings in relevant fields of social work

To recruit, train, assess and support foster carers, and/or adopters on behalf of the Directorate

To manage an allocated workload of approved carers and carer assessments according to Directorate priorities

To take part in CLA Reviews and other safeguarding meetings as necessary

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

Hold a recognised social work qualification and must demonstrate that they have training and/or experience relevant to the post

Hold appropriate HCPC registration

Must have experience with children in need and their families

Skills in working effectively with children and families, in varied and complex circumstances

To discuss this opportunity further please contact Heather Scase on 0203 743 6103

Due to a high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to applications who meet the needs of our clients

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or call 020 3743 6103

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