LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week 4-10 March 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
Check out our current social worker, admin, management, recruitment marketing and other staff vacancies. Join our friendly, professional fostering service.
We are seeking additional freelance Form F assessors to undertaken assessments of prospective foster carers across Central and
Southern England, including London and Birmingham. You will have formal social work qualifications, prior experience of undertaking
Form F assessments of foster carers, satisfactory criminal records clearance and be in registration with the Health and Care
For further information, please complete an Enquiry Form
We are seeking to recruit a Supervising Social worker(s) or Senior Practitioner to support the delivery and continued expansion of our fostering service, due to the planned retirement of a long serving member of our team. You will be a qualified social worker with significant previous experience of working within Children’s Services or within a fostering service setting.You will be involved with the supervision, support and development of a case load of approved foster carers and the recruitment of new foster carers. We will welcome applications from applicants who wish to work full time ( 37.5 hours) or part time hours (22.5 hours).
As an fp.c supervising social worker, you will be responsible for ensuring that all children in placement receive high quality care which takes full account of their unique individual needs and care plans. You will receive excellent admin and management support and enjoy the benefit of being able to operate directly from home to a significant degree.You will receive regular, high level supervision, careful induction and access to ongoing support and training. The agency strives to operate as “Learning Organisation” and as a an Equal Opportunity employer. Our agency has been consistently rated as "Good" or Outstanding" by OFSTED.
We aim to allocate our supervising social workers with a caseload involving foster carers who live in their local area to keep travel time to a minimum.We anticipate that the successful candidate will carry a caseload of foster carers who live in the Oxfordshire or nearby. You will be a key member of a social work team that relates to our Witney, Oxfordshire office. There is good potential for a level of home working - subject to candidates meeting the requirements of our agency home working policy. Further details available on request.
Attractive salary & pension package. 30 days annual leave + Bank Holidays for full time. Pro-rata for part time.
Your case load will allow you to "do proper social work " and provide a high quality service to foster carers and children in placement.
This post is being offered at both Supervising Social Worker and Senior Practitioner grades to allow the widest possible range of potential candidates to apply. If you have less social work or fostering experience, you could apply to join us as Supervising Social Worker and seek accreditation to Senior Practitioner level at a later stage within our existing career progression framework.If you are already practising at a Senior Practitioner level or have significant fostering or social work experience you could apply to join at the Senior Practitioner level.
As one of our Senior Practitioner's you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and wide your experience further by being involved with project work, by your involvement in mentoring other staff or by acting as the lead person in relation to an identified area of service delivery.
For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Dawn Jeffs, Team Manaager on (01993) 706925 or submit a vacancy enquiry form and we will be pleased to come back to you
We are currently working to recruit additional foster carers for a Specialist Fostering Scheme that we are developing. The scheme is designed to facilitate young people moving to foster carer from children's home accommodation.
The children leaving residential care will either be moving because they have made good progress in residential care and are ready
to move on or they may have been originally placed in residential care because there were suitably skilled carers available
at the time that they presented as needing a placement. Most children needing placement will be age 11-17 years of age.
We are currently focused on seeking specialist carers for 4 specific children who currently live in the Oxfordshire, Bracknell and Birmingham areas. Our hope is that by targeting recruitment on these areas, the young people will be able to remain in their current schools.
To become one of our specialist carers, you will need:
For further information and an informal discussion, please contact Dawn Jeffs, Team Manager on 01993 706925 or complete an Enquiry Form and we will come back to you
We are currently looking to recruit additional members, who have had experience of being in care, to our Central List. As a member
of our fostering panel, you will play a pivotal role in the approval and review of our foster carers. You will be expected
to review all of the review paper work prior to panel and then attend panel to hear the cases and to make recommendations alongside
other panel members. You will need to be over 18.
Currently our panel sits every other month on a Monday near Newbury, Berkshire. The may change and the panel may become more frequent going forwards. You do not need to be available for every panel but we do ask that you are able to make a significant annual commitment. A payment of £100 plus travel expenses will be paid for each panel attended. Comprehensive induction, training and ongoing support will be provided.
For further information and an informal discussion, please contact Lara Rowlinson, Panel Adviser on 01993 706925 or complete an Enquiry Form and we will come back to you
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