Qualified Social Worker, Warrington Council, Childrens Fostering Team


Ref: EN120-224

Sector: Social Work
Division: Childrens Services
Specialist Area: Social Worker
Location: Warrington
Job type: Contract
Salary (per hour): Negotiable dependent on experience and pay scheme selected
Reference: EN120-224

Job Description

Qualified Social Worker, Warrington Council, Childrens Fostering Team - Must be a Qualified Social Worker with a minimum of 2 years+ UK Social Worker experience within a Children's Social Work team

Our client is looking for a qualified Social Worker with 2 years+ UK Social Worker experience within a Children’s Social Work team

The team work extremely well together to ensure the safety of children under the close supervision of a supportive Team Manager

The responsibilities will include:

• Provide support and supervision to a number of mainstream and family and friends foster carers to assist them in providing excellent care to children
• Work closely with staff within the service and social work teams to effectively match children to families
• Assess and provide training/ development opportunities to foster carers
• Prepare high quality, accurate and thorough reports for a variety of purposes e.g. presentation in legal proceedings, LADO consultations, planning meetings, children’s reviews, fostering and adoption panels
• Carry out an annual review of Foster families
• Involved in the recruitment and assessment of foster carers and undertake Regulation 24 and viability assessments
• Be placed on the duty rota to find internal placements for children in care and respond to any emergencies
• Ensure children in care are safeguarded and relevant procedures are followed if an allegation/ concern is raised against a foster carer
• Assess the need for resources to support a foster care in meeting the needs of any children placed including the identification of risk to children and young people, assess their need for protection, and determine the best method of intervention, ensuring that the Team Manager is consulted/advised throughout the case progression
• Liaise with other professionals
• Liaise with other professionals
• 37 hours per week (flexible by negotiation)
• 3 month Temporary Contract
• Start date subject to DBS and reference clearance

Successful candidates will benefit from:

• A Kindle Fire upon commencement of contract (see terms)
• £20 Amazon voucher if registration is completed within 2 weeks (see terms)
• Competitive pay rates
• Weekly payroll
• Free access to a comprehensive online training portal worth £500 a year
• Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
• Receive up to £250 for each referred worker (see terms)

The successful candidate will need to hold a DipSW or equivalent must be registered with the HCPC, have a current DBS and be a car driver.

Please call the recruitment team where you will speak to one of our dedicated consultants on 0333 1234 530

Apply for this job

Phone: 0333 1234 530
Or email your CV, quoting the job reference code, to: jobs@entrustsocialcare.co.uk