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    Central Bedfordshire

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    Social Work

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  • Contact:

    Francesca Hill

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  • Start date:

    10/06/2021 16:24:29

Search Consultancy is working with an authority in Bedfordshire to recruit a Social Worker into their Fostering Team on a temporary basis. The successful candidate will be working within a stable and supportive team and will be paid a very competitive rate of pay

Team: Fostering Service - Professional Standards
Contract: agency post
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Priory House
Requirement of the role: 1 years experience of undertaking assessments for career carers and connected persons assessments
Start Date: ASAP

More about the role:
In Children's Services, we are determined to safeguard and protect vulnerable children. Our Fostering teamwork with foster carers to bring children up safely and help them achieve their potential. It is all about creating better outcomes and a bright new generation for our community. Helping children to thrive by supporting foster carers, and you could find your greatness.

Being a Fostering Social Worker is an important and rewarding role. You will be part of a dedicated team with an excellent record of recruiting and supporting foster carers. You will make sure that each Foster Carer understands their role and responsibilities throughout the assessment and the rewards and challenges that they can face. When completing assessments, you will work closely with the applicants to assess their strengths and vulnerabilities as foster carers, assessing the care they can provide to children in order for them to achieve their best outcomes. As a team of assessment social workers we undertake the initial process of recruiting and assessing potential family members and potential foster carers. This role includes undertaking initial visits, reg 24's, Special Guardianship Assessments, friends and family foster assessments, and Form F assessment. Following the Covid pandemic our practice has transitioned into a mixed approach of both virtual TEAMS meetings, and face to face social distanced visits. The team delivers Skills to Foster pre-approval training via a virtual live classroom at the present time, and ensures carers are prepared for panel. The members of this team work closely with child care social workers and supervising social workers when undertaking assessments, and when handing over newly approved foster carers.

For more inforamtion please contact Francesca Hill in our Manchester office on 07764580237 or email francesca.hill@search.co.uk

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age