Caritas Recruitment
£25,000 - £29,999
09 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Stoke on Trent City Council are looking to recruit Qualified Social Workers in their Fostering team. This is a full time post, Monday to Friday.

Job duties:

  • Produce comprehensive, professional assessments of prospective foster carers using BAAF Form 'F' assessment model
  • Present well-written assessment reports and annual reviews to the foster panel within agreed timescales
  • Contribute to the foster carer's initial and post-approval training programme, including 'Skills to Foster' and contribute to running foster carer support groups.
  • Support a number of approved foster carers by regular visits, telephone calls, attendance at children's reviews and liaison with the child's Social Worker
  • Take responsibility for ensuring children are in safe, caring placements that offer protection
  • Undertake 'out of hours' on-call duty on a rota basis, and support foster carers dealing with crises and needing advice
  • Promote the service to Local Authorities liaising with appropriate Managers and Social Workers and ensuring information is given to facilitate matching all children's needs to suitable foster carers
  • Participate and support foster carer recruitment and retention campaigns that focus on a diverse mix of linguistic backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, locations and lifestyles in order to satisfy all types of referrals received by the agency
  • Work in a way that promotes anti-discriminatory practice at all times

If this sounds like the perfect job for you, please email with the reference JT3688

Working with Caritas Recruitment offers you a number of benefits including:

  • Award winning contractor care service with access to your own specialist, dedicated Consultant
  • Access to every social work job across 180 authorities and private organisations throughout the UK
  • Hot off the press personalised job alerts
  • Free "check your rate service" - Get paid the highest rates
  • Opportunity to earn up to £1,500 in Referral Bonus's per annum
  • Free DBS and compliance service

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