Carer Engagement Officer

Fostering Solutions
£20,000 - £24,999
06 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Carer Engagement Officer When registering to this job board you will be redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed in full in order that your application can be reviewed. Job Title: Carer Engagement Officer Location: Winchester - covering South of England Contract Type: Permanent / Full-time Salary: £21,300 + £3,000 car allowance Job ID: 98741 Closing Date: 10th October 2019 If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you! We have a fantastic opportunity for a Carer Engagement Officer to join our team at Fostering Solutions, Winchester covering the South of England. We want someone who places a focus on the positive outcomes of our children and young people. This is your chance to join a supportive and caring, high achieving team at Fostering Solutions, part of the NFA Group. About the Group The NFA Group is the largest independent providers of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. With Acorn Care and Education a part of the NFA family we provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning. We are looking for a Carer Engagement Officer to help grow our family of foster carers. You do not need experience of promoting fostering and recruiting foster carers but you do need a passion for helping the lives of children and young people. The focus of the role is to generate interest in fostering across the local community to help generate enquiries and will require coordination, engagement and recruitment of carers across South of ; You will act as an ambassador, helping to promote fostering at small, local events you have planned and organised and through the use of social media. You will be comfortable engaging with the public and existing foster carers, raising awareness of fostering within the community and developing the local Facebook and general Social Media presence. You will maintain contact with potential foster carers through the journey from enquiry to approval, supporting the screening, training and assessment process undertaken by your social work colleagues. You will work from home, managing the database of potential carers, and keeping colleagues and management updated with relevant information and weekly reports. Previous customer service, recruitment or marketing experience could help you succeed in the role; however, it is essential you can build rapport with members of the public and potential foster carers providing them with insight into the fostering task. You must be proficient in excel database management, social media and diary management, as well as demonstrating excellent spoken and written communication. There is comprehensive induction training and support for this role, and an expectation that you will come into the Lowestoft office at least once a week to build relationships with the team. Essential Criteria:  A passion for growing our foster carer community Excellent verbal and written communication Excel database and social media experience Self-motivated homeworker Full driving licence Access to a car Why work for us ​ Holidays starting at 25 days per annum Extensive training suite Career development across the Group Professional support network Pension "Your Wellbeing Matters" Employee Rewards Hub We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate #12288; We are an Equal Opportunities employer