Fostering Social Worker - Worcestershire - GBP25,000 - GBP32,000

Parallel Parents
25000.00 - 32000.00 GBP Annual
05 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Fostering Social Worker - Redditch, Worcestershire
Salary description???:
GBP25K - GBP32K, mileage scheme, generous bonuses, training and development opportunities, pension.
Contract type: Permanent, Full time

Parallel Parents is an outstanding Independent Fostering Agency looking for a dedicated and passionate social worker who is committed to making a positive difference to looked after children and young people.

Key highlights:

??? Working for an outstanding Independent Fostering Agency
??? Opportunities to progress to Team Leader and beyond
??? Opportunities for further training e.g. therapy
??? Non-corporate, family organisation
??? Flexible working ??? Outcomes based rather than time based
??? Bonus scheme for completing assessments and for caseload support

Main duties

??? Supervising foster carers (a minimum caseload of 15 foster children is expected)
??? Form F assessments on prospective foster carers
??? Initial calls and visits with prospective foster carers
??? 24/7 support for foster carers you support (weekend responsibilities shared with team)
??? Working flexibly to achieve outcomes for children and young people
??? Undertaking reviews of foster carers
??? Conducting training for foster carers

Person spec & requirements

??? Energetic, passionate and determined to succeed
??? Ability to work flexibly
??? Desire to be part of an Independent Fostering Agency which is growing and developing
??? Social work degree and HCPC registered
??? Full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purpose
??? Candidates with experience in residential child care settings and frontline practice preferred

Starting pay will depend on experience. There are opportunities to progress up to Team Leader and beyond, with a salary of up to GBP43K + bonuses and benefits.

About Parallel Parents

Parallel Parents is a family-run Independent Fostering Agency established for 25+ years. We pride ourselves on being child-focused and committed to going the extra mile to support our foster carers.

We have been rated 'outstanding' in our last two Ofsted inspections, the Most recent of which took place in May 2014.

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