Supervising Social Workers (Fostering)

Leicester City Council
26822.00 - 36379.00 GBP Annual
05 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Eagle House, 11 Friar Lane, Leicester, LE1 5RB

We have the following vacancies within the Leicester City Fostering Service:

Kinship Assessment Team

  • 1 x full-time, permanent posts
  • 1 x full-time, fixed term post until 31st March 2018 (possibility of extension)

Recruitment and Assessment Team

  • 1 x full-time, permanent post

The roles require excellent analytical skills to complete thorough assessments of potential 'connected person' and mainstream foster carers for children who are looked after. The reports often have to be completed within short timescales to meet panel and court deadlines. The information and analysis provided must be of high quality, enabling the court to make safe care planning decisions and the Leicester City Fostering Panel to judge the applicants' caring capacity in line with the National Minimum Standards for fostering services. All posts will provide supervision and support to foster carers in line with regulatory requirements and National Minimum Standards.

In the Kinship Team there may be some circumstances where the post-holder may also be required to complete Special Guardianship Order reports for the court. In the Recruitment and Assessment Team the post holder will recruit potential foster carers and have the experience or the ability to deliver training to potential and approved foster carers.

Please note that applicants must have achieved Level 2 Social Worker status.

Requirements of the post:

- Significant experience and skills in direct work with looked after children, young people and their carers.

- Knowledge of the impact of trauma and poor early childhood attachment, and experience of supporting others to meet a child's consequent developmental, social and emotional needs.

- Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, standards, and of social work methodologies and their application in practice.

For an informal discussion about the Kinship Assessment Fostering Team posts please contact Alpa Kaneria on .

For an informal discussion about the Recruitment and Assessment Fostering Team post please contact Penni Barwany on .

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