We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Social Worker who can demonstrate recent experience in fostering to join our Referrals Hub team in Wales. The ideal candidate will share our ongoing commitment in providing excellence in the quality placements we provide for the children and young people in our care. This role will be office based and will not require you to be on call duty.
About the Group:
We are part of National Fostering Group.
Our highly skilled and dedicated fostering community supports Local Authorities by providing short or long-term foster placements for thousands of vulnerable children and teenagers throughout the UK. With 100% of our 28 regional fostering agencies officially recognised by Ofsted, Welsh and Scottish regulators as either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’, it is perhaps not surprising that more people choose to foster with our fostering agencies than any other fostering provider in the UK.
About the Role:
The Placements Social Worker will identify support services necessary for complex placements and build effective relationships with Foster Carers, the Referrals Hub, Supervising Social Workers and Local Authorities. You will also assist in the building of sustainable relationships with existing foster carers in order to better utilise informal networks in recruitment and retention.
Placement Social Workers support the Regional Director in providing an efficient, effective and good quality matching service to local authorities and ensure appropriate placements of young people with foster carers. You will be responsible for making suitable and safe placement matches, considering the needs of the looked after young person and all members of the fostering household.
Who we are looking for?
You will need to be a qualified Social Worker and possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and their impact on fostering services.
You will be a strong communicator, both written and verbal and have good IT skills. This would be an ideal role for a Social Worker that wants less travel and not to be on call duty.
- Qualified Social Worker (DipSW or CQSW or equivalent)
- Car driver and access to a vehicle
- Current registration with the relevant Social Work regulatory council (e.g HCPC)
- Recent experience in services for children
- Demonstrates a working knowledge of, and an understanding of relevant legislation and minimum standards relating to fostering
- Ability to use ICT effectively to fulfil job responsibilities
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 checks.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.