Do you enjoy supporting vulnerable children to overcome challenges?Do you want to help vulnerable children to reach their full potential? This is a permanent position so why miss out on this fantastic opportunity?Job PurposeThis is a Social Work role in the Family Placement service (Fostering & Adoption) and is responsible for providing a social work service to foster carers/adopters and children/young people to ensure that the best outcomes for children and young people is achieved at all times in line with all statutory and regulatory requirements, alongside our client's policies and procedures. The role will also contribute to the development of the service by working collaboratively with Family Placement colleagues undertaking such activities as recruitment and training and supporting the wider Family Placement agenda. Key Responsibilities* Provide customised and focused Social Work support to our client's cohort of foster carers and/or adopters to ensure they provide a safe and secure environment for children/young people placed* Undertake appropriate Social Work assessments in line with the needs of the service users* Adhere at all times to relevant Safeguarding procedures and immediately reporting child protection concerns internally in line with our client's policy and when appropriate to external bodies* Maintain knowledge and understanding of and adhere at all times to all our client's policies and procedures, legislative requirements and relevant inspection bodies criteria* Produce Social Work reports to be used externally and internally* Represent our client's and/or the service at external and internal meetings * In accordance with our client's policies and procedures, assist senior management to address service complaints as and when required* As and when required, provide support to colleagues at Joint Supervision meetings* Contribute to the development of the service by:o ensuring the voice of children/young people and carers/adopters are represented in the service through engaging in and where appropriate lead in the delivery of participation and consultation activities o delivering relevant training to our client's cohort of foster carers and adopters to the relevant standards on both a group and individual basis and provide feedback to enable training materials to be updated to remain relevant and effectiveo providing feedback to enable the development of service policies and procedures or assist with service development projects in line with service business planso providing feedback to enable development of service policies and procedures and service delivery to young persons, carers and adopterso supervision* of staff, students or volunteers may be expected*allocating work, day to day supervision & supportKey ActivitiesBelow is an overview of the key tasks and activities that are associated with the role on a day to day basis within the Family Placement context. Please note this list is not exhaustive and is provided as an overview only.Fostering* Regular supervisory visits, including unannounced* Maintain accurate case recording at all times* Completion of Form F assessments* Partake in the Duty System* Attend relevant multi agency meetings such as LAC reviews* Representing the organisation at internal and external meetings* Producing qualitative reports to be shared with relevant external agencies (e.g. Court, Local Authority/Trust, regulatory bodies)* Partake in participation and consultation events with carers, children & young people* Training delivery in both Group and Individual settings* Undertaking project work as and when requiredAdoption* Maintain accurate case recording at all times* Completion of PAR/Adoption assessments* Attend relevant multi agency meetings such as LAC reviews* Representing the organisation at internal and external meetings* Family Finding* Linking & Matching* Producing qualitative reports to be shared with relevant external agencies (e.g. Court, Local Authority, regulatory bodies)* Partake in participation and consultation events with adopters, children & young people* Training delivery in both Group and Individual settings* Undertaking project work as and when requiredWhy let this opportunity slip through your fingers? Do you have some more questions regarding this or any other role?If you are interested in discussing the position further, please contact Leah Rowley on 07825 865146 / for a confidential discussion.Are you thinking about a change in your career? Whether you are in a permanent position, an existing locum or you are moving back to the job market and are exploring your options, we have opportunities that are exciting, well paid and flexible.I have over 15 years experience recruiting within the health care market. If this particular role does not sound quite right for you, we have a wide selection of roles across the country that may not be advertised. We are also able to source a particular role to suit your requirements, so whether you work with children or adults in any particular speciality, please get in touch to see how we can support you!Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.