Are you passionate about making a positive and lasting difference to children and young people?
Would you like the benefits of a permanent staff member and still take home a salary that matches a locum?
If so we want to hear from you. Randstad are delighted to be working in cooperation with a Private sector client to recruit a Supervising Social Worker for their Rustington office in West Sussex. The successful candidate will receive a strong salary ranging up to £36,000 depending on experience. Working from home is available however, you will be required to travel for the role, and therefore a car and a valid driving license are essential to the role.
We are looking for a committed social care professional that possesses a sound knowledge of fostering legislation and practice issues who will be able to continue to deliver the same high standards of service. We are looking for applicants who possess a real drive and share our client's vision. In return they are offer a competitive salary, contributory pension scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and an additional a day off for your birthday! As well as opportunities for career development.
The successful applicant must hold a Social Work Qualification Degree/Masters/CCETSW, be registered with Social Work England & have completed there ASYE to be considered.
Purpose of the role:
To recruit, support and develop the skills of our foster carers to ensure that we provide outstanding care and the best possible outcomes for our children and young people in our care.
To work in collaboration with all stakeholders and strive to ensure that the children and young people in our care reach their full potential.
To provide a comprehensive, flexible and high quality service to carers, children and young people in our care using legal, regulatory and statutory guidance to inform practice decisions and to safeguard and protect against harm.
To understand and contribute to the growth and continued development of the Fostering service.
To recruit, assess, and monitor the skills of our foster carers to ensure that they provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and learning environment for our children.
To work with carers to ensure that they fully understand their role, identify and capture their development needs on a personal development plan (PDP).
Assist in the 'Skills to Foster' training as appropriate.
To provide support to carers to enable them to evidence level of competence against required training standards within timescales, and following an assessment, sign off each standard.
Provide and record regular supervision to allocated foster carers
Develop and forge strong relationships with local authorities maximise placements and achieve the best outcomes for children.
Provide support based on evidence and best practice, which is tailored to meet individual child and the foster family and appropriate to the situation.
Provide written case notes and reports
Understand and recognise that children's safeguarding needs change, report concerns appropriately to your line manager in line with safeguarding policy and procedures
Lead investigations of allegations of significant harm to children in consultation with other professionals and line manager.
Carry out in-depth assessment of applicants including undertaking initial visits and carer assessments.
To ensure that foster carers are fully versed in the fostering services policies and procedures and the support available to them including wider support systems e.g. Fostering Network and Fostertalk.
To contribute to Foster Carer Annual Reviews, within required timescales, providing written evidence of competence and presenting annual review reports to panel as required.
Ensure that risks are managed with the child's best interest at the centre of all decision making and that subsequent actions are followed through.
Participate in the out of hour's duty system on a rota basis....