Locum Fostering Social Worker

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12 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016
Locum Social Worker Specialist Children's Services Fostering Ashford, Kent 3 months (covering long term sickness) Purpose of the Job: The Social Worker will be responsible to manage a caseload of various levels of complexity, involving the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate action, contributing to the effective application of resources to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their adoptive and foster families. The post holder should be working in line with the competency standards set out in the Children & Families Training Framework. Main duties and responsibilities: Manage a caseload to include complex and diverse cases, involving assessments, reviews and the preparation of welfare reports and supervised court attendance, to effectively meet the needs of the client group, in line with the competency standards set out in the Children & Families Training Framework - Adoption & Fostering Practice. Contribute to and review the development of on going initiatives to achieve a more effective use of resources within Children & Families Services. Initiate and develop close working partnerships with statutory agencies, the Health Service, including Acute and Community Trusts and Primary Care Trusts, the Education Authority, District Councils, the commercial and private sector, voluntary and private agencies, carers and those with parental responsibility in order to facilitate effective service delivery. Inform advise, counsel and support adoptive parents and foster carers, individually and in group settings, to relieve stress and modify attitudes of behaviour to meet the needs of the client. Ensure that information systems, e.g. CAFIS, and client records are effectively maintained to provide up-to-date and accurate information, upon which decisions affecting service delivery can be made. Maintain a personal awareness of legislation, departmental and corporate policies and procedures, particularly those relating to Looked After Children, Children in Need and Child Protection, acting in line with these to ensure consistency and a high quality of service delivery across the Directorate. Recruit, train, assess and support adoptive parents and foster carers to facilitate the adoption and fostering process to ensure that there is a suitable range of placements to meet the needs of children within the District and across the County and to facilitate the adoption and fostering process. Attend regular in-house core training courses and compile a portfolio of evidence, supported by experiences in the field to achieve appropriate competency levels within practice level 2 of the Competency Assessment Social Worker Career Grade - Adoption and Fostering or equivalent. Connect2kent is a recruitment business. Closing date for applications is Monday 24th October 2016. For more information please contact Alison Harper on 01622 236748 or email: . This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66866232

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