RT Social Care are currently seeking for a Fostering Social Worker. The successful candidate will be responsible for the assessment of mainstream, emergency foster carers and supported lodgings providers. This will involve carrying out full assessments of an applicant’s suitability to foster. Through the recruitment and assessment of foster carers and supported lodgings providers, the successful candidate will play an important role in meeting the department’s objectives; achieving greater placement choice and a higher proportion of children being cared for by Lewisham’s approved foster carers or moving onto independence. Key Skills: * Understand the needs of looked after children, have a passion for family placements for children in care. * A thorough knowledge of safeguarding, fostering services and related agendas, practice and policies, as well as thorough knowledge of all associated legislation. * Experience of working directly with children, young people, families and carers. * Knowledge of the assessment process and be able to evidence effective assessment and report writing skills. * Evidence ability to provide quality and timely assessments of mainstream, emergency foster carers and supported lodgings providers. * Have the ability to remain organised, formulate and maintain accurate plans, reports and records and the ability to meet deadlines is essential. * At least 2 years of post qualifying experience and must have a relevant social work qualification and registration Requirements: * Degree or equivalent in social work * Current Social Work England registration By Working with RT-Social Care you will receive the following benefits: * Dedicated specialist consultant * Mentoring Programme: Access to a Senior Manager in Social Services for career advice and mentoring service * £250* signing on bonus once you have been in role for 6 weeks * Referral bonus of £250* * Free DBS and compliance service * Free CV writing Service * Prompt and reliable payroll * Access to numerous CPD events and training opportunities RT Social Care are an equal opportunities employer and have access to jobs across the whole of the UK. *terms and conditions apply.
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