Social Worker – Family and Friends Support Team ( Fostering )

West Midlands


Salary: From £27.53 to £29.93 per hour

Job description

Social worker – Family and friends Support team – Fostering

HCL Workforce Solutions is looking to recruit a locum Social worker to work in a Family and Friends team for our master vend client, a children’s trust in the Birmingham area of the West Midlands.

About the role

The family and friends support team works with connected persons foster carers who are approved at panel and require a fostering supervising social worker under the fostering regulations and national minimum standards.

The connected persons foster carers access:

  • 6 weekly supervisions
  • Annual foster home review
  • Unannounced home visits twice per year
  • Attendance at training and support groups for connected carers.
  • Support to complete the training standards.
  • Undertaking risk assessments.

The role requires some fostering support experience and an understanding of the fostering regulations and experience of attending fostering panels.

The role also includes supporting connected persons foster carers to apply for permanence via a special guardianship order. The assessments are completed by the fostering supervising social worker and the original Form C report is updated for court purposes. The role requires some court work experience.

Once an SGO is granted the team provides 6 months post order support via monthly visits, attendance at CIN meetings and a support group run by the team called ‘family ties’

We have been working with this council for over five years as a master vendor, and have placed hundreds of social work professionals there.

It is an exciting time to join the team in Birmingham – since they relaunched as a Children’s Trust in April 2018, there has been significant progress in development across all of the children’s social care services they provide. The work our candidates carry out, building relationships and supporting some of the most disadvantaged young people in the city is vitally important – the focus on delivering great social work remains paramount.

What you will need for this role:

  • You must have the right to work in the UK
  • SWE registration
  • Relevant social work qualification with at least 2 years post-qualifying experience
  • Current DBS/DBS Update Service
  • Access to a car and a full UK driving licence
  • Fostering background

Who are HCL Workforce Solutions?

HCL Workforce Solutions provides services to both public and private sector organisations, covering Qualified Social Workers of all specialities including Children and Families to Adult Services and approved mental health professionals. HCL are at the forefront of qualified and unqualified social care provision.

Before placing you in any social work role, we will make sure that the job matches your skill set and is aligned with your ambitions as a social work professional. A healthy work-life balance is crucial to long-term success in any sort of career, so we will make great efforts to match you with roles that can accommodate your personal needs and commitments.

We believe that motivation and job satisfaction are key to ensuring that you are able to deliver the highest possible standard of care to every service user you encounter, so our recruitment practices reflect this.

Benefits of working with HCL :

  • A lucrative referral scheme
  • Weekly payments
  • Dedicated registration team to help you through the process
  • Career support and guidance from an experienced consultant
  • Full preparation and support before interview and throughout your placement

Interested in taking the next step in your career?

We’d love to speak to you about this role and client – if you’re interested in having a chat in more detail about the position, apply online today with your CV.

You can also give Caitlyn West a call on 02078618777 to discuss any questions you may have.

If this isn’t the role for you, we work with local authorities and private employers throughout the UK – give us a call to discuss how we can help find you the perfect social work role for you!

HCL is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.

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