Job Description

The post is for a social worker to undertake assessments of connected persons of the children currently allocated to social workers within the authority to promote and support children to remain placed within their families or connected persons network if they are unable to reside with their parents. the assessments will be :

Viability screening assessments

TACP24 assessments for children to be placed temporarily

Full carers assessments

SGO assessment .

The post requires the worker to undertake assessment of the carers and also provide support alongside this where the child is already in placement under a temporary approval in line with the national fostering standards.

Their role will be complete assessment and bring this to the fostering panel for approval and support carers until handover to the connected persons long term support team. This will involve supporting the development of support plans, fostering training and to seek approval of the carers at fostering panel.

Hold, manage and record accurately the assessment and interactions with carers and professionals .

To undertake supervisory visits, provide reviews information for the review of children’s placements with the carers, support carer training and also attend court to give evidence on cases they have assessed where required to do so .

Work with the team of Connected persons social worker to ensure there is a daily cover of the urgent placed TACP24 assessment.

Attend permanency planning meetings and multi-agency meetings, CLA reviews and case planning meetings with the social worker. and carers.

Advocating for carers and ensure they have the right support in place and ensure the delivery of unified & effective planning around placements for children & young people

Monitor referral information; ensuring all children & young people requiring accommodation are treated equally and as far as possible ensuring their needs in relation to gender, race, ethnicity, culture, special needs, disability and education are met

Taking a strength-based approach to managing situations

What's on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children's
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**