Childrens Supervisor Social Worker - Cardiff

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

 Recruit, support and develop foster carers

 To deliver a quality service to carers, children and young people in our care

 Contribute to the growth & development of the business

KEY ACTIVITIES

SUPPORT AND SUPERVISION OF FOSTER CARERS

1. Recruit, assess, and monitor the continued suitability and competence of foster carers ensuring they

provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and learning environment for children/young people

2. Ensure that carers fully understand the fostering task, competencies to be achieved and the

standards expected, including complaints and representation procedures as detailed in the Agency’s

Fostering’s policies and procedures

3. Provide and record regular supervision to allocated foster carers in line with the agency’s operational

standards and undertake such additional support visits/telephone contact with foster carers as

required taking into account all family members needs

4. Contribute to Foster Carer Annual Reviews, within required timescales, providing written evidence of

competence. Presenting Annual Review Reports to Review Fostering Panel as required

5. Social Workers should ensure that all of their carers have an accurate and up to date Foster Care

Agreement that meets regulatory requirements

6. Identify learning and development needs of Foster carers, Record in a Personal Professional

Development Plan and recommend actions required

7. Undertake initial visits and Carer aassessments as part of your caseload as required by the business

8. Attend meetings to support foster carers, children and young people (all professional meetings

relevant to any above parties)

9. Support foster carers in achieving and working within children’s care plans including moving on into

independence

10. Assist in the delivery of training for foster carers including ‘Skills to Foster’

11. Ensure that foster carers are aware of wider support systems available e.g. Fostering Network and

Foster Talk

12. Participate in an office based placement duty system on a rota basis

JOB DESCRIPTION


13. Out of Hours duty system on a rota basis


SAFEGUARDING

1. Ensure each child has an accurate and up to date Care Plan on file and that carers have a copy

available for reference

2. Work in partnership with the relevant authority to ensure that the child and young person’s needs as

identified in the Care Plan and placement agreement are met

3. Ensure each child has a placement agreement on file and that carers have a copy available for

reference if appropriate

4. Ensure that comprehensive case recordings are completed and maintained within policy timeframes

5. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of Safeguarding procedures and attend safeguarding training as

offered by the organization

6. Participate in negotiations between the agency and Local Authorities to ensure that each child or

young person placed is carefully matched with a Foster Carer capable of meeting their needs

7. Complete paperwork and procedures in relation to significant Incidents and Notifiable Events within

company timescales

8. Ensure the necessary Risk Assessments are completed in line with the Agency’s policies and

procedures

9. Attend social and consultation activities relating to the support of children, young people and foster

carers

10. In consultation with line manager, ensure that learning and professional development needs are met

11. Ensure that all foster carers and adult household members have an up to date DBS/medical/health &

safety home check

12. Undertake regular visits to children and young people placed in our care in line with company policy


BUSINESS/COMMERCIAL

1. Provide a contribution to or compliance with the Regional Business plan for placement growth,

recruitment and retention of carers

2. Promote the benefits of the Compass Community in all stakeholder meetings, representing the

organization and range of services that we offer at all times

3. To develop and maintain positive working relationships with all colleagues to support the

development of the region


ADMINISTRATION

1. Take responsibility for administration in relation to the social work task to include file administration,

typing of all communication, reports and case recordings

2. To take overall responsibility for the foster care and children’s file, ensuring relevant and accurate

information is recorded in a timely manner

3. To meet with the team administrator on a face to face basis in line with agency QA/Auditing policy

timeframes

4. Undertake personal responsibility to ensure you are trained and competent with the company’s

system and database


ORGANISATIONAL

1. To undertake broadly similar duties commensurate with the level of the post as required by the

manager even where the tasks are not specifically outlined in the job description

2. To be an effective advocate for Compass, promoting a positive image to maintain our high standards

and positive reputation

3. To work within the provisions of the Data Protection Act, observing strict confidentiality in relation to

all aspects of work undertaken.

4. The post holder will be expected to competently use electronic systems effectively

5. The post holder will be expected to undertake training and development deemed necessary for the

pursuance of the post

6. The post holder will be expected to ensure compliance with all policies within the employee

handbook.

7. Ensuring compliance with safeguarding procedures, throughout all work within the Company,

keeping the manager informed of work in progress and inform the manager immediately of any child

protection matter or serious complaint.

8. The nature of the agency business means that tasks and responsibilities are sometimes

unpredictable. Staff are therefore expected to work flexibly when the occasion arises.

9. Travel is expected as part of this role including travel to other Compass Community offices.
What's on offer for the Social Worker?

  • Excellent competitive pay rate
  • 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 Adults, in particular previous experience of Assessment work
  • Social Work England registration or Social Care Wales registration for North Wales.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment


Benefits of working with Semester.co.uk:

  • 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 *


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