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Fostering Social Worker!

Location: CLAPHAM COMMON, LONDON Salary: 28.00 - 30.00 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Care Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 12 months ago Reference: 3061563
Do you have previous experience within a Fostering team?

Do you have previous experience as a social worker in a statutory environment?

Reed are currently seeking Qualified Social Workers for a Fostering Team in the London Borough of Lewisham.

Job Purpose
To carry out her/his duties with due regard to the Council’s Customer Care, Equal ------Opportunities and Best Value Policies and incorporating the Council’s Core   Competencies.
To work with the Shared Care Co-ordinator to maintain a database of all children   requiring respite care through the Share and Care scheme through liaison with the - --Children with Disabilities team

To undertake supervisory visits in line with policy and legislation.

To write detailed referrals, profiles and reports that reflects an understanding of the needs of Looked after Children requiring a Shared care resource and a commitment to culturally sensitive practice addressing the needs of children and young people with disabilities.

To liaise, problem solve and negotiate with social workers, foster carers, independent fostering agencies and members of the public to ensure the best interest of the child are met.

To provide information, undertake assessments and make recommendations regarding the suitability of prospective foster care applicants who have applied to be Shared care foster carers.

To be aware of and work within appropriate financial regulations and procedures and to ensure that the most effective use is made of financial and other resources.

The ability to work as part of a team.

To maintain performance against targets, have the ability and commitment to use Information Technology .

To contribute towards the development of best practice within the unit.

To take a high degree of responsibility for professional development.

To participate in projects to recruit substitute families and evaluate their effectiveness.

To keep abreast of relevant legislation and regulations, departmental policies and procedures affecting the fostering service.

To participate in regular supervision and the Performance Management Employee Development Scheme.

To take part in the provision of training for foster care applicants and foster carers.

*Shows understanding of the principles of equality and values diversity in her or his dealings with fellow employees and customers/service users.

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