Supervising Social Worker requireed for Client in North London.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION
To provide high quality supervision and support to an allocated number of foster carers in line with national regulations ,local guidance and best practice standards, individually, in families and in groups.
To support the delivery of effective training and support programmes to support carers in their day to day task of looking after children who may have complex needs.
To achieve evidenced based matching of children with inhouse foster carers, making suitable arrangements to enable successful placements, taking account of carer’s support needs
To work with the network of professionals (team around the child) to assist in care planning for children in need of permanent placements or to support a return to birth family members where appropriate.
To promote placement stability through effective partnership working and engagement with relevant support services and designated professionals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Safeguard and promote the welfare of children with relevance to family placements. To undertake regular child protection training at a level commensurate with the role
2. To take a holisitic approach to the needs of children and young people at all times
3. Work in partnership with other agencies to deliver effective services a part of a multi agency approach
4. To contribute directly to the delivery of the ECM agenda both for individual children and young people and as part of an approach to delivering services
5. To engage actively with North London Fostering Consortium to ensure that all children and carers have the best opportunities available.
6. To promote attainment and achievement for all young people, working actively with foster carers to enable the best support for young people
7. To promote healthy outcomes for all children, working with carers to enable the optimum health for each child
8. To contribute to the effective management of foster care resources, ensuring placements are made efficiently to the benefit of children, young people and foster carers.
To use and assist others in the use of information technology systems to carry out duties in the most efficient and effective manner.
To achieve agreed service outcomes and outputs and personal appraisal targets as agreed by the manager.
To undertake training and constructively take part in meetings, supervision, seminars and other events designed to improve communication and assist with the effective development of the post and postholder.
The post holder is expected to be committed to the Council’s core values of public service, quality, equality and empowerment and to demonstrate this commitment in the way they carry out their duties.
Ensure all the services within the area(s) of responsibility are provided in accordance with the Council's commitment to high quality service provision to users.
Ensure that duties are undertaken with due regard and compliance with the Data Protection Act and other legislation.
Carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and relevant Health and Safety legislation.
At all times carrying out responsibilities/duties within the framework of the Council's Dignity for all Policy. (Equal Opportunities Policy)
Interviews are taking place immediately, so please apply now to avoid disappointment!