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Fostering Social Worker

  • Job reference: APFostSWShef
  • Location: Rochdale, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Overall purpose of job:

It is the post holder's responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people with whom s/he has contact or for whom s/he is responsible.

- To promote and safeguard children's welfare within quality family placements.
- To ensure foster carers are assessed and supported.
- To ensure compliance with National Minimum Standards.


- To undertake the recruitment, approval, training and support functions related to foster carers.

- To undertake Form F assessments, to a high standard, of potential foster carers and reviews and present these to the fostering panel as required within agreed timescales.

- To ensure that all fostering households comply with the Foster Care Agreement, and the plans relating to the child they care for, and ensure that carers understand these and the tasks required of them.

- To ensure that the carers provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and learning environment for children/young people within which the child will have opportunity to learn, by continually monitoring the carers' suitability and competence.

- To support carers by telephone and home visits on a regular basis.

- To ensure that information regarding complaints and allegations is made available and is fully understood.

- To report any incident, allegation or suspicion of a Safeguarding Children nature to the Registered Manager and the child's social worker in a timely manner.

- To ensure all risk assessments are completed in a timely manner. To monitor their implementation and review them at least annually, or if circumstances warrant, more frequently.

- To work in partnership with everyone involved in the child's plan, including preparing for and contributing to all meetings, in a professional manner.

- Where identified, Link Workers will undertake direct tasks with the child/young person in place, or with the carers as appropriate.

- To promote the child's, need for contact as assessed and agreed.

Council, offer the following Benefits:
- Claim Mileage per mile
- Regular Support and Supervisions
- Remote Working
- On-site Parking

- Degree in Social Work
- Experience working within Fostering or Adoption

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Theo at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!