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Fostering Social Worker, South East London

  • Job reference: fosterswlewish2010
  • Location: Lewisham, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Fostering Social Worker, South East London

We are currently recruiting for an Experienced Fostering Social Worker in Lewisham, South East London

You will be working 36 hours a week and hoping to start ASAP.

This is a 3 month contract with a chance of extension.

About the role:
*The team is responsible for providing resources and services to help improve the outcome for Lewisham's Children in Care and Care Leavers.
*The successful candidate will be responsible for the assessment of mainstream, emergency foster carers and supported lodgings providers. This will involve carrying out full assessments of an applicant's suitability to foster.
*Through the recruitment and assessment of foster carers and supported lodgings providers, the successful candidate will play an important role in meeting the department's objectives; achieving greater placement choice and a higher proportion of children being cared for by Lewisham's approved foster carers or moving onto independence.

Skills and Experience required:
*understand the needs of looked after children, have a passion for family placements for children in care.
*Have a thorough knowledge of safeguarding, fostering services and related agendas, practice and policies, as well as thorough knowledge of all associated legislation.
*have experience of working directly with children, young people, families and carers.
*have knowledge of the assessment process and be able to evidence effective assessment and report writing skills.
*Evidence ability to provide quality and timely assessments of mainstream, emergency foster carers and supported lodgings providers.
*Have the ability to remain organised, formulate and maintain accurate plans, reports and records and the ability to meet deadlines is essential.
*have at least 2 years of post-qualifying experience and must have a relevant social work qualification and registration.

Working with Service Care Solutions comes with many benefits, including -
*A specialist consultant specific to you with a wide range of social work knowledge
*Excellent and competitive rates of pay
*An extensive range of exclusive Social Work vacancies available throughout the UK
*Expert payroll service processed twice per week
*Frequent job updates sent to you exclusively to meet your requirements
*£250 bonus offered for referring a friend to any job role
*Loyalty Bonus Scheme granting access to our rewards website which includes free gifts such as televisions, mobile phones and more

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Nosheen at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email Nosheen.Hussain@servicecare.org.uk

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!

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