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Social work assistant

Job Description

Lewisham Council are recruiting for a Social Work Assistant

Fostering Service is seeking a fostering duty worker who has good communication skills and can respond to calls and emails from Foster Carer's as well as working alongside several Social Work Teams for an example Placements, R&A, FSS, SGO Team, LAC and Leaving Care. A duty worker who can develop and maintain strong relationships with Foster Carer's, Social Work Teams, and Partner Agencies such as Health and Education.

A duty worker who is professional, sensitive, and able to provide a helpful response to foster carers on the phone or via email whilst on Duty. A duty worker who can provide information and advice to foster carers about relevant Resources, and to refer them on, as necessary in consultation with SSW's and Fostering Team Manager's.

A duty worker who is able to maintain accurate and relevant computerised records, and undertake administrative duties including placement searches, demographic enquiries, updating records, correspondence, and maintenance of office systems.

A duty worker who will work very closely with the Placements Team with the view of identifying suitable placements for children who are looked after. Experience required. This is a non-qualified social work role, however,

Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing are essential and the successful candidate would have held a role previously interacting with other Teams, children and families or foster carers. This is an office based role, based at the Lewisham Fostering Hub in Catford, SE6.

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