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Social Worker - Fostering

  • Job reference: JM091220FOS
  • Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are working with Hertfordshire County Council and looking for a Children's Social Worker to join their Fostering Team on a temporary basis.

Purpose of the Job
To undertake the full range of social work duties in relation to statutory Family Placement work, such as fostering assessments, supervision, training and support. All in accordance with the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services and Fostering Services Regulations. Complete Special Guardianship reports, which comply with SGO Regulations and support Special Guardians in line with those Regulations. At all times to promote the best interests of children and young people.
Main Areas of Responsibility
Working alongside members of area teams, making and supporting placements, contributing to the planning and reviewing of children's placements, offering advice on family placement matters and attending departmental meetings as delegated by the Team Manager.
Keeping up-to-date with legislation, research and practice in relation to child care and the placement of children within their extended network.
To manage time to complete assessments, checks, reviews and supervision to meet the statutory timescales and court direction.
To carry a caseload of cases in the team, including a range of work such as assessing, supervising and training foster carers, maintaining appropriate records, and working to departmental policies and procedures as reflected in the responsibilities of the team.
To produces assessments that are clear, analytical and evidence based and answer to those assessments within panel and the court arena, where needed.
We have a duty to safeguard children and young people and a responsibility to ensure the safety of staff.

Please call Joshua Morrison on 01772 208964 to discuss more or Apply

Contract Details:
Temp 12 weeks locum role - with possible extension
Pay Rate - up to £28ph LTD
Hours - 37 per week
Location - Stevenage
Currently Due to COV19 there will be home base working and Virtual Contact with clients

If you are interested in the roles above, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Joshua Morrison at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email We offer £250 for any referrals!!

Benefits of working with Service care solutions
Free Payroll Service*
SCS will fund the £9 a week fee via ARCH Umbrella Company! if you secure a Qualified Social worker role.
Candidate Referral Bonus
SCS offer £250 for every Qualified Social Worker you refer over to us!
(£150 after 6 weeks in the assignment and £100 after completing 12 weeks)
Find your own job bonus
SCS will offer £150 to Qualified Social Workers sourcing their own job and referring it to the agency you must be placed in the role for 4weeks before payment can be made!
Permanent Qualified Social Worker Bonus*
If you are placed in to a permanent position by SCS we will pay £250 after you have completed 12 weeks in the role!
Subsidised training
SCS will pay up to £250 each year to help with your Continuing Professional Development

Loyalty Reward Scheme
SCS will pay a "Thank you" bonus to Qualified Social Workers after each 12-month period they complete with SCS