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Social Worker - IFA - North West London

  • Job reference: IFA150720
  • Location: Brent, London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Social Worker - Independent Fostering Agency - North London

Service Care Solutions are looking for a Qualified Children's Social Worker to joint an Independent Fostering Agency based in North London. The key purpose of this vacancy is to hold a case of 10, whilst recruiting, training and supporting foster carers and promoting the welfare of children placed within the service. This is a permanent post.

SALARY - £30-35k p.a. dependent on experience
HOW TO APPLY - please send your current up to date CV to or alternatively call Jennifer on 01772 208964 for more information and a full job description!

*Active SW England registration
*Satisfactory Enhanced DBS
*Recognised social work qualification
*Clean UK driving license and access to own vehicle
*2 years + post qualifying experience in a similar area

*To assist in the recruitment of new foster carers by promoting our client by both formal and informal methods, and assisting in pre-selection training/information days
*Undertaking assessments of prospective foster carers for recommendation for approval by the Fostering Panel
*Provide monthly supervisory visits to foster carers with children in placement in accordance with company fostering policies
*Support foster carers at all professional meetings
*To participate in the out of hours rota
*Ensure that placements are made and sustained in accordance with a child's care plan
*Representing our client in all direct contacts with Local Authority Social Services and any other relevant intermediaries
*To assist in the provision of timely and complete form F assessments, reviews and other documentation required by the panel
Here are a few words about the service
"We pride ourselves on the high level of support we offer our foster carers. We understand that whilst very rewarding, fostering can also be extremely demanding.
We want to offer children and young people placed with our foster carers the security and stability they need in order to grow and develop. To help our carers to offer this high standard of care we think it is important to be flexible, and to be readily available to offer advice and support as needed."
Please note, due to the high number of applications we receive, we can only respond to individuals who meet our client's requirements.