Senior Practitioner - Fostering

Senior Practitioner - Fostering

INTEGRATED SERVICES PROGRAMME (ISP)

Senior Fostering Practitioner - 4 days/28 hours per week

Base Location: Battle, East Sussex

Salary: £32,000-£37,000 pro-rata

Benefits: £3,000 Car Allowance, 30 days' Annual Leave (rising to 35 days' with length of service) + Bank Holidays, Company Pension, Life Assurance x2 & Employee Discount Scheme (all benefits to be pro-rata'd)

About Us

Set up in 1987 by a small but passionate group of foster parents, we became the UK’s first independent foster care agency. That gives us the benefit of over 30 years' of fostering experience and we’re still going strong!

The founder members recognised that looked after children – especially those who’d had very difficult starts in life – needed specialist support. So right from the beginning they put the child at the centre of their thinking and surrounded them with an integrated range of support services. In fact, that's what ISP means: Integrated Service Programme.

Over time, this circle of support has increased to include a whole range of professionals that children and foster parents can tap into, whenever they need to. This includes social workers, fostering advisors, teachers and therapists, who all work with our foster parents and the children they look after, helping them understand and manage even the most challenging situations. This is what’s known as a ‘therapeutic approach’ to fostering and it’s something that we pioneered.

Organisation
ISP
Department
Social Work
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary
32,000-37,000 pro-rata
Geographical Location
South
Office
Battle
Position Reference
n/a
Closing Date
14-05-2021
Ref No
2905

Role Details

What we are looking for

ISP Battle is currently seeking a qualified Social Worker to work within an integrated team, towards promoting excellence of foster care practice throughout the organisation.

This is an exciting and varied Social Work role, responsibilities included are:

  • Supervision of Independent Social Workers including Form F Assessors and Panel Members
  • Overseeing the development of Form F Assessments
  • Organising and conducting annual reviews
  • Quality assurance
  • Delivery of Skills to Foster training courses
  • Managing safeguarding concerns and complaints
  • Carer recruitment activities

The role is very diverse and enables social workers to develop and build on their skill base in all arenas of fostering.

To be considered you must be an experienced, registered Social Worker within the Fostering sector and have experience of working with foster carers as professional colleagues within a multi-disciplinary arena.

For an informal conversation about this position please contact Emma Hannett on 07775 668 974.

To be considered for this post please hit apply.

All interviews at this time will be held virtually and all appointments managed pragmatically in line with individual and company needs.

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