Senior Practitioner - Fostering

Recruiter
Iris Resourcing
Location
Birmingham
Salary
40000.00 GBP Annual + experience dependent
Posted
03 Sep 2017
Expires
01 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An 'outstanding', creative and quality focused IFA require a Senior Practitioner to join their team based in Birmingham.

This excellent IFA believes in the importance of creating opportunities for children and young people, enabling them to have happier lives, whilst building confidence and self esteem. They strive to make a positive and lasting change in the lives of the children who are entrusted to their care, with the aim to help children and young people in need of a safe and secure family environment by providing families with loving, caring and skilled people who will go the extra mile, time and again.

This IFA has a strong, passionate and supportive management structure and small, stable social work teams, with a presence across South East, the Midlands and the North West. They possess a holistic view of foster care, which encourages a proactive approach to engaging with children in all areas of family life.

Brief over view of responsibilities:

  • Supervision of a small team of social workers• Supporting the recruitment process of new foster families
  • Quality Assurance aspects relating to various areas of the agency
  • Conducting audits and ensuring statutory requirements are met at all times
  • Holding a small case load of foster carers
  • Monitoring and complying with all safeguarding aspects
  • Participation in delivering of training for foster carers
  • Flexible working and out of hours support to carers

You will be:

  • A qualified social worker
  • HCPC registered
  • Significant previous experience of working within a fostering team
  • Prior experience of staff support / supervision
  • A car owner / driver (essential)
  • Be prepared to travel across the region as required

Salary is to GBP40,000, experience dependent

For further information, please call Harriet Connolly on / or e mail

Iris Resourcing is an unrivalled specialist resourcing partner to the looked after children's social work sector, with a targeted focus across fostering & adoption: with a focus on permanent recruitment, we work strategically to find the ideal fit, matching experience, skills and aspirations.

If the above role is not suitable, but you are looking for a move within the sector, please do make contact to discuss what you may be looking for and other available opportunities.