Abacus Fostering is a small fostering agency based in Birmingham. We have a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and reliable Social Worker to join our team on a temporary 12-month contract to cover maternity leave starting at the end of March.
Our agency is small and dynamic, we are looking to recruit someone who is happy in a multi-functional role.
Our company strives to deliver quality placements for children throughout the Midlands. The ethos of Abacus fostering is keeping children at the heart of what we do. We provide quality training, support and supervision to our foster families who are an integral part of the team.
You will need;
A Qualification in Social Work essential
To provide regular support and supervision to foster carers in line with agency procedures.
To take part in recruitment events activities and open days and evenings, to promote the work of the service and recruit potential foster carers
Carry out initial home visits and assessments of potential foster carers and support the carers throughout the application process and at all relevant agency and third party meetings.
Contribute and lead carer support group meetings on a regular basis and be part of agency planning and development of agency services.
Undertake office duty, placement searches and matching, respond to any crisis when needed.
Identify training needs of foster carers and deliver training where required.
Attend the fostering panel when required.
Ensure that each carer accepts, understands and operates within all policies and procedures of the service.
Participate in the out of hours duty service on a weekly rota.
Participate in staff supervision and take responsibility for own professional development.
To be familiar with and comply with all Abacus fostering policies and procedures.
Keep abreast of developing professional best practice.
Work with other organisations, including in the voluntary sector, to achieve joint objectives and provide complementary services.
Maintain confidentiality and observe data protection guidelines.
Ensure individual and company compliance with the prevailing Fostering Services Regulations and Fostering Services National Minimum Standards.
Qualification in Social Work essential
Undertake office duty, placement searches and matching, respond to any crisis when needed., Contribute and lead carer support group meetings on a regular basis and be part of agency planning and development of agency services., Undertake office duty, placement searches and matching, respond to any crisis when needed