Qualified Social Worker – Fostering Team

Basic Overview
Salary: £30 – £35/hour benefits
Job Type: Full Time / Temporary
Minimum Salary: 30.00
Maximum Salary: 35.00
Job Location: Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent

Are you looking for a long term contract ?

Do you enjoy supporting children and families to overcome challenges within fostering ?

Do you want to help children to reach their full potential?

If so, then we have the role for you!

As well as working with a top local authority in the area, we are able to offer an attractive hourly rate.

We are proud to be the first tier supplier into Blaenau Gwent County Council, we will provide you with unique opportunities first and keep you informed of all QSW assignments.

Blaenau Gwent requires a social worker with suitable experience of Fostering . We would prefer a Social worker who has experience of working with foster carers and exposure to Form F assessments.

The Role

To assess and prepare prospective foster parents
To counsel out those applicants not suitable for the organisation
To prepare Form F reports for panel
To present assessments to foster panel
An high standard assessment is required within specified timescales. Requirements of Applicants

Eligible to work in the UK
A UK driving licence, own transport, and willingness to travel
A social work qualification CQSW
Up to date DBS check
Social care Wales Registration
A sound understanding of safeguarding issues
A minimum of 2 years post qualifying work experience in children's services
An ability to produce highly professional reports which are evidence based and with an emphasis on analysis
IT skills commensurate with producing high quality reports and associated documents
The ability and flexibility to manage your time, prioritise and organise your workload and to work to strict deadlines
Willingness to work evenings and weekends to fit in with applicants in full time employment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an eye for detail
A thorough knowledge of the complex needs of traumatised children and how these can be met in a fostering household
To monitor relevant checks received and inform us of any delays
Knowledge of Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards Desirable

Previous experience of completing Form F assessmentsBenefits

Dedicated consultant – one point of contact
Accredited training / keep up to date – manual handling, health and safety at work, conflict management, safeguarding vulnerable adults/children
Weekly payroll
Competitive pay rates
Full time and part time shifts available
Working with a top local authority
Weekly mailers keeping you up to date with posts within your locality
Receive up to £300 for referring a friend or colleague (T&Cs apply)Do you have some more questions regarding this or any other role?

If you are interested in discussing the position further, please contact Ian Davies on (phone number removed) for a confidential discussion.

I have over 20 years experience in recruiting. If this particular role does not sound quite right for you, we have a wide selection of roles across the country that may not be advertised. We are also able to source a particular role to suit your requirements, so whether you work with children or adults in any particular speciality, please get in touch to see how we can support you!

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing

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