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Assessing Social Worker - Fostering Recruitment Team

£35 - £38 per hour
Fostering & Adoption
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Post Date:
17-06-2022 11:12 AM
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Carmen Thong

We are looking to recruit an Assessing Qualified Social Worker in the Fostering Recruitment Team within Lewisham Council. The successful candidate will be working in a well-structured, organised team who are growing their social worker staffing levels.

Lewisham pay close attention to looking after their Social Workers and strive to ensure they feel supported and welcomed in their roles. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a stable working environment with experienced leadership, whilst receiving regular supervision and training opportunities.

The responsibilities of the Social Worker includes:

  • Responsible for the assessment of mainstream fostering and supported lodgings applicants.

  • This will involve carrying out full assessments of an applicant's suitability to foster or to become a supported lodgings provider.

  • Through the recruitment and assessment of foster carers and supported lodgings providers, the successful candidate will play an important role in meeting the department's objectives of achieving greater placement choice and a higher proportion of children being cared for by Lewisham's approved foster carers or young people moving onto independence.

  • Demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of Fostering and an understanding of the range of issues faced by vulnerable children, their families and the challenges this brings for Social Workers and foster carers.

  • Completing Form F Assessments.

  • Understand the needs of looked after children, have a passion for family placements for children in care.

To ideal candidate will have:

  • Social Work England registration

  • Eligibility to work in the UK

  • Social Work qualified (MA/BSc/DPSW/CQSW/MSc/BA)

Working with Ackerman Pierce you will be guaranteed weekly payment and access to continued profession development, including a dedicated consultant to support you through the interview and on boarding process. The position offers a long contract within a stable supportive team with a great location and excellent transport links as well as being close to central London.

To discuss this vacancy or any similar vacancies we currently have available in London, please email your updated CV or contact Carmen Thong for more information.

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