Job Role: Independent Foster Care Assessor
Location/Team: West Midlands/North West of England/South West of England
Salary Range: £2,000 per completed assessment
Swiis Foster Care is currently recruiting Independent Assessors to work on a sessional basis undertaking Skills Assessments on prospective foster carers to cover various areas in England.
The Assessors will benefit from £2,000 per completed assessment and comprehensive professional support and training, plus travel expenses, and will be expected to work flexible hours.
As an experienced assessor, you will work within the agreed agency timescales to assess and prepare prospective foster carer applicants. You would also be expected to be available for Supervision with the local office Registered Manager during the assessment process and will need to attend training with Swiis, as requested.
- MA/BA in Social Work/DipSW/CQSW
- Current HCPC registration
- Experience in completing Form F assessments
- 2 years of post-qualification experience in family placement/fostering
- Strong IT skills
- Prior experience of undertaking social work assessments
- Recognised professional social work qualification
- Knowledge of child care legislation and other relevant legislation/initiatives pertaining to foster care
- Willingness to work on a flexible basis, e.g. evenings and weekends
- Ability to produce high-quality assessments
- Confidence and proficiency in presenting to the agency panel
- Driving license and own transport
- Ability to work in the UK without visa restrictions
- £2,000 per completed assessment
- Comprehensive professional support
- On-going training provided for all sessional social workers
Swiis Foster Care is a national leading Independent Fostering Agency with consistently Outstanding Ofsted inspections due in part to the high-quality service provided to our foster carers and children and young people in our care. Swiis Foster Care is a family-owned independent fostering provider which has been operating for over twenty years.
Swiis Foster Care is a continuously expanding company and offers significant development opportunity for the right candidate.
If you believe that you have the appropriate experience and ambition to work for one of the finest Independent Foster Care Agencies in the UK and have the desire to really improve outcomes for children and young people looked after, then please submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment history.
Swiis is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring that our staff have excellent working conditions and genuine career opportunities. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake the appropriate checks which will include an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check.