Social Worker Level 3 - Blackburn and Darwen - AGMA

  • Category
    Social Care - Social Work
  • Location
    Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Salary
  • External Reference

Social Worker Level 3 - Blackburn and Darwen - AGMA
Job Purpose
2 Years Plus experience
To assist in the provision of a comprehensive Fostering Service to looked after children and their families by participating in appropriate care planning, assessing prospective family and friends carers and supporting them in their care of children.

Main Tasks
*To assess the suitability of prospective family and friends carers in accordance with National Minimum Standards and Fostering Services Regulations 2011.
*To undertake Reg 24 assessments and Combined family and friends/SGO Assessments within agreed court timescales. You must be able to complete high quality assessments in a short timescales and have experience of family and friends assessment work. To attend court to present assessment reports as and when required.
*To support and supervise foster carers by advising and supervising them in meeting the needs of looked after children in accordance with Fostering Regulations.
*To prepare assessment reports for the Fostering Panel and other reports as required.
*To act as liaison for carers in their working relationships with the Department and other statutory and voluntary agencies. To manage an allocated workload and to record actions taken.
*To have computer skills and be willing to undertake relevant training. To keep up to date and organised case files.

Abide by the objectives and targets of both the Section and the Department, and follow the procedures and practices utilised in all aspects of the work, including computerised and manual systems and the maintenance of relevant records.
Fulfil personal requirements where appropriate with regard to Council policies and procedures, particularly Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Customer Care, Emergency Evacuation, Security, Work Standards, Sustainability and promotion of the Council's Strategic Objectives.

As a term of your contract, the Council reserves the right to vary your hours of work and require you to work outside the range of your 'typical working arrangements' specified in your Statement of Particulars. This will also include weekend working. The Council reserves the right at its discretion to effect this condition of your employment. Should this be necessary you will be given reasonable notice of any proposed changes.
This is an essential car user post.
Badenoch & Clark is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Badenoch & Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a registered Disability Symbol User.

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