Supervising Social Worker – Fostering Team

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The role

We have a great opportunity for a fostering social work role in one of London’s most diverse and vibrant boroughs. We want people who will focus on our carer, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things. So if you’re full of ideas, enthusiasm, hard-working values, and have a strong interest in improving fostering services, then Camden Fostering service is the right place for you.

The Fostering Team works closely with the Looked After Children and Care Leaver service and the Adoption and Permanence teams. In our September 2017 OFSTED Inspection the Fostering Service was judged to be a good service with Outstanding features for Outcomes for Children and Quality of Service.

Our achievements are numerous and include the implementation of a multi-agency children and young people’s strategy, which has assisted the move towards closer integration of services and multi-agency working.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic assessing supervising social worker for our Fostering Team.

You will have responsibility for undertaking Form F assessments along with the supervision preparation, training, support and review of foster carers whom are offering placements to Looked After Children. This is collaborative role of both assessing and supervising, you will also be required to participate in the Fostering Team’s duty rota over a number of days each month.  In addition to this you will have the opportunity to participate in various other team activities such as delivering support groups, skills to foster program or training to carers.

The role is within a dynamic service, working in a systemic approach under the Camden Model of Social Work.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

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We are looking for someone who is an experienced and exceptional social worker, focused on best outcomes for young people. We would like someone who take’s responsibility, can work both independently and collaboratively, and within a systemic approach. You will require 2 years post-qualification experience as a social worker, preferably within a Fostering team environment, with good investigative and analysis skills.

You must hold at least a Diploma in social work or equivalent qualification and be Social Work England (formerly HCPC) registered.

You will also have extensive experience in completing assessments, preferably Form F assessments, supervision preparation, training, support and review of foster carers offering placements to Looked After Children. Also, possess a sound knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children particularly the Children Act 1989, Fostering Service Regulations 2011, National Minimum Standards and other relevant guidance and standards.

Being able to negotiate and have the ability to deal with conflict, hostility and vulnerability is paramount. You will need to also be an expert practitioner, positive about the work and the development of the team and service will succeed in this role.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

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