Senior Social Worker - Family Finding & Targeted Services

Telford, Shropshire
£34,788 - £37,849 per annum
09 May 2019
06 Jun 2019
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Fostering - Family Finding & Targeted Services


37 hours per week


This post is currently eligible for a market factor allowance of £1,000 per annum for social workers with 2 years post qualification social work experience.

At the direction of the Team Manager Family Finding & Targeted Services, to lead and co-ordinate activities in relation to the recruitment and pre-approval training of a range of Foster Carers, respond to enquiries, undertake initial visits, update recruitment information and provide information to members of the public interested in becoming Foster Carers, deliver pre approval training and contribute to marketing and publicity information and events  in relation to the recruitment of Foster Carers.

To directly manage a mixed caseload consisting of Form F assessments and the supervision and support of Foster Carers approved to provide Targeted foster placements involving children and young people with complex needs, emergency placements, stepdown from residential care, parent and child, sole placements.

At the direction of the Team Manager Family Finding and Targeted Services work  with the lead Social Worker family finding within the team,  children and young people’s Social Workers  across Children’s Safeguarding and Specialist Service to discuss matching of children and young people who require a range of foster placements through the  development and maintenance of frequent meetings and communication with: Brokerage, Children and young people’s Social Workers, Foster Carers,  the Family Finding and Targeted Services team members,  the Mainstream Fostering team, Assessment and Permanency.

Participate in the weekly Placement finding duty rota to find and match children and young people with Foster Carers as a consequence of emergency, short term/ respite and long term foster placements within the Family Finding and Targeted Services

For further information on the role please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

For more information about working for Telford & Wrekin Children's Social Care, please view our recruitment page:

Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position.  Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.

We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.

Sorry but CVs will not be accepted.

If you have any queries regarding the post, please contact Daniel Chell, Team Manager, on 01952 383024 or  

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification