We are looking for a motivated and dynamic Social Worker to join our fostering service as Panel Advisor. You will be energetic, inspirational, and passionate about achieving positive outcomes for children and young people living in foster care.
The role is 18 hours per week.
The successful candidate will have an in-depth understanding of relevant care planning and fostering legislation, and will be able to confidently advise the Fostering Panel on relevant statutory requirements, regulations and national minimum standards, as well as local policy and procedures.
You will be committed to the development of consistently good practice within fostering assessments, reviews of Foster Carers, Post Allegation Reviews and Continued Suitability to Foster Reviews, and be able to quality assure documents being presented to the fostering panel, to ensure they meet the required standards.
The post holder will be required to contribute to the statutory reporting for panel and work with the fostering team and panel to implement practice improvements identified within the Local Authority’s wider plans and strategy.
You will be expected to work closely with Team Managers responsible for the recruitment and retention of carers, the Annual Reviewing Officer responsible for the reviews of carers, Children’s Social Workers and the Fostering Panel Chair and Fostering Panel Members.
You will be required to train and provide regular practice updates and learning for our central list panel members and staff. You must be social work qualified and registered with Social Work England
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Trudy Eastwood by email at Trudy.Eastwood@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.
We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Fostering Panel Advisor - Job Profile
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