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Fostering Support Worker

  • Salary: £18000 per annum
  • Location: Erdington, West Midlands
  • Date posted: 22-05-2017
  • Sector: Support Work, Fostering, Social Care
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00001968_1495470134

An exciting opportunity for a Fostering Support Worker to join an established and ambitious Independent Fostering Agency in the West Midlands, great starting salary and progression opportunities.

My client, a leading Independent Fostering Agency (IFA) with offices across the North West and West Midlands, are seeking an experienced Fostering Support Worker to support their Foster Care Development Workers (Social Workers) in their West Midlands office.

The Fostering Support Worker's main responsibilities are to

Work under the Foster Care Development Workers
Undertake direct work with young people and carers
Offer practical support to the social workers
Be integral in the assessment, placement and discharge process of a young person in foster care
Attend Care and Young Person assessment meetings
Arrange and attend support meetings for carers
Oversee the process ensuring every stage is completed correctly, fully and on time
Ensure all paperwork, administration and reports are completed fully
Support the Young Person in their placement
Undertake any tasks, within FSW experience level, delegated by the Foster Care Development Worker

This is a fantastic role for an experienced social care professional or a newly qualified social worker who wishes to gain some experience in an unqualified social worker role.