Reviewing Officer | Foster Care | (London) (Hampshire & Dorset)

Location
South region
Salary
£150 per completed review
Posted
25 Jan 2017
Closes
22 Feb 2017
Ref
HO-FC-RO-BRI
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time

Reviewing Officer | Foster Care | (London) (Hampshire & Dorset)

Swiis are looking to recruit Independent Reviewing Officers in the London, Hampshire, and Dorset area on a sessional basis.

This is an exciting opportunity for registered social work professionals to take on a challenging and stimulating role as a Reviewing Officer, undertaking the annual reviews of our foster carers.  The role is linked to our Bristol and South Region service.

Swiis Foster Care England is an Independent Fostering Provider recruiting foster carers throughout the UK, to provide placements for children who are referred by Local Authorities.

Key Tasks:

  • Reviewing foster carers in line with legislation, best practice and Ofsted standards.
  • Providing reports and recommendations in relation to the approval of foster carers which are submitted to fostering panel and our Agency Decision Maker.
  • Participate in the quality assurance of the service.

Benefits:

  • £150 per review completed
  • Comprehensive professional support
  • On-going training provided for all sessional social workers

Essential requirements:

  • Current HCPC registration
  • Prior experience of undertaking social work assessments
  • Recognised professional social work qualification
  • Knowledge of child care legislation and other relevant legislation/initiatives pertaining to foster care
  • Willingness to work on a flexible basis, e.g. evenings and weekends
  • Ability to produce high-quality assessments
  • Ability to travel across designated region
  • Ability to work in the UK without visa restrictions

Desirable:

  • Current enhanced DBS
  • Car driver
  • 2 years of post-qualification experience in family placement/fostering
  • Strong IT skills

About us

At Swiis, we believe that good and great are two entirely different things. So we aim for the latter in everything we do. That’s why Swiis Foster Care is a national leading Independent Fostering Agency, regularly rated Ofsted Outstanding for the high-quality service provided to our foster carers and children and young people in our care.

Apply now

If you believe that you have the motivation and ambition to work for one of the finest Independent Foster Care Agencies in the UK and have the desire to really improve outcomes for looked after children, then please apply now.

Please submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment and study history.

Swiis is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, where applicable Post holders will subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service or Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme in Scotland.

Due to the volume of applicants, if you have not received a response from us within 14 days, please assume that you have not been successful in your application.