Fostering Social Worker
We are seeking to appoint a full-time Fostering Recruitment & Assessment Social Worker for this busy, friendly fostering team in Enfield. The role will involve recruiting foster carers, delivering skills to foster training and assessing foster carers regarding their suitability to foster. The post holder will need to have good communication skills and the ability to write good analytical reports within timescales. The post holder will also need to have an in depth understanding of the specific needs of looked after children and how these can be met in a family placement. Good organisational skills in planning and carrying out fostering assessments alongside recruitment tasks are required, as well as experience in working with foster carers and/or children in care.
Enfield has over 300 looked after children and our aim is to care for as many of them as possible within our in-house foster placements. The team has a marketing and recruitment officer who works collaborative with the social work staff to ensure campaigns are targeted to meet the changing needs of the service. Enfield’s Fostering Team is also part of the North London Fostering Consortium working in partnership with five other boroughs on a number of initiatives. Enfield’s Children’s Services has excellent training opportunities for staff across all teams.
If you are a qualified, experienced and registered Social Worker, and passionate about wanting to recruit and assess foster carers who can meet the needs of our looked after children, then this could be the opportunity for you. Enfield’s Children’s Services has maintained its ‘Good’ Ofsted rating so come and be a part of its ongoing successful achievements for our Looked After Children.
For an informal discussion, please contact Renee Powell, Team Manager on 020 8379 1209 or email Renee.Powell@enfield.gov.uk
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
2. full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing Date: 23:59 Monday 19th April 2021
Interview date(s): TBC
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“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.
For an informal discussion, please contact Renee Powell, Team Manager on 020 8132 2628 or email Renee.Powell@enfield.gov.uk