The fostering service in Waltham Forest has re-shaped, bringing together its assessment and support service to provide consistency in support that we provide to foster carers. Social workers working in this service will be committed to establishing trusting relationships with their carers during the assessment stage, building on this further post approval and supporting them during their first placements when they are at their most vulnerable. There will be a separate stage one social worker to ensure timely responses to enquirers.
Applicants will have a working knowledge of relevant legislation and experience of working in children’s services. They will be enthusiastic and highly committed to providing support and challenge to our foster carers to ensure that the children of Waltham Forest receive quality care in a warm family environment.
They will be part of a service that supports its workers in the practice support group model and is involved in developing innovations such as the Mockingbird Family Model and Virtual Reality.