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Placements Officer - Harrow

Placements Officer, £20,000 per annum based on experience - 35 hours per week - Permanent - Full time- Harrow

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that has been graded as 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted?

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that cares as much about its staff as it does about their children and young people?

If you answered yes to the above questions then Nexus Fostering are looking for a person just like you!

Main Purpose of Job

The Placements Officer will respond to placement requests and identify placement and service solutions. In addition they will develop relationships with Local Authority Placement Teams, promote vacancies, undertake associated administration and contractual functions, to ensure the highest possible standard of appropriate placements for children and young people referred to Nexus Fostering.

Main Duties

•    Receive referrals, make appropriate matching decisions and record relevant information concerning children and young people on to the company’s database.
•    In consultation with the Placements Manager and the Director ensure that each child or young person placed is carefully matched with a carer capable of meeting their needs.
•    Maintain a database of information relating to referrals, customers, children, young people and foster carers, including records of movements of children within the agency. Provide statistical information on referral and placement trends to inform service development.
•    Liaise with all stakeholders regarding the placement of children and young people, ensuring all relevant agreements are obtained and completed.
•    Obtain funding agreements and complete Local Authority Contracts, Pre-Placement and Individual Placement Agreements.
•    Liaise with Local Authority Customers to promote the services of Nexus Fostering.
•    Ensure that the protection of children and the promotion of their welfare is given absolute priority in all activities.
•    Develop administration systems pertaining to the post.
•    Attend and participate in internal and external meetings and forums.
•    To take responsibility for your own professional development – supervision, appraisal and training.
•    To actively participate in monthly supervision.
•    Maintain the system for recording Local Authority details.
•    Co-ordinate the annual review process agency wide.
•    To take reasonable care for the health and safety of him/herself and of other persons who may be affected by their acts and omissions and co-operate with management to enable management to carry out their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act. Employees have equal responsibility with the company for health and safety at work.
•    This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and you are expected to share this commitment.
•    To undertake any other duties that could reasonably fall within the scope of this post.

Who we are?

Nexus Fostering is a well-established and highly regarded fostering agency. Set up in 2002 by qualified and experienced social workers. Nexus Fostering place a high premium on the quality of support and care we provide to every one of our Foster Carers and, in turn, the children and young people placed with them. Nexus Fostering has been awarded 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Why work for us?

In return for your service not only will you be working for an employer that really cares but you will also receive the following fantastic benefits:
•    28 days holiday in your first year
•    Birthday day off
•    Good Health days (if you have no sickness within a 6 month period you get a further day off)
•    Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
•    Fostertalk membership
•    Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Scheme
•    Optional Private healthcare scheme. 

Please apply with your CV and an application form will be sent to you

CV to: kellyr@nexusfostering.co.uk 
 

Administration Assistant - Harrow

Administration Assistant - £9,000 to £15,000 per annum based on experience - 35 hours per week - Permanent - Full time- Harrow

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that has been graded as 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted?

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that cares as much about its staff as it does about their children and young people?

If you answered yes to the above questions then Nexus Fostering are looking for a person just like you!

Main Purpose of Job

To work as part of the team undertaking a range of administration support plus organising events, meeting and greeting visitors, managing the telephone lines, attending team meetings and various other duties.

Main Duties

•    Answer the telephone, take messages and ensure the appropriate person is informed.
•    Maintain paper & electronic files & keep up to date with relevant information and filing.
•    Manage, maintain & stock check supplies/literature etc.
•    Type correspondence, reports and other items as requested.
•    Responsible for buying and sending out cards to staff.
•    To undertake opening the office in the mornings, meeting and greeting visitors who come to the office.
•    Responsible for incoming and outgoing post.
•    Photocopying, filing, scanning, and shredding.
•    Maintain the company database as appropriate, inputting data.
•    Responsible for the ordering of stationery items, matching the invoices to the order and passing to the relevant Manager for payment.
•    Manage and updating departmental calendar.
•    Responsible for maintaining archiving system.
•    To actively participate in monthly supervision.
•    Ensure there is a supply of tea, coffee, refreshments and all office consumables within the office.
•    To take reasonable care for the health and safety of him/herself and of other persons who may be affected by their acts and omissions and co-operate with management to enable management to carry out their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act. Employees have equal responsibility with the company for health and safety at work.
•    This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and you are expected to share this commitment.
•    To undertake any other duties that could reasonably fall within the scope of this post.
•    This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and you are expected to share this commitment.
This job description sets out the major duties associated with the stated purpose of the post.  The tasks are likely to vary depending on the size of the administration team that you work within.

Who we are?

Nexus Fostering is a well-established and highly regarded fostering agency. Set up in 2002 by qualified and experienced social workers. Nexus Fostering place a high premium on the quality of support and care we provide to every one of our Foster Carers and, in turn, the children and young people placed with them. Nexus Fostering has been awarded 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Why work for us?

In return for your service not only will you be working for an employer that really cares but you will also receive the following fantastic benefits:
•    28 days holiday in your first year
•    Birthday day off
•    Good Health days (if you have no sickness within a 6 month period you get a further day off)
•    Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
•    Fostertalk membership
•    Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Scheme
•    Optional Private healthcare scheme. 

Please apply with your CV and an application form will be sent to you

CV to: anabelah@nexusfostering.co.uk 
 

Form F Assessors - Norfolk

We're looking for Form F Assessors in Norfolk

We are often looking for independent assessors to work with our foster carers during the assessment process. You will need to be a qualified Social Worker, HCPC registered with experience of completing Form Fs to a high standard. Generous rates offered. Requirements for the role:

  • A qualified social worker
  • Three years post qualification experience
  • HCPC registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F assessments
  • Your own transport and to be willing to travel
  • To pass statutory and company checks

Please send your CV, along with a covering letter to recruitment@bsnsocialcare.co.uk.

 

Form F Assessors - East London

We're looking for Form F Assessors in East London

We are often looking for independent assessors to work with our foster carers during the assessment process. You will need to be a qualified Social Worker, HCPC registered with experience of completing Form Fs to a high standard. Generous rates offered. Requirements for the role:

  • A qualified social worker
  • Three years post qualification experience
  • HCPC registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F assessments
  • Your own transport and to be willing to travel
  • To pass statutory and company checks

Please send your CV, along with a covering letter to recruitment@bsnsocialcare.co.uk.

Form F Assessors - South West

We're looking for Form F Assessors in the South West

We are often looking for independent assessors to work with our foster carers during the assessment process. You will need to be a qualified Social Worker, HCPC registered with experience of completing Form Fs to a high standard. Generous rates offered. Requirements for the role:

  • A qualified social worker
  • Three years post qualification experience
  • HCPC registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F assessments
  • Your own transport and to be willing to travel
  • To pass statutory and company checks

Please send your CV, along with a covering letter to recruitment@bsnsocialcare.co.uk.

Form F Assessors - North and East Midlands

We're looking for Form F Assessors in the North and East Midlands

We are often looking for independent assessors to work with our foster carers during the assessment process. You will need to be a qualified Social Worker, HCPC registered with experience of completing Form Fs to a high standard. Generous rates offered. Requirements for the role:

  • A qualified social worker
  • Three years post qualification experience
  • HCPC registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F assessments
  • Your own transport and to be willing to travel
  • To pass statutory and company checks

Please send your CV, along with a covering letter to recruitment@bsnsocialcare.co.uk.

Form F Assessors - Central Region (Cambridge)

We're looking for Form F Assessors in Cambridge

We are often looking for independent assessors to work with our foster carers during the assessment process. You will need to be a qualified Social Worker, HCPC registered with experience of completing Form Fs to a high standard. Generous rates offered. Requirements for the role:

  • A qualified social worker
  • Three years post qualification experience
  • HCPC registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F assessments
  • Your own transport and to be willing to travel
  • To pass statutory and company checks

Please send your CV, along with a covering letter to recruitment@bsnsocialcare.co.uk.

 

Supervising Social Worker - Harrow (London)

Supervising Social Worker, £27,000 -£38,000 per annum based on experience - 37 hours per week - Permanent - Full time

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that has been graded as 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted?

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that cares as much about its staff as it does about their children and young people?

If you answered yes to the above questions then Nexus Fostering are looking for a person just like you!

Main Purpose of Job

To provide range of tasks necessary for the recruitment, assessment, training, support and supervision of foster carers for an independent fostering agency.

To ensure all children/young people’s outcomes are improving in placements.

Main Duties

  • To be responsible for up to 8 active and complex cases.
  • To complete Form F assessments.
  • To participate in IV’s and training as allocated.
  • To operate within the current legislation, regulations and guidance set out for Fostering Services.
  • To participate in the active recruitment of foster carers.
  • To undertake professional assessments of foster carers, (currently Form F model) and present written reports to the fostering panel.
  • To assist in providing preparation training for prospective foster carers.
  • To participate and present post-approval training for foster carers.
  • To undertake office based duties and the matching of both emergency and planned referrals to available resources.
  • To take part in our out of hours support and advice service for all foster carers.
  • To manage a caseload of foster carers and the children and young people with complex needs placed with them, providing a high level of supervision and support.
  • To maintain client confidentiality in accordance with the Data Protection Act and other objectives or guidance.
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of him/herself and of other persons who may be affected by their acts and omissions and co-operate with management to enable management to carry out their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Employees have equal responsibility with the company for health and safety at work.
  • This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and you are expected to share this commitment.
  • To undertake any other duties that could reasonably fall within the scope of this post it is the nature of Nexus Fostering that tasks and responsibilities are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff, therefore, are expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises where tasks are not specifically covered in the Job Description have to be undertaken. Any other duties will be dependent upon the post holder’s areas of expertise, knowledge and skills and with regard to the level of responsibility afforded to the post.

Requirements

  • Dip SW/CQSW/Social Work Degree/GSCC registration/PQ award and current HCPC registration.
  • Ability to manage and support foster carers.
  • Experience of assessing and supervising foster carers is desirable.
  • Full clean driver’s licence and supply own vehicle

Who we are?

Nexus Fostering is a well-established and highly regarded fostering agency. Set up in 2002 by qualified and experienced social workers. Nexus Fostering place a high premium on the quality of support and care we provide to every one of our Foster Carers and, in turn, the children and young people placed with them. Nexus Fostering has been awarded 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Why work for us?

In return for your service not only will you be working for an employer that really cares but you will also receive the following fantastic benefits:

  • 28 days holiday in your first year
  • Birthday day off
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Fostertalk membership

Please apply with your CV and an application form will be sent to you

CV to: monicah@nexusfostering.co.uk

 

Family Support worker - Ampthill

Family Support Worker – Permanent – Full Time – 37 hours a week – Ampthill office - £17,000 - £24,000 per annum based on experience.

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that has been graded as 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted?

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that cares as much about its staff as it does about their children and young people?

If you answered yes to the above questions; Nexus Fostering are looking for a person just like you!

Who we are?

Nexus Fostering is an established Independent Fostering organisation, operating across England. We provide different services including mainstream fostering for children aged 0-18, Parent and Child placements, and we also have a Specialist Fostering Service providing more intensive therapeutic foster placements to children and young people.

The Role


•    The Family Support Worker will support the fostering household and children and young people in placement according to their needs as defined by the Placement Plan and subsequently identified, under the guidance and oversight of the supervising social worker/area manager. The overall aim will be to enhance placement stability and positive relationships within the fostering household within which children and young people can make progress and feel secure. 
•    Support may be given to the carer or the child/young person in meeting those aims.
•    The post may be general, or linked to the delivery of a specified agency service and defined by the schedules and scope of that service. 
•    Duties may include fulfilling regulatory tasks that are not required to be managed by a qualified social worker but will inform the work of the social work team.


Main Duties

Work closely with the Supervising Social Worker to deliver support to foster carers and foster placements through a range of interventions which may include but is not restricted to: 
•    Direct work with the child in one-to –one relationships and in support of participation in activity which is beneficial to them
•    Communication with the allocated supervising social worker of developments, risks, progress and events in order to inform planning for the child and young person and for their needs to be met
•    Programmes of work identified in Care Plans and other formal forums
•    Day-care activity to provide respite to the placement
•    Preparation for independence work
•    Attendance with the carer and child/young person to appointments etc. where a second adult may be of value
•    Attendance where required and contribution to meetings in respect of the child or young person, including provision of written reports and contribution to safeguarding plans and risk assessment
•    Support of team activity in the promotion of Participation
•    Working flexible hours, including non-office hours and at weekends, to support children and young people outside of school hours
•    Attend and participate in events aimed at recruiting prospective foster carers
•    Complete initial visits to households expressing an interest in fostering
•    Contribute to planning activity days for foster carer families and children and young people and attend and participate in these
•    Complete the annual statutory unannounced visits to approved fostering households as requested

Additional Duties:


The FSW may be allocated specific duties according to the needs of a placement. These include but are not restricted to:
•    Direct work with the child as directed by a clinical team – e.g. targeted interventions to address behavioural issues, self-harm or social isolation
•    Support a young person’s progress in the Nexus Fostering 360 foster placement through working with them in the community, in leisure activities or at school, within a therapeutic framework. Specifically, to provide one to one support to young people, and provide necessary respite for carers.

•    To undertake any other duties that could reasonably fall within the scope of this post it is the nature of Nexus Fostering that tasks and responsibilities are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff, therefore, are expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises where tasks are not specifically covered in the Job Description have to be undertaken. Any other duties will be dependent upon the post holder’s areas of expertise, knowledge and skills and with regard to the level of responsibility afforded to the post. 

Family Support Workers engage in direct, focussed work with children to build positive relationships with a child, model acceptable behaviour and help the child to trust and feel safe with adults.


Who we are?


Nexus Fostering is a well-established and highly regarded fostering agency. Set up in 2002 by qualified and experienced social workers. Nexus Fostering place a high premium on the quality of support and care we provide to every one of our Foster Carers and, in turn, the children and young people placed with them. Nexus Fostering has been awarded 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted.


Why work for us?


In return for your service not only will you be working for an employer that really cares but you will also receive the following fantastic benefits:
•    28 days holiday in your first year
•    Birthday day off
•    Good Health days (if you have no sickness within a 6 month period you get a further day off)
•    Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
•    Fostertalk membership
•    Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Scheme
•    Optional Private healthcare scheme.


Please apply with your CV and an application form will be sent to you.


CV to: joanneh@nexusfostering.co.uk
 

Supervising Social Worker / Senior Supervising Social Worker - South West (Gloucester)

Senior Supervising Social Worker, £25,000 -£34,000 per annum based on experience - 37 hours per week - Temporary 6 months (Maternity Cover) - Full time.

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that has been graded as 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted?

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that cares as much about its staff as it does about their children and young people?

If you answered yes to the above questions then Nexus Fostering are looking for a person just like you!

Main Purpose of Job

To provide range of tasks necessary for the recruitment, assessment, training, support and supervision of foster carers for an independent fostering agency.

To ensure all children/young people’s outcomes are improving in placements.

Main Duties

  • To be responsible for up to 8 active and complex cases.
  • To complete Form F assessments.
  • To participate in IV’s and training as allocated.
  • To operate within the current legislation, regulations and guidance set out for Fostering Services.
  • To participate in the active recruitment of foster carers.
  • To undertake professional assessments of foster carers, (currently Form F model) and present written reports to the fostering panel.
  • To assist in providing preparation training for prospective foster carers.
  • To participate and present post-approval training for foster carers.
  • To undertake office based duties and the matching of both emergency and planned referrals to available resources.
  • To take part in our out of hours support and advice service for all foster carers.
  • To manage a caseload of foster carers and the children and young people with complex needs placed with them, providing a high level of supervision and support.
  • To maintain client confidentiality in accordance with the Data Protection Act and other objectives or guidance.
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of him/herself and of other persons who may be affected by their acts and omissions and co-operate with management to enable management to carry out their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Employees have equal responsibility with the company for health and safety at work.
  • This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and you are expected to share this commitment.
  • To undertake any other duties that could reasonably fall within the scope of this post it is the nature of Nexus Fostering that tasks and responsibilities are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff, therefore, are expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises where tasks are not specifically covered in the Job Description have to be undertaken. Any other duties will be dependent upon the post holder’s areas of expertise, knowledge and skills and with regard to the level of responsibility afforded to the post.

Requirements

  • Dip SW/CQSW/Social Work Degree/GSCC registration/PQ award and current HCPC registration.
  • Ability to manage and support foster carers.
  • Experience of assessing and supervising foster carers is desirable.
  • Full clean driver’s licence and supply own vehicle

Who we are?

Nexus Fostering is a well-established and highly regarded fostering agency. Set up in 2002 by qualified and experienced social workers. Nexus Fostering place a high premium on the quality of support and care we provide to every one of our Foster Carers and, in turn, the children and young people placed with them. Nexus Fostering has been awarded 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Why work for us?

In return for your service not only will you be working for an employer that really cares but you will also receive the following fantastic benefits:

  • 28 days holiday in your first year
  • Birthday day off
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Fostertalk membership

Please apply with your CV and an application form will be sent to you.

CV to: janev@nexusfostering.co.uk

Senior Supervising Social Worker - Gloucester

Supervising Social Worker, £25,000 -£34,000 per annum based on experience - 37 hours per week – Permanent - Full time – Gloucester.

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that has been graded as 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted?

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that cares as much about its staff as it does about their children and young people?

If you answered yes to the above questions then Nexus Fostering are looking for a person just like you!

Main Duties

  • To be responsible for up to 8 active and complex cases.
  • To complete Form F assessments.
  • To participate in IV’s and training as allocated.
  • To operate within the current legislation, regulations and guidance set out for Fostering Services.
  • To participate in the active recruitment of foster carers.
  • To undertake professional assessments of foster carers, (currently Form F model) and present written reports to the fostering panel.
  • To assist in providing preparation training for prospective foster carers.
  • To participate and present post-approval training for foster carers.
  • To undertake office based duties and the matching of both emergency and planned referrals to available resources.
  • To take part in our out of hours support and advice service for all foster carers.
  • To manage a caseload of foster carers and the children and young people with complex needs placed with them, providing a high level of supervision and support.
  • To maintain client confidentiality in accordance with the Data Protection Act and other objectives or guidance.
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of him/herself and of other persons who may be affected by their acts and omissions and co-operate with management to enable management to carry out their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Employees have equal responsibility with the company for health and safety at work.
  • This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and you are expected to share this commitment.
  • To undertake any other duties that could reasonably fall within the scope of this post it is the nature of Nexus Fostering that tasks and responsibilities are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff, therefore, are expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises where tasks are not specifically covered in the Job Description have to be undertaken. Any other duties will be dependent upon the post holder’s areas of expertise, knowledge and skills and with regard to the level of responsibility afforded to the post.

Requirements

  • Dip SW/CQSW/Social Work Degree/GSCC registration/PQ award and current HCPC registration.
  • Ability to manage and support foster carers.
  • Experience of assessing and supervising foster carers is desirable.
  • Full clean driver’s licence and supply own vehicle

Who we are?

Nexus Fostering is a well-established and highly regarded fostering agency. Set up in 2002 by qualified and experienced social workers. Nexus Fostering place a high premium on the quality of support and care we provide to every one of our Foster Carers and, in turn, the children and young people placed with them. Nexus Fostering has been awarded 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

 

Why work for us?

In return for your service not only will you be working for an employer that really cares but you will also receive the following fantastic benefits:

  • 28 days holiday in your first year
  • Birthday day off
  • Good Health days (if you have no sickness within a 6 month period you get a further day off)
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Fostertalk membership
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Scheme
  • Optional Private healthcare scheme.

Please apply with your CV and an application form will be sent to you.

CV to: janev@nexusfostering.co.uk

Supervising Social Worker - North Midlands

Supervising Social Worker, £28,000 -£33,000 per annum based on experience - 37 hours per week - Permanent - Full time – North Midlands, Telford

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that has been graded as 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted?

Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that cares as much about its staff as it does about their children and young people?

If you answered yes to the above questions then Nexus Fostering are looking for a person just like you!

We welcome applications from qualified social workers, both newly qualified and experienced alike. If you are newly qualified and have a positive and can do attitude, we would love to hear from you. We welcome ASYE applicants.

Main Purpose of Job

To provide range of tasks necessary for the recruitment, assessment, training, support and supervision of foster carers for an independent fostering agency.

To ensure all children/young people’s outcomes are improving in placements.

Main Duties

  • To be responsible for up to 8 active and complex cases.
  • To complete Form F assessments.
  • To participate in IV’s and training as allocated.
  • To operate within the current legislation, regulations and guidance set out for Fostering Services.
  • To participate in the active recruitment of foster carers.
  • To undertake professional assessments of foster carers, (currently Form F model) and present written reports to the fostering panel.
  • To assist in providing preparation training for prospective foster carers.
  • To participate and present post-approval training for foster carers.
  • To undertake office based duties and the matching of both emergency and planned referrals to available resources.
  • To take part in our out of hours support and advice service for all foster carers.
  • To manage a caseload of foster carers and the children and young people with complex needs placed with them, providing a high level of supervision and support.
  • To maintain client confidentiality in accordance with the Data Protection Act and other objectives or guidance.
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of him/herself and of other persons who may be affected by their acts and omissions and co-operate with management to enable management to carry out their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Employees have equal responsibility with the company for health and safety at work.
  • This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and you are expected to share this commitment.
  • To undertake any other duties that could reasonably fall within the scope of this post it is the nature of Nexus Fostering that tasks and responsibilities are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff, therefore, are expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises where tasks are not specifically covered in the Job Description have to be undertaken. Any other duties will be dependent upon the post holder’s areas of expertise, knowledge and skills and with regard to the level of responsibility afforded to the post.

Requirements

  • Dip SW/CQSW/Social Work Degree/GSCC registration/PQ award and current HCPC registration.
  • Ability to manage and support foster carers.
  • Experience of assessing and supervising foster carers is desirable.
  • Full clean driver’s licence and supply own vehicle

Who we are?

Nexus Fostering is a well-established and highly regarded fostering agency. Set up in 2002 by qualified and experienced social workers. Nexus Fostering place a high premium on the quality of support and care we provide to every one of our Foster Carers and, in turn, the children and young people placed with them. Nexus Fostering has been awarded 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

 

Why work for us?

In return for your service not only will you be working for an employer that really cares but you will also receive the following fantastic benefits:

  • 28 days holiday in your first year
  • Birthday day off
  • Good Health days (if you have no sickness within a 6 month period you get a further day off)
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Fostertalk membership
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Scheme
  • Optional Private healthcare scheme.

Please apply with your CV and an application form will be sent to you.

CV to: tonyp@nexusfostering.co.uk

Sessional Support Worker – Watford

Sessional Support Worker - £15 per hour (£10.70 travel time and report writing. 38p mileage)

Must be able to work after school and weekends and be willing to travel

Do you want to work with a Foster Care organisation who care about you and your learning and development?

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people?

If you answered yes to the above questions; Nexus Fostering are looking for a person just like you!

Nexus Fostering are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, passionate Support Workers, who can work directly with young people on a 1-2-1 basis to enable them to thrive; improving the outcomes and lives of children and young people. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the therapeutic planning and work undertaken as part of the team around the child;

Who we are?

Nexus Fostering is an established Independent Fostering organisation, operating across England. We provide different services including mainstream fostering for children aged 0-18, Parent and Child placements, and we also have a Specialist Fostering Service providing more intensive therapeutic foster placements to children and young people.

Support Worker

The Support Worker supports the young person’s progress in the Nexus 360 foster placement. Nexus 360 is a specialist service designed to meet the needs of young people who have experienced neglect, trauma and rejection. The child or young person’s behaviour may be difficult, presenting both challenges and rewards. It is a therapeutically led model overseen by a qualified psychologist. It offers a more intensive support package to our foster carers that includes a support worker for the child or young person.

The support worker will be working with the child or young person in the community, in leisure activities or at school. Specifically, they provide one to one support to children and young people, and provide some necessary respite for the carers. This post is for a competent worker to engage in direct, focussed work with children - to build positive relationships with the child, to model acceptable behaviour and help the child to trust and feel safe with adults.

Work Management:

1. Working closely with the Supervising Social Worker to support the foster carers and foster placement.

2. Undertake direct work with the child as directed by the clinical team - such as targeted skills coaching with behavioural issues, promoting hobbies, addressing self-harmful behaviour.

3. Conduct regular visits and telephone contact with foster carers as directed by the Supervising Social Worker and attend planning and review meetings.

4. To deliver programmes of work which contribute to ensuring that children’s care and development needs are met, as identified in their therapeutic Care Plans and statutory LAC documents.

5. Establish objectives, plan and deliver support services which promote longevity and stability in placements.

6. Provide one to one support to young people on the programme within the community in a recreational context to promote and practice pro-social behaviour and problem solving skills.

7. Communicate a positive regard for the young person to build and sustain a sound relationship with them.

8. To identify the young person’s strengths and individual interests.

9. To enable and support the young people to participate in recreational and leisure activities.

10. To promote safety and assess risks associated with the young person’s behaviours and activities in the community under the direction of the Supervising Social Worker / Project Manager.

11. To encourage the young person’s engagement with their care plan and goals

12. Write a short report after each session with the young person.

13. Keep compliance with the National Minimum Standards - Fostering Regulations.

14. Experience working with children with complex behaviours.

15. Must have a full driving licence.

Team Member Responsibilities:

1. To undertake practical tasks relating to the support of the placements.

2. To work flexible hours including non-office hours to support young people outside of school hours.

3. To observe and provide information to the clinical team about the social functioning and skill development of the young people in community settings.

4. To attend clinical team meetings as required.

5. To promote people’s equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities.

6. To work with the clinical team to promote development of service and links to other agencies.

Additional Duties:

The Post Holder will be expected to undertake training and development deemed necessary for the pursuance of the post.

The Post Holder will be expected to ensure that Health and Safety is observed in the course of employment.

The Post Holder will be expected to comply with the Nexus Fostering Equal Opportunities policy in all employment practices.

The Post Holder will be expected to comply with the no smoking policy.

Please apply with your CV and an application form will be sent to you.

CV to: Chloebs@nexusfostering.co.uk

Sessional Support Worker – Hemel Hempstead

Sessional Support Worker - £15 per hour (£10.70 travel time and report writing. 38p mileage)

Must be able to work after school and weekends and be willing to travel

Do you want to work with a Foster Care organisation who care about you and your learning and development?

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people?

If you answered yes to the above questions; Nexus Fostering are looking for a person just like you!

Nexus Fostering are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, passionate Support Workers, who can work directly with young people on a 1-2-1 basis to enable them to thrive; improving the outcomes and lives of children and young people. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the therapeutic planning and work undertaken as part of the team around the child;

Who we are?

Nexus Fostering is an established Independent Fostering organisation, operating across England. We provide different services including mainstream fostering for children aged 0-18, Parent and Child placements, and we also have a Specialist Fostering Service providing more intensive therapeutic foster placements to children and young people.

Support Worker

The Support Worker supports the young person’s progress in the Nexus 360 foster placement. Nexus 360 is a specialist service designed to meet the needs of young people who have experienced neglect, trauma and rejection. The child or young person’s behaviour may be difficult, presenting both challenges and rewards. It is a therapeutically led model overseen by a qualified psychologist. It offers a more intensive support package to our foster carers that includes a support worker for the child or young person.

The support worker will be working with the child or young person in the community, in leisure activities or at school. Specifically, they provide one to one support to children and young people, and provide some necessary respite for the carers. This post is for a competent worker to engage in direct, focussed work with children - to build positive relationships with the child, to model acceptable behaviour and help the child to trust and feel safe with adults.

Work Management:

1. Working closely with the Supervising Social Worker to support the foster carers and foster placement.

2. Undertake direct work with the child as directed by the clinical team - such as targeted skills coaching with behavioural issues, promoting hobbies, addressing self-harmful behaviour.

3. Conduct regular visits and telephone contact with foster carers as directed by the Supervising Social Worker and attend planning and review meetings.

4. To deliver programmes of work which contribute to ensuring that children’s care and development needs are met, as identified in their therapeutic Care Plans and statutory LAC documents.

5. Establish objectives, plan and deliver support services which promote longevity and stability in placements.

6. Provide one to one support to young people on the programme within the community in a recreational context to promote and practice pro-social behaviour and problem solving skills.

7. Communicate a positive regard for the young person to build and sustain a sound relationship with them.

8. To identify the young person’s strengths and individual interests.

9. To enable and support the young people to participate in recreational and leisure activities.

10. To promote safety and assess risks associated with the young person’s behaviours and activities in the community under the direction of the Supervising Social Worker / Project Manager.

11. To encourage the young person’s engagement with their care plan and goals

12. Write a short report after each session with the young person.

13. Keep compliance with the National Minimum Standards - Fostering Regulations.

14. Experience working with children with complex behaviours.

15. Must have a full driving licence.

Team Member Responsibilities:

1. To undertake practical tasks relating to the support of the placements.

2. To work flexible hours including non-office hours to support young people outside of school hours.

3. To observe and provide information to the clinical team about the social functioning and skill development of the young people in community settings.

4. To attend clinical team meetings as required.

5. To promote people’s equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities.

6. To work with the clinical team to promote development of service and links to other agencies.

Additional Duties:

The Post Holder will be expected to undertake training and development deemed necessary for the pursuance of the post.

The Post Holder will be expected to ensure that Health and Safety is observed in the course of employment.

The Post Holder will be expected to comply with the Nexus Fostering Equal Opportunities policy in all employment practices.

The Post Holder will be expected to comply with the no smoking policy.

Please apply with your CV and an application form will be sent to you.

CV to: emilym@nexusfostering.co.uk