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Form F Assessors - Norfolk

We're looking for Form F Assessors!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and 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!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and willing to travel
  • To pass statutory and company checks

 

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

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Form F Assessors - Harrow

We're looking for Form F Assessors!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and willing to travel
  • To pass statutory and company checks

 

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

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Form F Assessors - North West London

We're looking for Form F Assessors!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and 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 - Hertfordshire

We're looking for Form F Assessors!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and 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 - Reading

We're looking for Form F Assessors!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and 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 - Buckinghamshire

We're looking for Form F Assessors!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and 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 - Oxfordshire

We're looking for Form F Assessors!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and 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!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and 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!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and 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 Midlands

We're looking for Form F Assessors!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and 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 - Gloucestershire

We're looking for Form F Assessors!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and 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 - Nottinghamshire

We're looking for Form F Assessors!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and 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 - Derbyshire

We're looking for Form F Assessors!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and 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!

 

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, SWE 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
  • SWE registered for at least one year
  • Experience in completing Form F Assessments
  • Your own transport and willing to travel
  • To pass statutory and company checks

 

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

Recruitment Coordinator - Home Based

Full Time

£20,000 - £24,000 per annum

Nexus Fostering is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Independent Fostering Agency. We work in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of their children, and provide safe, secure and therapeutic placements. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated Recruitment Coordinator to join our team.  As Recruitment Coordinator you will be providing information to all those expressing an interest in becoming a foster carer and determining whether or not they meet the necessary requirements.

Main Duties

  • To respond to all fostering enquiries within 24 hours
  • Log all enquiries on the agency database
  • Post out and/or email packs to all enquirers
  • Follow up all enquiries in a timely fashion
  • To be the first point of contact for all prospective foster carers
  • To ensure excellent communication at all times

Requirements

  • Recruitment background/experience preferred
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Highly motivated individual, capable of managing deadlines
  • Proven ability to liaise successfully with different teams
  • Excellent presentational skills
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Competency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Valid driver’s license, and access to your own vehicle

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 after probation)
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Fostertalk membership
  • Optional Private healthcare scheme.

Everyone is welcome…

Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Nexus Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.

 

Send your CV to: recruitment@bsnsocialcare.co.uk

 

Deputy Area Manager - Essex

Full Time/Part Time (4 days)

£33,000 - £44,000

 

Nexus Fostering is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Independent Fostering Agency. We work in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of their children, to provide safe, secure and therapeutic placements. 

 

Due to the success and subsequent growth in Nexus Fostering, we are looking for a passionate, driven and strategic Deputy Area Manager to join our team.  This is a fantastic opportunity to lead an enthusiastic team who are dedicated to improving the outcomes and lives of looked after children.

 

Main Duties

 

  • To operate within current legislation, regulations and guidance set out for Fostering Services.
  • To support the Area Manager and the local team through consultation, supervision and discussion and to deputise for the Area Manager in their absence.
  • To provide support and advice to the local staff team and attend meetings as allocated by the Area Manager.
  • To participate in the active recruitment of foster carers.
  • To undertake assessments of foster carers and present written reports to the fostering panel.
  • To assist in 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 fostering households.
  • To take part in the local out of hours support and advice service for foster carers.
  • To manage a caseload of foster carers and the children and young people placed with them, providing a high level of supervision and support.
  • To participate actively in supervision and continue to develop skills and knowledge in relation to the field of childcare and fostering.
  • To ensure that all administration required for placements is undertaken efficiently and promptly, keeping accurate and up to date records of visits to foster carers, meetings, significant occurrences etc.
  • To co-operate and communicate fully with Local Authority staff as appropriate.
  • To ensure prompt and procedurally correct response to any safeguarding matter in any context.
  • To participate in the procedure for annual and other reviews of fosters carers.
  • To operate as a full team member, co-operating with demands of agency and other staff
  • To provide supervision to student social workers undertaking professional training and assigned to this agency.
  • To provide supervision to newly qualified Social Workers completing their post qualification AYSE training.
  • To provide supervision of other staff as delegated by the Area Manager.
  • To maintain client confidentiality in accordance with GDPR and other guidance.
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be affected by your acts and omissions and co-operate with managers to enable them 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.

 

Duties in the absence of Area Manager:

 

  • Authorise expenses.
  • Agree annual leave and TOIL in line with local agreements.
  • Sign off monthly spending and purchase of items in line with the limits set for Area Managers.
  • Offer staff supervision.
  • To be the local decision maker; including referrals.
  • In the long term absence of the Area Manager, attend management meetings.

 

Deputies need to liaise with the Assistant Director concerning:

  • All outreach requested in the absence of the Area Manager.
  • Any serious concerns about carers.
  • All safe guarding issues.
  • Notice letters.
  • Financial expenditure over the agreed limit.
  • Complex casework issues.

 

Additional local roles may include:

  • A supervisory element e.g. Independent fostering assessors, outreach workers, students
  • To cover meetings for staff e.g. conferences/reviews, alongside the Area Manager

 

Requirements

 

  • Recognised Social Work Qualification, CQSW, CSS, DipSW
  • GSCC registration
  • Post qualifying experience of fostering or looked after children work
  • Experience of assessing and supervising foster carers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safe guarding issues.
  • Knowledge of relevant current childcare legislation and current legislation, regulations and guidance set out for fostering services.

 

 

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 after probation)
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Fostertalk membership
  • Optional Private healthcare scheme

 

Everyone is welcome…

 

Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Nexus Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.

 

Send your CV to: recruitment@bsnsocialcare.co.uk

 

Social Care Practitioner - Cambridge

Full Time

£21,000 - £25,000 per annum

Nexus Fostering is an Ofsted rated 'Outstanding’ Independent Fostering Agency. We work in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of their children, and provide safe, secure and therapeutic placements.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, independent and skilled Social Care Practitioner to join our team. As Social Care Practitioner you will have a manageable case load of up to 8 carers, and will work within a team dedicated to improving the outcomes and lives of looked after children. You will work closely with foster carers, children and partner professionals to ensure care plans are achieved and children/young people’s outcomes are improving in placements.

Main Duties

  • 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) alongside your manager and present written reports to the fostering panel
  • To assist preparation training for prospective foster carers
  • To assist 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 placed with them, providing a high level of supervision and support
  • To actively participate in supervision and continue to develop skills and knowledge in relation to the field of childcare and fostering
  • To co-operate and communicate fully with Local Authority staff as appropriate
  • To ensure prompt and procedurally correct response to any safe guarding matter in any context
  • To participate in procedure for annual and other reviews of fosters carers
  • To ensure all administration required for placements is undertaken efficiently and promptly and to maintain accurate and up to date records of visits to foster carers, meetings, significant occurrences etc
  • To operate as a full team member, co-operating with requests of agency and other staff
  • To complete regular training and professional development
  • To maintain client confidentiality in accordance with GDPR and other objectives or guidance
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of self and of other persons
  • To co-operate with managers to enable them 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.

Requirements

  • Experience of direct work with Looked After Children and Foster Carers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues.
  • Knowledge of all relevant current childcare legislation and the current legislation, regulations and guidance set out for fostering services.
  • Clear and concise communication skills - verbal and written.
  • Ability to work with children and families.

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 after probation)
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Fostertalk membership
  • Optional Private Healthcare Scheme

Everyone is welcome…

Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Nexus Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.

 

Send your CV to: recruitment@bsnsocialcare.co.uk

Sessional Support Worker – Derbyshire

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

Nexus Fostering is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Independent Fostering Agency. We work in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of their children, and provide safe, secure and therapeutic placements. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and skilled Support Worker to support 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.

Main Duties

  • Working closely with the Supervising Social Worker to support the foster carers and foster placement.
  • Undertake direct work with the child as directed by the therapeutic team – such as targeted skills, coaching with behavioural issues, promoting hobbies, addressing self-harmful behaviour.
  • 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.
  • Establish objectives, plan and deliver support services which promote longevity and stability in placements.
  • 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.
  • Communicate a positive regard for the young person to build and sustain a sound relationship with them.
  • To identify the young person’s strengths and individual interests.
  • To enable and support the young people to participate in recreational and leisure activities.
  • 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.
  • To encourage the young person’s engagement with their care plan and goals.
  • Write a short report after each session with the young person.
  • Keep compliance with the National Minimum Standards – Fostering Regulations.
  • To undertake practical tasks relating to the support of the placements.
  • To work flexible hours including non-office hours to support young people outside of school hours and weekends.
  • To observe and provide information to the therapeutic team about the social functioning and skill development of the young people in community settings.
  • To attend therapeutic team meetings as required.
  • To promote people’s equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities.
  • To work with the therapeutic team to promote development of service and links to other agencies.

Requirements

  • Experience working with children with complex emotional needs.
  • Must hold a clean, valid UK driving licence and have access to a car and include business insurance.
  • Must be able to work after school and weekends and be willing to travel.

Everyone is welcome…

Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Nexus Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.

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

 

Sessional Support Worker – Watford

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

Nexus Fostering is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Independent Fostering Agency. We work in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of their children, and provide safe, secure and therapeutic placements. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and skilled Support Worker to support 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.

Main Duties

  • Working closely with the Supervising Social Worker to support the foster carers and foster placement.
  • Undertake direct work with the child as directed by the therapeutic team – such as targeted skills, coaching with behavioural issues, promoting hobbies, addressing self-harmful behaviour.
  • 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.
  • Establish objectives, plan and deliver support services which promote longevity and stability in placements.
  • 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.
  • Communicate a positive regard for the young person to build and sustain a sound relationship with them.
  • To identify the young person’s strengths and individual interests.
  • To enable and support the young people to participate in recreational and leisure activities.
  • 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.
  • To encourage the young person’s engagement with their care plan and goals.
  • Write a short report after each session with the young person.
  • Keep compliance with the National Minimum Standards – Fostering Regulations.
  • To undertake practical tasks relating to the support of the placements.
  • To work flexible hours including non-office hours to support young people outside of school hours and weekends.
  • To observe and provide information to the therapeutic team about the social functioning and skill development of the young people in community settings.
  • To attend therapeutic team meetings as required.
  • To promote people’s equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities.
  • To work with the therapeutic team to promote development of service and links to other agencies.

Requirements

  • Experience working with children with complex emotional needs.
  • Must hold a clean, valid UK driving licence and have access to a car and include business insurance.
  • Must be able to work after school and weekends and be willing to travel.

Everyone is welcome…

Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Nexus Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.

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

 

Supervising Social Worker - Birmingham

Full Time

£29,000 - £33,000 per annum

Nexus Fostering is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Independent Fostering Agency. We work in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of their children, and provide safe, secure and therapeutic placements. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, independent and skilled Social Worker to join the team. As Supervising Social Worker you will have a manageable case load of around 10 carers, and will work within a dedicated team to improve the outcomes and lives of looked after children. You will work closely with the foster carers, children and partner professionals to ensure care plans are achieved.

Main Duties

  • To be responsible for up to 10 active and complex cases.
  • To complete Form F assessments.
  • Out of hours duty rota
  • 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 yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your 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 SWE 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
  • Part of Out of hours duty rota.

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 after probation)
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Fostertalk membership
  • Optional Private healthcare scheme.

Everyone is welcome…

Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Nexus Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.

 

Send your CV to: recruitment@bsnsocialcare.co.uk

Sessional Support Worker - Harrow

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

Nexus Fostering is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Independent Fostering Agency. We work in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of their children, and provide safe, secure and therapeutic placements. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and skilled Support Worker to support 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.

Main Duties

  • Working closely with the Supervising Social Worker to support the foster carers and foster placement.
  • Undertake direct work with the child as directed by the therapeutic team – such as targeted skills, coaching with behavioural issues, promoting hobbies, addressing self-harmful behaviour.
  • 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.
  • Establish objectives, plan and deliver support services which promote longevity and stability in placements.
  • 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.
  • Communicate a positive regard for the young person to build and sustain a sound relationship with them.
  • To identify the young person’s strengths and individual interests.
  • To enable and support the young people to participate in recreational and leisure activities.
  • 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.
  • To encourage the young person’s engagement with their care plan and goals.
  • Write a short report after each session with the young person.
  • Keep compliance with the National Minimum Standards – Fostering Regulations.
  • To undertake practical tasks relating to the support of the placements.
  • To work flexible hours including non-office hours to support young people outside of school hours and weekends.
  • To observe and provide information to the therapeutic team about the social functioning and skill development of the young people in community settings.
  • To attend therapeutic team meetings as required.
  • To promote people’s equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities.
  • To work with the therapeutic team to promote development of service and links to other agencies.

Requirements

  • Experience working with children with complex emotional needs.
  • Must hold a clean, valid UK driving licence and have access to a car and include business insurance.
  • Must be able to work after school and weekends and be willing to travel.

Everyone is welcome…

Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Nexus Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.

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

 

Sessional Support Worker – Ampthill

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

Nexus Fostering is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Independent Fostering Agency. We work in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of their children, and provide safe, secure and therapeutic placements. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and skilled Support Worker to support 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.

Main Duties

  • Working closely with the Supervising Social Worker to support the foster carers and foster placement.
  • Undertake direct work with the child as directed by the therapeutic team – such as targeted skills, coaching with behavioural issues, promoting hobbies, addressing self-harmful behaviour.
  • 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.
  • Establish objectives, plan and deliver support services which promote longevity and stability in placements.
  • 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.
  • Communicate a positive regard for the young person to build and sustain a sound relationship with them.
  • To identify the young person’s strengths and individual interests.
  • To enable and support the young people to participate in recreational and leisure activities.
  • 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.
  • To encourage the young person’s engagement with their care plan and goals.
  • Write a short report after each session with the young person.
  • Keep compliance with the National Minimum Standards – Fostering Regulations.
  • To undertake practical tasks relating to the support of the placements.
  • To work flexible hours including non-office hours to support young people outside of school hours and weekends.
  • To observe and provide information to the therapeutic team about the social functioning and skill development of the young people in community settings.
  • To attend therapeutic team meetings as required.
  • To promote people’s equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities.
  • To work with the therapeutic team to promote development of service and links to other agencies.

Requirements

  • Experience working with children with complex emotional needs.
  • Must hold a clean, valid UK driving licence and have access to a car and include business insurance.
  • Must be able to work after school and weekends and be willing to travel.

Everyone is welcome…

Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Nexus Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.

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

Sessional Support Worker – Great Yarmouth

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

Nexus Fostering is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Independent Fostering Agency. We work in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of their children, and provide safe, secure and therapeutic placements. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and skilled Support Worker to support 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.

Main Duties

  • Working closely with the Supervising Social Worker to support the foster carers and foster placement.
  • Undertake direct work with the child as directed by the therapeutic team – such as targeted skills, coaching with behavioural issues, promoting hobbies, addressing self-harmful behaviour.
  • 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.
  • Establish objectives, plan and deliver support services which promote longevity and stability in placements.
  • 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.
  • Communicate a positive regard for the young person to build and sustain a sound relationship with them.
  • To identify the young person’s strengths and individual interests.
  • To enable and support the young people to participate in recreational and leisure activities.
  • 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.
  • To encourage the young person’s engagement with their care plan and goals.
  • Write a short report after each session with the young person.
  • Keep compliance with the National Minimum Standards – Fostering Regulations.
  • To undertake practical tasks relating to the support of the placements.
  • To work flexible hours including non-office hours to support young people outside of school hours and weekends.
  • To observe and provide information to the therapeutic team about the social functioning and skill development of the young people in community settings.
  • To attend therapeutic team meetings as required.
  • To promote people’s equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities.
  • To work with the therapeutic team to promote development of service and links to other agencies.

Requirements

  • Experience working with children with complex emotional needs.
  • Must hold a clean, valid UK driving licence and have access to a car and include business insurance.
  • Must be able to work after school and weekends and be willing to travel.

Everyone is welcome…

Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Nexus Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.

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

Supervising Social Worker - Telford

Full Time

£26,000 - £31,000 per annum

Nexus Fostering is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Independent Fostering Agency. We work in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of their children, and provide safe, secure and therapeutic placements. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, independent and skilled Social Worker to join the team. As Supervising Social Worker you will have a manageable case load of around 10 carers, and will work within a dedicated team to improve the outcomes and lives of looked after children. You will work closely with the foster carers, children and partner professionals to ensure care plans are achieved.

Main Duties

  • To be responsible for up to 10 active and complex cases.
  • To complete Form F assessments.
  • Out of hours duty rota
  • 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 yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your 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 SWE 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
  • Part of Out of hours duty rota.

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 after probation)
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Fostertalk membership
  • Optional Private healthcare scheme.

Everyone is welcome…

Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Nexus Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.

 

Send your CV to: recruitment@bsnsocialcare.co.uk

Supervising Social Worker ASYE - Cambridge

Full Time

£25,000 - £30,000 per annum

Nexus Fostering is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Independent Fostering Agency. We work in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of their children, and provide safe, secure and therapeutic placements. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, independent and skilled Social Worker to join the team. As Supervising Social Worker you will have a manageable case load of around 10 carers, and will work within a dedicated team to improve the outcomes and lives of looked after children. You will work closely with the foster carers, children and partner professionals to ensure care plans are achieved.

Main Duties

  • To be responsible for up to 10 active and complex cases.
  • To complete Form F assessments.
  • Out of hours duty rota
  • 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 yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your 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 SWE 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
  • Part of Out of hours duty rota.

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 after probation)
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Fostertalk membership
  • Optional Private healthcare scheme.

Everyone is welcome…

Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Nexus Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.

 

Send your CV to: recruitment@bsnsocialcare.co.uk

Part-Time Foster Carer - Essex, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire

Short Break Foster Carer - Nexus Fostering - Essex, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire - Flexible working opportunity.

 

About us

 

Nexus Fostering is a well-established and highly regarded fostering agency that was set up in 2002 by qualified and experienced social workers. Nexus received Outstanding in all areas from the recent Ofsted inspection, for the third time in a row.

 

The role

 

We need carers willing to care for children, teenagers and sibling groups on a part-time basis away from their full-time placement. Many of us have busy lives and can’t make a full-time commitment to care for a child or young person who needs a family for a while. Part-time foster carers make a huge difference to young people’s lives.

 

What we are looking for

 

We are looking for energetic, resilient and patient individuals who are prepared to offer their homes to provide respite for children and young people.

 

What you’ll need to succeed

 

You’ll need a spare bedroom, be able to drive or have good transport links and have availability at weekends and school holidays.

 

How to apply

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

CV to: petern@nexusfostering.co.uk