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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 - Midlands

We're looking for Form F Assessors in the 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 - Birmingham

 

 

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

Are you a fully qualified Social Worker who is looking for their next step up in their career?

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!

Nexus Fostering are looking for qualified and experienced Social Workers with the enthusiasm, independence and skill to join the team managing a caseload of up to 10 carers. You 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

  • Supervise and support a number of Foster Carers across the region.
  • Offering information and counselling.
  • Putting together support plans.
  • Ensure all documentation is complete.
  • Maintaining electronic record.
  • Ensure that children’s care and development needs are met within placements.
  • Participate in the 'out of office hours' telephone support to Foster Carers.
  • To recruit, interview and assess suitable Foster Carers.
  • To support or provide training to Foster Carers and identify training needs.
  • Provide regular updates to the Senior Management Team.
  • Developing skills around specialist placements

Requirements

  • Dip SW/CQSW/Social Work Degree/GSCC registration/PQ award and current HCPC registration.
  • Full clean driver’s licence and supply own vehicle.
  • Willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check

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 (bank holiday days are extra!)
  • Long Service day awarded after every 3 years (up to 12 years)
  • Birthday day off
  • Good Health days (if you have no sickness within a 6 month period you get a further day off)
  • Auto Enrollment Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Fostertalk membership
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Scheme
  • Optional Private healthcare scheme.

Closing date: 13/07/2018

Interview date: 26/07/2018

Starting salary of £28,000 per annum based on experience - 37 hours per week 

Please apply with your CV to janets@nexusfostering.co.uk and an application form will be sent to you.

 

Supervising Social Worker - Maternity Cover (Harrow)

Supervising Social Worker - Maternity Cover (Harrow)

£27,000 per annum based on experience (negotiable) - 37 hours per week – Harrow – Temporary 6 Months to 12 months (Maternity Cover)

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

Are you a fully qualified Social Worker who is looking for their next step up in their career?

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!

Nexus Fostering are looking for qualified and experienced Social Workers with the enthusiasm, independence and skill to join the team managing a caseload of up to 10 carers. You 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

  • Supervise and support a number of Foster Carers across the region.
  • Offering information and counselling.
  • Putting together support plans.
  • Ensure all documentation is complete.
  • Maintaining electronic record.
  • Ensure that children’s care and development needs are met within placements.
  • Participate in the 'out of office hours' telephone support to Foster Carers.
  • To recruit, interview and assess suitable Foster Carers.
  • To support or provide training to Foster Carers and identify training needs.
  • Provide regular updates to the Senior Management Team.
  • Developing skills around specialist placements

Requirements

  • Dip SW/CQSW/Social Work Degree/GSCC registration/PQ award and current HCPC registration.
  • Full clean driver’s licence and supply own vehicle.
  • Willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check

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 (bank holiday days are extra!)
  • Birthday day off
  • Good Health days (if you have no sickness within a 6 month period you get a further day off)
  • Auto Enrollment Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Fostertalk membership
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Scheme
  • Optional Private healthcare scheme.

Closing date: 12/07/2018
Please apply with your CV to hr@bsnsocialcare.co.uk and an application form will be sent to you. 

Supervising Social Worker / Senior Supervising Social Worker - Central Team (Cambridge)

Supervising Social Worker / Senior Supervising Social Worker

£25,000 - £34,000 (based on experience)/ 37 hours a week / Full time / Permanent

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

Are you a fully qualified Social Worker who is looking for their next step up in their career?

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!

Nexus Fostering are looking for qualified and experienced Social Workers with the enthusiasm, independence and skill to join the team managing a caseload of up to 10 carers. You 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.

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.

Main Duties - Supervising Social Worker

  • Supervise and support a number of Foster Carers across the region.
  • Offering information and counselling.
  • Putting together support plans.
  • Ensure all documentation is complete.
  • Maintaining electronic record.
  • Ensure that children’s care and development needs are met within placements.
  • Participate in the 'out of office hours' telephone support to Foster Carers.
  • To recruit, interview and assess suitable Foster Carers.
  • To support or provide training to Foster Carers and identify training needs.
  • Provide regular updates to the Senior Management Team.
  • Developing skills around specialist placements

Main Duties - Senior Supervising Social Worker

  • 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 actively participate in supervision and continue to develop skills and knowledge in relation to the field of childcare and fostering.
  • To ensure that all placements administration is undertaken efficiently and promptly.
  • To co-operate and communicate fully with Local Authority personnel as appropriate.
  • To ensure prompt and procedurally correct response to any child protection matter in any context.
  • To participate in procedure for annual and other reviews of fosters 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.

Requirements

  • Dip SW/CQSW/Social Work Degree/GSCC registration/PQ award and current HCPC registration.
  • Full clean driver’s licence and supply own vehicle.
  • Willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check

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:

*Salary: £25,000.00 to £34,000.00 /year (based on experience)

*28 days holiday (bank holiday days are extra!).

*Long Service day awarded after every 3 years (up to 12 years)

*Birthday day off

*Good Health days (if you have no sickness within a 6 month period you get a free day off)

*Government Pension Scheme

*Childcare Vouchers

*Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Scheme

*Private healthcare scheme.

*Fostertalk membership

If you are looking for a new challenge, want to work in an environment which values and rewards your hard work, we would like to hear from you.

Closing date: 7th September 2018

Interview date: 12/09/2018 and or 13/09/2018

Please apply with your CV to emilym@nexusfostering.co.uk and an application form will be sent to you.

Support Worker - Central Cambridge

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

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?

Do you want to work with a foster care organisation who have been consecutively rated as 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted?

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 through working with them in the community, in leisure activities or at school. Specifically, they provide one to one support to 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.

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.

Closing date: 16/08/2018

Interview date: 21/08/2018

Please apply with your CV to emilym@nexusfostering.co.uk and an application form will be sent to you.