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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 - 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.

 

Placements officer - Harrow

£20,000 to £24,000 per annum based on experience - plus performance bonus - 35 hours per week - Harrow - 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.

 

MAIN PURPOSE:

The placements officer will respond to placement requests and identify placements and service solutions. They will also develop and maintain relationships with Local Authority Placement teams, promote vacancies and undertake other associated administration roles to ensure that the highest possible standard of appropriate placements are found for children and young people who are referred to Nexus Fostering.

 

THE ROLE:

  • Receive referrals and make appropriate matching decisions and record relevant information concerning children and young people on the company's database
  • In consultation with the directors ensure that each child or young person is carefully matched with a carer capable of meeting their needs.
  • Meticulously maintain our database of information relating to referrals, customers, children, young people, and foster carers.
  • Liaise with stakeholders regarding the placements of our children and young people and ensure that all relevant agreements are obtained and completed.
  • Obtain funding agreements and complete Local Authority Contracts.
  • Liaise with Local Authority customers to promote Nexus Fostering
  • Actively Participate in monthly supervision
  • Maintain the system for recording Local Authority details

 

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
  • Fostertalk membership
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Scheme
  • Optional Private healthcare scheme.

 

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

Closing Date: 08/10/2018

Interview Date: 12/10/2018

 

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.

Supervising Social Worker / Senior Supervising Social Worker – Norwich and Wymondham

Supervising Social Worker / Senior Supervising Social Worker – Norwich and Wymondham

£25,000 - £35,000 (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.

We are looking for Supervising or Senior positions, depending on the experience.

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 £35,000.00 /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, and want to work in an environment which values and rewards your hard work, we would like to hear from you.

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