Assist in the delivery, development and management of a range of alternative family carers’ placements for children and young persons
Assess and review providers of alternative family care for children and young persons.
Establish, maintain and develop support systems for providers of alternative family care.
Assist colleagues in identifying suitable placements for children and young persons requiring alternative family care.
Assist in the identification and delivery of training for alternative family care providers.
Work as a member of a small team. Working in partnership with foster carers and adoptive parents.
Undertake appropriate administrative tasks relating to provision of service, including maintenance of electronic recording systems.
Engage in appropriate supervision and undertake suitable training relevant to professional development.
Participate in recruitment processes.
Significant experience within child care/child protection setting.
Including participation in Looked After and Accommodated processes.
A Degree / CQSW/ Diploma in Social Work / and SSSC Registration.
Knowledge of, and ability to work effectively within relevant child care legislation and practice.
Strong knowledge and experience working with attachment theory and impact of early trauma and neglect.
Good assessment and report writing skills.
Good communication and mediation skills.
Good organisational skills.
Significant knowledge of the needs of children with disrupted lives.
Capacity to supervise and support carers in meeting children’s needs.
Support carers’ personal and professional development.
Ability to challenge practice appropriately.
Ability to contribute to service development.
Work flexibility to meet requirements of post (eg. evening work).
You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.
Effective communication skills; oral and written.
Ability to work as part of a team and contribute to service development.
Ability to deal with personal stress, and support carers in crisis.
Be reliable and consistent.
Ability to work in busy office, including working in different work bases.
Closing Date: 9 April 2021
Starting Salary: £36644
£19.44 per hour
36.25 hours per week
For further information, contact Donna Borek – 01343 563562
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