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Senior Prac- Fostering Social Worker

Apply2020-05-18 15:39:492021-05-07Eden Brown Synergy

Senior Prac- Fostering Social Worker

Date posted: May 18, 2020
Up to £35.00 per hour
London, England
Job description

My client in South East London (zone 2) is looking for an advanced practitioner to act as our fostering recruitment and assessment lead for a short term period of 3-6 months.

You will also supervise a small group of staff consisting of the Enquiries officer, Marketing officer and social workers undertaking fostering assessments.

The successful applicant will also lead on a project that the Local Authority is undertaking to build our capacity of emergency foster carers in response to Covid-19. As a result of recent amendments to the Fostering Regulations, the Local Authority is currently looking to recruit emergency foster carers ( for up to 24 weeks). These emergency carers are to support the Local Authority in identifying potential placements, particularly in emergency situations to minimise unnecessary instability for children in foster care. Formal foster carer assessments and approvals will be undertaken for those emergency foster carers who wish to be fully approved as mainstream carers in the longer term.
The candidate we are looking for must be a capable practitioner with sound knowledge of Fostering Regulations and Standards as well as management experience in fostering and safeguarding.
You will have experience of developing and managing successful fostering recruitment campaigns that uses communication disciplines from marketing, to media relations and events in order to recruit new foster carers.
You will have proven competence in supporting and supervising social workers to complete quality and timely fostering assessments

Suitable candidates must have a degree in social work & extensive post qualification experience within a Fostering Team.

To apply, please send your CV in the first instance to Becky at

Don't forget...Eden Brown Synergy offers a £200 referral bonus for Social Workers. If this role isn't for you but you know someone suitable, ask them to get in touch. £200 could be on it's way to you! Your expert recruitment consultant is Becky Dewis, call today on 020 7422 7429 or email Eden Brown Synergy is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Synergy is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 269515RDE_1589812788

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