Social Personnel are looking for a Senior Practitioner for the Fostering Family & Friends Assessment Team in Birmingham
To ensure and contribute to improving the quality of professional social work practice across the breath of the work within the Fostering Agency.
To undertake robust Recruitment and Assessment of Foster Carers within the Fostering Agency ensuring they will meet the complex needs of the child and Young person Looked after.
To provide a professional social work service to Prospective Foster Carers, complying with legislative requirements and in accordance with established best practice.
To produce robust and comprehensive form F assessments on prospective foster carers in line with national minimum standards and safer recruitment statutory and legislative requirements.
To have a technical/professional expertise and keep all electronic records up to date.
To share/communicate a thorough working knowledge of relevant legislation, national standards, guidance, research, departmental policy and procedures.
Have good assessment skills and be able to communicate and engage with applicants and their families to ensure safe recruitment of new foster carers.
To take a ‘joined-up’ approach to ensuring the effectiveness of collaborative working, actively promoting/encouraging effective partnership working with applicants/panel and other teams/agencies/organisations.
To work with marketing recruitment and the agency in recruiting and assessing foster carers who will provide, stable foster placements and best experiences and outcomes for the Children Looked After.
To work with support teams to ensure all approved carers handovers are completed within timescales.
To ensure that confidentiality and security is maintained in dealing with information in line with the Fostering Agency and Trust Policies and Procedures, Data Protection and GDPR.
To maintain confidentiality and ensure work within GDPR requirements.
Ensure self-learning development is ongoing learning.
Participates in the regular collection, collation and reporting of appropriate performance information in accordance with statutory and organisational requirements and appraisal requirements
Actively participates in training and development activities.
Represents the agency in meetings, forums and Birmingham Childrens Trust as required.