Social Worker Fostering Supported Lodgings

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
IN PRPOSE OF JOB
To assess, plan, and use evidence based analytical practice to assess prospective supported lodgings providers.

To contribute to the recruitment of supported lodgings providers, with involvement in an active recruitment campaign, being responsible for responding to initial enquiries, undertaking initial visits, and co-hosting information sessions.

To work to a structured time management practice; responding to enquiries, submitting reports, assessments and plans within regulated timescales.

To supervise approved supported lodgings providers and support their work with young people transitioning to independent living.

To contribute to the delivery of a highly effective Children’s Social Care Service, taking responsibility for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision. (This will be dependent upon the complexities of the cases and the post qualification experience of the social worker).

To maintain accurate written and computerised records, in accordance with agreed procedures and in order to meet legislative responsibilities.

To contribute to the tracking and monitoring of statistics for collation to Senior Management.

To adhere to and uphold the codes of conduct set out by Medway Council and Social Work England.

To be competent in all areas of the PCF at Social Worker level and The Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) for approved child and family practitioners.
ACCOUNTABILITIES TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

The children and young people of Medway have said the following qualities are really important to them:
 Be a good listener
 Be non-judgemental
 Be consistent and Stable
 Be contactable
 Understand me
 Be honest
 Be Focused
 Be realistic
 Be a good timekeeper
 Be resourceful in your approach

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