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Adoption Assessment Team Manager - Hertfordshire – Hertfordshire

  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000
  • Ref: 5478
  • Benefits: A competitive salary of £40,000 - £44,500 per annum, plus many benefits! Please discuss with Rebecca for further details.

Aurora Resourcing is working in partnership with a very well established and reputable Adoption Agency in Hertfordshire. This Adoption Agency has been rated 'OUTSTANDING’ by Ofsted and they are currently seeking an Adoption Assessment Team Manager for a full time (35 hours per week) and permanent basis.

Closing date for application: 30th June 2018

The main responsibilities of the Adoption Assessment Team Manager are in managing the adoption assessment process in accordance with applicable Statute, Regulations, Statutory Guidance, Adoption Standards, agency policies and procedures and good practice. Please discuss with Rebecca for further information regarding the role and adoption agency

Duties Of The Role

- Managing complex telephone queries regarding assessment, eligibility and suitability as they relate to agency policy and procedures;
- Overseeing initial enquiries and interviews and making decisions with regard to the acceptance of the Registration of Interest Form, with reference to agency policy and procedure;
- Managing Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the adoption assessment process, along with quality assuring and managing the independent sessional assessors
- Supervising the Senior Practitioner/s in his/her work, and also the work of the administrative staff
- Regularly report to the Senior Management Team and attend management meetings as requested

Requirements:

- Must have a professional social work qualification and HCPC registration including evidence of CPD
- Hold a management qualification at NVQ LEVEL 4 or equivalent, or above, or have the skills, experience and commitment to undertake such training on appointment
- Must have extensive experience in child social care and adoption work
- Must have experience of managing social workers or holding management responsibilities including, supervising, coaching, and/or mentoring staff

Financial Details And How To Apply:

A competitive salary of £40,000 - £44,500 per annum, plus many benefits! Please discuss with Rebecca for further details.

To find out more or to apply for this position please apply through this advert, if you would like further information about this or other opportunities then please call Rebecca in confidence.

Aurora Resourcing is an equal opportunity and equality recruitment agency

Fostering Social Worker - London - Locum – London

  • Salary: dependent on experience
  • Ref: 0016
  • Benefits: negotiable based on experience

Aurora Resourcing is looking for an experienced and qualified Social Worker to take on an exciting new fostering locum position in South East London. If you are enthusiastic, kind and passionate about working in the sector, you will enjoy working for this established Local Authority.

Summary of Duties:

- You will be responsible for the recruitment, training, assessing of foster carers
- Support foster carers throughout the fostering process and maintain support beyond
- Working in partnership with other team members in order to provide the most appropriate service for looked after children, young people, and foster families
- Contribute to the smooth running of the agency as an integral member of the team
- Work alongside a supportive and experienced team that enables children to achieve outstanding outcomes
- Responsible for coordinating packages of support for foster carers and children/young people in their care

Requirements:

- Qualified social worker
- HCPC registered
- Driver with own vehicle
- Experience working within a fostering team
- Experience working with fostering carers, children and young families
- Must be able to work 5 days

Additional information:

Rates for this role are negotiable depending on experience

If you would like to find out more about the position, then please contact Rebecca on 0121 516 3987 or email rebecca@auroraresourcing.co.uk



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Fostering Assessment Manager - Kent – Kent

  • Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
  • Ref: 5371
  • Benefits: Benefits and Salary: - Salary is £35,000 to £40,000  - 30 days annual leave - Life insurance, Private Healthcare, and Pension

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Fostering Assessment Manager. Aurora Resourcing is working with a well established, highly successful IFA to recruit for a Fostering Assessment Manager for their fostering and adoption service. The ideal candidate will manage the assessment process of potential foster parents. Your duty will be to work with the assessment team to continually develop and improve the quality and efficiency of the foster parent recruitment process.

Duties:

- Manage the social work assessors, both independent SW and internal SW staff in delivering the assessment to a deadline, through phone, email, face to face and the web forum
- Lead, motivate, nurture and manage your team
- Decision making regarding each assessment and effective communication with families
- Quality assure each assessment for social work content
- Process statutory checks and references
- Manage the timing of assessments in line with panel availability to ensure efficiency, liaising effectively with the Panel Manager and Panel Chair as required
- Oversee delivery of each family file quality assured family file into the organisation.
- Provide reports/statistics to the Operations Manager and Management on families in assessment, as required.
- Contracting and day to day issues
- Produce clear and concise assessor guidelines.
- To recruit suitably qualified assessors.
- Contract with third party organisations for the utilisation of assessors where appropriate.
- Provide an assessor training programme, either individually or in groups to provide clarity over BtB ethos

Requirements:
-HCPC Registered
-Social Care Qualification
-Significant management experience in children's services
-Considerable post qualification experience within fostering and adoption services
-Able to demonstrable experience in driving change in a commercial environment
-A strong commitment to improving outcomes for looked after children and young people and providing secure high-quality foster care provision
-Experience in performance management is essential


How to Apply:
Simply send your CV to rebecca@auroraresourcing.co.uk and someone will be in touch to discuss the role confidentially. You can also call 0121 516 3987 or further information on the role and the company.

Supervising Social Worker - London – Stratford

  • Salary: up to £36k
  • Ref: 8887
  • Benefits: Up to £36,000 On call allowance - £100 every 6 weeks.


Aurora Resourcing is working closely with an IFA who are looking to recruit a Supervising Social Worker on a permanent basis. This role is based in Stratford, London. Our client is focused primarily on the well-being of families and children.

The ideal candidate for this role would be passionate, driven individual who can fit in with this culture. The ideal SSW will be someone who shares the same drive, determination, enthusiasm, and commitment and wants to make a lasting impact on the lives of children.

The Role:
• To contribute to the effective day to day practice of the Fostering Service.
• Recruit, assess, train and support foster carers, working in partnership with other team members in order to provide a high quality and safe service for our foster families and the children/young people they look after.
• Promote great outcomes for all children and young people
• Actively engage in and uphold the values of the agency.

You will have:
• Qualified Social Worker with experience in a Fostering Team
• Be up to date on childcare legislation, regulations and guidance set out for fostering services
• Excellent communication skills
• The ability to self-motivate and work using your own initiative

Additional Information:
Up to £36,000 plus on call allowance - £100 every 6 weeks.
If you would like to apply, then please contact Rebecca on 0121 516 3987 for a confidential chat or email rebecca@auroraresourcing.co.uk To see other roles then please visit the Aurora Resourcing website: www.auroraresourcing.co.uk.

Supervising Social Worker – North Somerset

  • Salary: £30,000 - £34,000
  • Ref: 6109
  • Benefits: £30,000 - £34,000


An excellent and repeatedly ‘outstanding’ IFA, also with a therapeutic service, are looking for an enthusiastic, independent and skilled social worker to work within highly respected agency. The post will involve supporting carers across North Somerset to improve the outcomes and lives of looked after children, delivering a high quality fostering service.

You will be supporting foster placements across North Somerset with office based in Bristol.

The agency are continually growing and developing and do not let the fact that they are repeatedly outstanding get in the way of always improving their services. Your input and influence will be valued and appreciated as they look for Social workers that share their same caring vision for looked after children.

Overview of responsibilities:
• Supporting a caseload of carers with therapeutic / foster placements as required.
• Being involved in the recruitment campaign for foster carers.
• Undertaking assessments and approval of foster carers as required.
• Training foster carers in both Skills to Foster
• Supervising foster carers in accordance with Fostering Regulations.

The post holder will be supported and supervised regularly. Relevant training will be provided and a comprehensive induction into the job role. This is an exciting opportunity to work directly with children and young people in a supportive environment.

The post holder will also have contact with therapists, SSW’s, Individual Workers and Social Work Assistants and be part of the team helping to stabilise and care for the child / young person.

You will:
• Be a qualified social worker and HCPC registered
• Be a car owner / driver and be prepared to travel across the Devon region
• Ideally have prior fostering experience
• Have strong experience across children’s services
• Live in the North Somerset region

To apply for this job please contact Liam on 0121 516 3983 and email an up to date CV to liam@auroraresourcing.co.uk

Supervising Social Worker - Childrens Services – South Hampshire

  • Salary: negotiable
  • Ref: 1009
  • Benefits: Excellent rates of pay PLUS mileage

An excellent and repeatedly ‘outstanding’ IFA, also with a therapeutic service, are looking for an enthusiastic, independent and skilled social worker to work within highly respected agency.

The post will involve supporting cares across South Hampshire to improve the outcomes and lives of looked after children, delivering a high quality fostering service.

You will be supporting foster placements across the Southampton to Fareham region, with office based in between.

The agency are continually growing and developing and do not let the fact that they are repeatedly outstanding get in the way of always improving their services. Your input and influence will be valued and appreciated as they look for Social workers that share their same caring vision for looked after children.

Overview of responsibilities:
• Supporting a caseload of carers with therapeutic / foster placements as required.
• Being involved in the recruitment campaign for foster carers.
• Undertaking assessments and approval of foster carers as required.
• Training foster carers in both Skills to Foster
• Supervising foster carers in accordance with Fostering Regulations.

The post holder will be supported and supervised regularly. Relevant training will be provided and a comprehensive induction into the job role. This is an exciting opportunity to work directly with children and young people in a supportive environment.

The post holder will also have contact with therapists, SSW’s, Individual Workers and Social Work Assistants and be part of the team helping to stabilise and care for the child / young person.

You will:
• Be a qualified social worker and HCPC registered
• Be a car owner / driver and be prepared to travel across the Devon region
• Ideally have prior fostering experience
• Have strong experience across children’s services
• Live in the South Devon region

How to Apply
For an informal chat around the role and agency please call 0121 516 3983 / 07930697422. You can also apply and show interest quickly by sending your CV to liam@auroraresourcing.co.uk

Supervising Social Worker - Childrens Services – Carmarthenshire

  • Salary: £30,000 - £34,000
  • Ref: 1008
  • Benefits: The post offers a generous car allowance and a salary between £30,000 - £34,000 as well as other benefits.

Aurora resourcing are proud to be assisting a caring and child focused independent fostering agency in South West Wales to find them a Supervising Social Worker for their stable and growing team in Carmarthenshire.

We are looking for a qualified social worker with excellent understanding of looked after children and with a special interest in fostering.

Founded 20 years ago this agency are committed to giving it’s foster carers a voice and want their opinion to help shape and grow the agency in a positive way. They are looking for a social worker with a real passion to help a looked after child not matter how tough the situation may be.

You will be based from their office in Carmarthenshire covering this region and supervising foster carer across the area.

To be eligible for this role you must be/have:
• CCW Registration or be UK Registered
• Be experienced and have excellent knowledge within LAC and fostering
• Have access to a vehicle for some travel across the region
• Motivated and able manage own workload


How to Apply:
Please send your CV and contact information to liam@auroraresourcing.co.uk or call 0121 516 3983 / 07930697422 for more information on this role.

Independent Sessional Adoption Assessors - Birmingham – Birmingham

  • Salary: Competitive based on type of assessment, see below
  • Ref: 5320
  • Benefits:     £2,460 per assessment (Stage 1 review & Stage 2)     £2,300 (Stage 2 only)     Travel expenses paid at 45p per mile or public transport rate; travel time paid for car journeys over 50 miles     Introductory training and ongoing advice and support will be provided.

Independent Sessional Adoption Assessors - Birmingham

We are looking for a number of experienced Independent Social Workers to complete Prospective Adopters’ Reports (PAR) across the Birmingham region.

Our client is a specialist adoption agency and is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted.
 
In this position you will mainly be assessing applicants applying to adopt children from overseas countries.  This will involve completing PARs and working to deadlines, whilst being flexible in meeting the needs of the applicants and the agency.  Additionally, assessors take responsibility for needed post-approval work, as available to do so.

In order to be successful in this role, you must be HCPC registered and have:
·         Extensive and recent experience in adoption social work
·         Substantial experience completing PAR assessments
·         A high standard of report writing
·         Willingness to travel 
·         Self-Motivation and ability to work to deadlines

In return we are able to offer…

    A competitive payment per assessment of;
    £2,460 per assessment (Stage 1 review & Stage 2)
    £2,300 (Stage 2 only)
    Travel expenses paid at 45p per mile or public transport rate; travel time paid for car journeys over 50 miles
    Introductory training and ongoing advice and support will be provided.

 
To find out more or to apply for this position please apply through this advert, if you would like further information about this or other opportunities then please call Li Li in confidence on 0121 5163988 / 07958160694 or email lili@auroraresourcing.co.uk   

Aurora Resourcing are an equal opportunities and equality recruitment agency

Independent Sessional Adoption Assessors Required – London

  • Salary: Competitve
  • Ref: 5097
  • Benefits: A competitive payment per assessment of; £2,460 per assessment (Stage 1 review & Stage 2) £2,300 (Stage 2 only) Travel expenses paid at 45p per mile or public transport rate; travel time paid for car journeys over 50 miles Introductory training and ongoing advice and support will be provided.

We are looking for a number of experienced Independent Social Workers to complete Prospective Adopters’ Reports (PAR) across the London region.

Our client is a specialist adoption agency and is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted.

In this position you will mainly be assessing applicants applying to adopt children from overseas countries. This will involve completing PARs and working to deadlines, whilst being flexible in meeting the needs of the applicants and the agency. Additionally, assessors take responsibility for needed post-approval work, as available to do so.

In order to be successful in this role, you must be HCPC registered and have:
· Extensive and recent experience in adoption social work
· Substantial experience completing PAR assessments
· A high standard of report writing
· Willingness to travel across London
· Self-Motivation and ability to work to deadlines

In return we are able to offer…


A competitive payment per assessment of;
£2,460 per assessment (Stage 1 review & Stage 2)
£2,300 (Stage 2 only)
Travel expenses paid at 45p per mile or public transport rate; travel time paid for car journeys over 50 miles
Introductory training and ongoing advice and support will be provided.


To find out more or to apply for this position please apply through this advert, if you would like further information about this or other opportunities then please call Li Li in confidence on 0121 5163988 / 07958160694 or email lili@auroraresourcing.co.uk

Aurora Resourcing are an equal opportunities and equality recruitment agency

SSW - Home Based – Mid Devon

  • Salary: £30,000 - £34,000
  • Ref: 4004
  • Benefits: Company Car Pension Home Based

Supervising Social Worker – IFA – Devon – Home Based
Are you an experienced fostering social worker, looking for a change? Wanting to work for a small/medium independent organisation, where you have an opportunity to develop a region and make a role your own?
A medium sized, family feel IFA in the South West are looking for an experienced and passionate supervising social worker to join their team. This role will suit an experienced children’s / fostering social worker who is keen to further develop their career in the independent fostering sector, working for an Independent Fostering Agency that is continuously growing and improving it’s service.
The caseload will be between 6 and 12 so very manageable and you will have a big impact on the regions development plans.
This role will be home based, but there will be an office Plymouth region and good regional support. The region you will be covering is central Devon with a good focal point being around the Okehampton area.
Duties will include:
• Support and supervision to a small existing case load of carers in the region – based across Suffolk and Cambridgeshire
• Further regional development, recruiting and assessing potential carers
• Carrying out of Form F assessments and initial visits
• The presentation of applications to the fostering panel
• Delivery of training to carers
• Regular visits to carers and the young people in their care
• Reporting and recording on foster carers performance, needs and on placement progress

You will be:
• HCPC registered with considerable post qualification experience ideally within LAC and Fostering.
• Have access to a vehicle for some travel around the Mid Devon region.

How to Apply
For more information on the role and organisation please send your CV to liam@auroraresourcing.co.uk with your contact information. Alternatively you can call 0121 616 0544 / 07930697422

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