Location: Barnardo's Midlands Adoption
Contract type: As & When
Salary : Agreed fee for each assessment - variable
Closing Date: 30 April 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
External Social Work Assessor role for Barnardo's Adoption and Fostering Teams
Barnardo's wish to recruit Home based Independent Social Workers as external Assessors to help with our adoption work in the South West, Midlands and Thames Valley areas. We also require Social Workers to complete Form F assessments on prospective foster carers in the Midlands.
We are looking for qualified and experienced Social Workers, registered with Social Work England, who have experience of carrying out fostering or adoption assessments. Although they will work independently as External Consultants on a freelance basis, they will be supervised and supported in their work by a Practice Manager, and will be invited to training events on a regular basis. They should have good assessment and report writing skills, competent IT skills, and be prepared to work virtually as well as complete a minimum of two home visits to prospective adopters or foster carers during Covid restrictions.
Adoption work will include initial assessment calls to adopters, completing full PAR assessments and reporting to Panel, and occasional additional work to support our families, such as attending reviews or Matching Panels. Fostering Assessors will be required to complete Form F assessments. There is an agreed fee for completing this work and travel expenses are paid. If interested in either of these areas of work, please send your CV to email@example.com .
If you would like an informal discussion please contact Ruth on 07808 736859.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
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