Social Worker Senior Practitioner- Fostering

    Tyne And Wear

    Sanctuary Personnel

    Sanctuary Personnel, a dedicated and award-winning recruitment agency with a TrustPilot score of 4.9/5 and over 600+ reviews has an exciting Locum opportunity available for an experienced Social Worker to join a well-established Children s service based in Gateshead.

    Senior Practitioner- Fostering

    Pay Rate:
    £253 per hour (assignment rate)

    Locum, 3-Months


    Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

    • Fully online and paperless registration service
    • Free DBS and compliance service including paid for mandatory e-learning and practical training modules (if applicable)
    • Exclusive access to fully managed service social work projects (some outside IR35) with high rates of pay, flexible working, support from experienced social work practitioners, accommodation assistance (if applicable), retention bonuses (if applicable) and extensive equipment provided.
    • Revalidation/registration renewal based on length of service
    • £250 refer a friend bonus once referral has worked 100 hours (uncapped T&Cs apply)
    • Find your own job bonus – Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
    • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive experience recruiting to social work roles (public & private sector)
    • Daily payroll and in-house payroll system
    • Access to our online careers hub

    Main Duties:

    • Supervising foster carers
    • Supporting Foster Carers with Children on in placement
    • Reviewing foster placements
    • Linking and matching children to foster carers
    • Participating in an office based duty system
    • Participating in Looked after Children reviews and the decision-making process
    • Participating in foster carer support groups
    • Working in partnership with other professionals i.e. education and health professionals
    • Addressing and investigating allegations and complaints against foster carers and making recommendations to foster carers
    • Liaising with the Team Manager and LADO for advice and support
    • Supporting Foster Placements towards transition and staying put of older children
    • Carrying out Form F assessments (Check the candidate is Form F trained)
    • Recruiting foster carers
    • Attending core group, strategy meetings and case conferences
    • Working in partnership with the local authority s legal teams
    • Joint working with children Social Workers on Form C Assessments
    • Carrying out initial discussions and initial visits with prospective foster carers
    • Ensuring safeguarding and child protection legislation is being adhered too
    • Presenting Form F assessments to panel
    • Carrying out Form Reg 24 Connected Person assessments
    • Carrying out life story work with children

    Requirements of the Social Worker:

    • Degree or equivalent in social work
    • Current Social Work England registration
    • Significant frontline experience in Children s Services


    This Social Worker job is advertised by Jasmine Burman; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

    We welcome applications from Social Workers who meet the above requirements.

    Regretfully we are only able to respond to experienced Social Work candidates who meet these requirements for this Social Work role as we need to meet our clients requirements, but please feel free to browse our open roles that may be more suitable for you.

    Reasonable Adjustments:

    If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.