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DATE ADDED: Thu 12/03/2020

Sessional Social Worker

Kettering, UK
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COMPANY: TACT (THE ADOLESCENT AND CHILDREN'S TRUST)

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: £27 per hour for support and supervision of foster carers and placements, £1,900 + VAT per completed

Self-Employed Sessional Social Workers - Fostering When registering to this job board you will be redirected to the online application form.
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TACT East Midlands are recruiting Self-Employed Sessional Social Workers to undertake a variety of duties supporting the regional team, particularly in Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and other locations in the East Midlands area.
Self-Employed Sessional Social Workers - Fostering TACT is the UK’s largest specialist charity provider of fostering services.
Our core work involves providing high quality and well supported fostering or adoptive families for children and young people in the care of local authorities.
Working in partnership with local authorities from our offices across England, Wales and Scotland, we are dedicated to providing creative, effective and outcome-focused services.
We also campaign on behalf of children and young people in care, carers and adoptive families and are a leading voice in the sector.
Our vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people.
Our East Midlands Team are seeking self-employed social workers in Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and other locations in the East Midlands area to cover a variety of ; Successful applicants will be specifically located in these areas or within a 30 mile radius.
Self-Employed Sessional Social Worker duties may include: To undertake and complete Form F assessments in the timescale set out in TACT’s policy and guidance.
To visit personal referees as identified on application form for prospective foster carers.
To ensure that all checks and references are undertaken and completed.
To provide to the supervisor, regular written updates of the draft assessment.
To liaise with the administrative department concerning the progress of administrative checks and completion of the Form F.
To be available for supervision, consultation or liaison as required.
To be available to present completed Form F’s to TACT’s fostering panel and provide support to the applicants through this process.
To be aware of TACT’s child protection procedures and immediately report any child protection matter or concerns to a TACT manager and any relevant placing authority and the area authority.
To carry out the duties in line with TACT’s Foster Carer and Supervising Social Worker Standards and Practice Guidance.
The support and supervision of foster carers and placements (including but not exhaustively: carer supervision visits, visits to the YP in placement, attending LAC reviews, PEP meetings, other relevant professional meetings, writing supervision notes and carer reviews, carrying out H&S checks, keeping files up to date etc.
) Self-Employed Sessional Social Worker - Fostering - Rates of Pay TACT will pay £27 per hour (including travelling time) for support and supervision of foster carers and placements and associated tasks.
TACT will pay £33 per hour for initial visits, assessments which are not completed, and any other piece of work.
TACT will pay £1,900 plus VAT upon successful completion of a Form F Assessment.
Travelling time is included in the above payments unless travelling is in excess of 1 hour in each direction, in which case travelling time will be paid for the ‘in excess’ period only at £15 per hour.
You willbe DipSW, CSS or CQSW qualified and registered with Social Work England.
An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role and will requested on your behalf by TACT.
Please see the Self-Employed Sessional Social Worker Job Information Pack for a full breakdown of the role and rates.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and TACT believe that only the people with the right skills and values should work in social ; As part of TACT’s commitment to safeguarding, we properly examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to our work with vulnerable young ; We use rigorous and consistent recruitment approaches to help safeguard TACT’s young ; All our staff are expected to work in line with TACT’s safeguarding policies.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and TACT believe that only the people with the right skills and values should work in social ; As part of TACT’s commitment to safeguarding, we properly examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to our work with vulnerable young ; We use rigorous and consistent recruitment approaches to help safeguard TACT’s young ; All our staff are expected to work in line with TACT’s safeguarding policies.
TACT does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Closing Date: Midnight on Thursday 19th March 2020 Interviews: Wednesday 1st April 2020 at TACT East Midlands ( NN15 7HH ) TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.
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