Experienced Social Worker - Children Looked After

Location Swindon, Swindon, England
Salary £33.00 - £35.50 per hour
Discipline
The Children Looked After Team work with children who are under 16 years old and have a care plan of long term foster care. Children transfer into the team after care proceedings conclude and they remain with us until they’re sixteen. We have manageable caseloads of between 14 and 16 children for a full time worker. This role requires a social worker who has experience of working with children who are long term looked after.

Supplementary Accountabilities:  To lead on matching of placements for children in care using regulations, risk assessments and matching information  To assess the quality and impact of placements for children in care, including visits to providers and homes for children  Work creatively with Social Work Teams, Fostering and Providers to develop placements plans to meet children’s needs with clear outcomes  Promote and actively contribute to stability and disruption meetings for placements  Work closely with colleagues from SEND, CLA nurse and the virtual School to ensure that placements can meet holistic needs of children  To promote a focus on permanence for children in care