Senior Practitioner - Independent Fostering Agency

An Independent Fostering Agency are looking for a Senior Practitioner to join their Fostering team based in Ringwood.

This is a permanent, full-time position that is home-based.

The ideal applicant will have post qualification experience in Children's Social Work.

You will need to possess the drive to match this Independent Fostering Agencies ambitions.



Benefits for you as the Supervising Social Worker:



  • Generous Annual Leave - 28 days PLUS your Bank Holiday Entitlement

  • Annual Leave increase after 3 full years of service by 1 day - up until a max of 12 years

  • Birthday Leave - a paid day off for your birthday

  • Good Health Days - no sickness in a 6 month period and get an additional day off!

  • Refer A Friend Scheme with a monetary incentive

  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Platform that provides access to advice and support 24/7

  • Auto Enrolment Pension

  • Learning & Development Opportunities

  • Optional Private Healthcare Scheme

  • Eyecare Vouchers

  • Cycle to Work scheme


Your responsibilities as the Senior Practitioner:



  • In conjunction with the Area Manager and the Agency's Recruitment and Assessment Team, ensure that the regional development targets are met through recruiting and assessing foster carers.

  • To develop a clear understanding of the therapeutic models and way of working used within the therapeutically led care (TLC) service.

  • Ensure children's care and development needs are met within placements, as identified with in the Outcomes Tracker, IPA and statutory LAC documents.

  • Having a reduced complex caseload of foster carers.

  • Chairing staff team meetings in the absence of the DAM/Area Manager.

  • To work alongside the social work team to ensure foster carers complete the Training and Support Development Standards within the first year of fostering.

  • Participate in the 'out of office hours' duty system providing telephone support to Foster Carers.




Location: Ringwood (home-based)

Salary scale: £34,000 - £36,000



Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Mathew Lovemore on 07990 044727 or mlovemore@charecruitment.com for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details


If this role is not what you are looking for, but you are looking to make a move within Social Work, get in touch, as we have many other opportunities!





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