Senior Social worker, fostering – SE London
£32 - £35 per hour, Length of Contract: 6 months.
Backstop is currently seeking a dynamic and resourceful senior social worker to work full time within the fostering recruitment team, growing the foster carer base in Lewisham.
This post will be 5 days a week, but a flexible approach to meet with applicants and attend out of hours events is essential.
The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice and be registered with the HCPC. They will have knowledge of the borough, excellent networking and communication skills, understanding of what motivates people to become carers and a belief in the benefits of foster care.
The pay rate for this locum specialist social worker job is up to £32 - £35 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 3-month contract.
Responsibilities of the senior social worker:
• Approach the recruitment of foster carers with creativity, dynamism and commitment
• Asses potential carers
• Work effectively with partners in other agencies
Requirements of the specialist social worker:
Degree or equivalent in social work
Current HCPC registration
At least 2 years solid experience within foster care
This specialist social worker job is handled by the Backstop professional consultancy team; if you are interested in this position please contact us to apply now. You will be treated as far more than just a number. We are a personal agency with a great reputation - ask around - but we only take on high quality individuals who meet our clients' requirements.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who appear to fall into this category.
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 by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.