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Current vacancies
Base Location: Milton Keynes Covering Location: Midlands & South West Salary: £16,000-18,000 Benefits: £3,000 Car Allowance, 30 Days’ Annual Leave + Bank Holidays, Pension Scheme *this role requires regular, extensive travel so a car owner and driver is essential* Fosterplus is an independent fostering agency with an outstanding record in the provision of quality foster care and stable placements. Our Milton Keynes office is looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Social Worker with previous experience of working within Children’s services and a demonstrable interest in the Fostering sector, to join and support our positive and committed team. In return we offer the opportunity to join a highly respected agency and genuine career development opportunities within Social Work and the Fostering sector. You will be engaged with the support and supervision of Foster Carers using the Secure Base model, the recruitment, assessment and training of potential new carers, and the facilitation of support groups. You will be required to report upon contact with carers, contribute to the agency decision making process, and maintain appropriate records. Additionally, you will need to be flexible to attend activities relating to the support of our Looked After children and our Foster Carers, which may occur outside of regular working hours. The successful applicant will have a full driving licence and unrestricted access to their own vehicle. They will be a clear and confident communicator, possess strong IT and administrative skills to include intermediate level Microsoft Office suite and be educated up to at least GCSE level with Grade C passes in English and Mathematics (or equivalent) as a minimum, in addition to relevant work experience. For an informal discussion please contact Angela Turland on 01908 804 499 or Melanie Laitt on 01908 804 412. To apply please submit your CV to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk in the first instance; those shortlisted will be asked to complete our application pack ahead of interview.
Hours: Full time Salary: £26,000-33,333 Benefits: £3,000 Car Allowance, 30 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays, Company Pension Scheme Fosterplus is an independent fostering agency with an outstanding record in the provision of quality foster care and stable placements. Our Edinburgh office is looking for a committed social care professional with a sound knowledge of fostering legislation and practice issues who will be able to continue to deliver the same high standards of service. You will be involved in the recruitment, training and supervision of Foster carers within Midlothian. As a qualified and registered social worker you will have experience of family placement work and preferably experience of foster care practice, including the assessment of potential foster carers. A good knowledge of fostering regulations, child care law and safeguarding issues is essential. You will have excellent communication skills and a commitment to high quality practice. For an informal discussion please contact Chrise Hoban on 0131 241 6200. To apply for this role, please submit a copy of your latest CV in the first instance to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk; those shortlisted will be asked to complete an application pack ahead of interview. The successful candidate will be required to obtain a PVG Disclosure. Disclosure expense will be met by Fosterplus.
Fosterplus is a well-established, independent fostering provider.  Fosterplus is committed to promoting positive outcomes for the children and young people in placement. Established in 1996, we have extensive experience of working with local authorities to provide a positive and stable family environment for children and young people who have had a difficult start in life.  We work nationwide with a wide range of carers across England and Scotland, who are all committed to ensuring that looked after young people receive the very best support and care in a positive, safe environment where they can thrive. We are currently looking for qualified, suitably experienced Independent Social Workers to undertake a variety of assessments which include Form F, Annual Home Reviews and Initial Visits. For an informal discussion please contact Laura Falen on 01908 804442. Applications must be made on our Application Form: CV’s alone will not be considered. To download an application pack, please click here > Completed applications can be sent to HR@picscare.co.uk The successful candidate will be required to have a DBS Check; the expense will be met by Fosterplus.  Please note previous/current employers will be asked to supply a reference. Fosterplus is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief. Fosterplus is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Joint Fostering Panel for our FosterPlus & Orange Grove agencies Location: Trentham, Staffordshire & Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire Salary: £500 per full day Required for the second Friday of every month PiCS are currently looking for dedicated and motivated Panel Chair to be join our current Central List and be part of our East Midlands Joint Fostering Panel, held in Trentham, Staffordshire and Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire. Panels takes place on the second Friday of every month. Attendance is paid at a rate of £500 per full day Panel. Job Description
  • To Chair Panel meetings, ensuring that all items of business are covered and that the Panel operates in accordance with regulations and the policies and procedures of the agency.
  • To prepare for Panel meetings, reading Panel papers carefully, identifying key issues and alerting the Panel Adviser if necessary to ensure, as far as possible, that the case is adequate for submission to Panel.
  • To facilitate the active participation of all Panel members in contributing to the Panel’s consideration of cases and to the making of clear and well evidenced recommendations with the reasons for these.
  • To ensure that all those attending Panel are treated with respect and courtesy.
  • To address diversity issues and promote anti-discriminatory practice at all times.
  • To ensure that clear and accurate minutes are written, which record any serious reservations which Panel members may have, and to be involved in checking and agreeing draft minutes with other Panel members before they are sent to the Agency Decision Maker.
  • To liaise with the Agency Decision Maker and with other senior managers as required.
  • To ensure, along with the Panel Adviser, that senior managers are aware of issues of concern, in relation both to individual cases and to more general matters.
  • To be involved in the recruitment and appointment of Central List members and in any consideration about terminating the appointment of a member.
  • To review, possibly with the Panel Adviser, the performance of Panel members as the need arises, and at least annually.
  • To assist in developing, promoting and monitoring policies and procedures and high standards of work in the agency.
  • To assist in planning training for Panel members and to participate in this at least one day per year.
  • To safeguard the confidentiality of all Panel papers and Panel discussions.
To be involved in:
  • Deciding whether a case is adequate for submission to Panel;
  • Deciding on the attendance of observers at Panel;
  • Deciding on the participation of a Panel member who declares an interest in a case;
  • Deciding when an extra Panel may be necessary;
  • The preparation of an annual report on the Panel’s work.
For more information please contact Clare Hawley on 01782 645 060. To apply please submit your CV to HR@picscare.co.uk; if shortlisted you will be required to complete our application pack ahead of interview.
Open ended Applications must be made on our Application Form: CV’s alone will not be considered. To download an application pack, please click here > Completed applications can be sent to HR@picscare.co.uk

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We’re part of the PICS family, a group of independent fostering agencies across the UK. If you can’t find the role you’re looking for here, why not take a look at some of the fostering agencies below: ISP > Orange Grove > Clifford House > PICS >