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Independent Social Worker - Sessional

Location:   London Salary:   £2,200 per assessment (including panel attendance) Closing Date:   27/08/2019

Coram is a diverse, vibrant and innovative childcare organisation, created in 1739 by Royal Charter, and is the UK’s first children’s charity. It now helps nearly one million children and parents each year, enabling them to take responsibility for their own lives.

The following role is part of Coram-i, part of the Coram group, which works with local authorities to improve the services they provide for looked after children. This role provides an exciting opportunity to become part of an innovative team making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children.

Independent Social Worker

Willing to travel around London and the South East of England. 

Advertised Salary: £2,200 per assessment (including panel attendance), £300 per case handed over to supervising social worker, £950 per incomplete assessment. 

We are looking for an accomplished and motivated individual who is able to complete high quality initial assessments and Form F assessments of prospective foster carers within a reasonable time frame.

You will be able to write reports of the quality required by Fostering Panels, including a critical analysis of the prospective carers’ capacity to provide a nurturing home to a looked after child, and professionally present your report to Panel.

You will be able to support prospective carers in their training and learning as part of the assessment process, as well as preparing them for Panel.

To succeed it is essential that you have:

-Social work qualification and HCPC registration

-Knowledge of statutory children’s social work, including looked after children and fostering

-Effective communication and presentation skills

To apply, please click on the 'apply now' button to be redirected to the application form.

Please note CV's will not be accepted as we only accept completed application forms.

Closing Date: 9am, Tuesday 27th August 2019

Proposed Interview Date: Wednesday 18th September 2019

Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity No. 312278.