Senior Social Worker / Panel & Assessment – Kent

Compass Fostering South East

Salary:Up to £36,500 (D.O.E) Pro Rata
Hours:37.5 Hours per week
Closing Date:


We are looking for a committed and experienced Senior Social Worker with a sound knowledge of fostering legislation and assessments. The role will offer support for the Panel & Assessment Manager whilst delivering a quality service.

In this position you will ensure that the service is run in line with the Government Legislation, Regulations and Standards together with the Inspecting Body. You will represent Compass Fostering vision and values, whilst developing and providing a comprehensive and flexible panel & assessment service.

You will be involved in the recruitment, assessment and approval of foster carers.

Your role will include providing professional mentoring of our Assessing Social Workers, including regular supervisions. You will also provide additional support and contact with Assessors as required.

The successful candidate will join a fostering team that is reflective and creative in practice, with clear paths for career progression. You will also receive the perks and benefits that we are able to offer, such as access to Perkbox and carer recommendation fees. You can learn more about the benefits to joining Compass here.

The ideal canditate for this role will have:
A relevant professional qualification in social work.
Substantial experience of foster care regulations, child care law and safeguarding issues.
Experience of standards required for presentation to the fostering panel.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This post is based in Whitstable but does involve travel to other areas.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

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