Advanced Practitioner – Bolton

Compass Fostering - North

Salary:Up to £37,000 D.O.E
Hours:37.5 per week
Closing Date:Ongoing


We are looking for a committed social care professional with a sound knowledge of fostering legislation and assessments, and support for the Panel & Assessment Manager whilst delivering a quality service.

In this role you will support the organisation in ensuring 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 to all stakeholders.

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

Your role will include providing professional mentoring and monitor the continued suitability and competence of our Assessing Social Workers, and will provide and record regular supervision to assessing Social Workers in line with the Agency’s operational standards and undertake such additional support and contact with Assessors as required.

The successful candidate will join a fostering team that is reflective and creative in practice. You will have a relevant professional qualification in social work as well as substantial experience of foster care practice, particularly the assessment of potential foster carers and the high standards required for presentation to the fostering panel.

A good knowledge of fostering regulations, child care law and safeguarding issues is essential.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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

In return, we offer good working conditions, access to IT and admin support, regular supervision and training opportunities. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

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