Independent Fostering Reviewing Officer, Ref: CH05822

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Walsall, West Midlands
Salary: G11 £42,614 - £47,665 (pro-rata to hours- 18.5)
05 Aug 2022
19 Aug 2022
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Independent Fostering Reviewing Officer, Ref: CH05822
Salary: G11 £42,614 - £47,665 (pro-rata to hours)
Hours per week: 18.5

As part of our journey to support and develop our Foster Carers, we have created a new post part time post of Independent Fostering Reviewing Officer that we are now looking to appoint to.

As the Independent Fostering Reviewing Officer, you will:

  • Manage, monitor and coordinate the completion of timely Annual Reviews of Walsall’s Approved Foster Carers, contributing to both practice and service development. 
  • Investigate to and respond to complaints, ensuring any learning informs service development
  • Chair disruption meetings for Look after Children.

Our ideal person will:

  • Have significant experience of working in children’s social work and working directly within a Fostering Team and with Fostering Panels
  • Have good knowledge of the work undertaken by fostering teams
  • Apply your knowledge, skills and abilities to  improve the quality of practice across the service
  • Be a confident decision maker and excellent communicator with the ability to form strong working relationships
  • Demonstrate a commitment to achieving permanence for children
  • Work with the wider management team to identify Foster Carer and staff training needs relating to issues arising from Foster Carer Reviews and to develop and deliver training programmes.
  • Use you analytical skills to interpret data and to produce a range of reports for the Fostering Service.
  • Be a reflective practitioner who is keen to work with and support to social work staff involved in relevant activities within the service, providing case work management and individual support to social work staff and other staff across the service when managers are not available.
  • You will offer high support and high challenge to your colleagues and inspire to do their very best for Walsall children. On a personal level, you will need to be genuine, friendly and driven – and you will share our commitment to supporting the children in our community. 

What we can offer:

  • In return, we are committed to your ongoing personal and professional development and you will benefit from our management training and leadership opportunities. 
  • You will be welcomed into a team where we will work together to achieve the best outcomes for children and their families and carers.
  • Building positive relationships is important not just with the children, young people and their families we work with, but with Foster Carers and also with each other.

In Walsall, we have high aspirations for our looked after children and aim to be the best corporate parents that we can be. The newly created post of Independent Fostering Reviewing Officer is an important addition in making these aspirations a reality.

For further information about Fostering in Walsall, go to:

View Job Description and Employee Specification

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th August 2022

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Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks required for working with children, young people and vulnerable adults

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. 

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