Parent(s) and Child Assessment Foster Carers

Location
Warwickshire
Salary
£538.44 per week
Posted
19 Jun 2019
Closes
25 Nov 2019
Job Ref
WARW000004783
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Casual
Working Pattern
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We are looking for active, dynamic carers who are willing to work with the service to provide a secure home environment where a parent has the opportunity to demonstrate whether or not they can care for their child in the community.

A Parent and Child foster placement is a specialist role where foster carers support and observe parents in order to help them safely provide for their child.

The benefits of being a carer in this scheme:

  • You will contribute to the safeguarding and long term welfare of a child, potentially helping a parent and child move back into the community.
  • We recognise being home full time is a big undertaking and therefore you will be paid a weekly payment of £538.44 alongside other fostering allowances.
  • You will have the support of a dedicated fostering social worker and social care worker. 
  • You will have the support of a team of professionals who are working with the parent and their child and who can offer you one to one advice and support if needed.
  • You will have access to a specialist training programme, some of which will commence during your assessment period. 
  • You will have access to 24 hour support when the offices are closed via the foster care support line and Emergency Duty Team.

Key Requirements

 

  • The primary carer will need to be at home and not working
  • To offer three 12 week placements a year
  • There can be no other children looked after in the home and if you have your own  children living in the home they need to be aged 7 years or older.
  • The foster carers will need adequate accommodation for the parent and child to have their own room or share a room (as appropriate) but also be able to accommodate the child in the carers bedroom where safeguarding requires this.
  • To work to Child Protection Plans and Care Plans as outlined for the Court
  • To work as part of a multi-agency team including health, education and specialist support services.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to ongoing training and evidence previous relevant training undertaken and to complete core training pertaining to specialist care and the Training Support and Development Standards (TSD). If you are a couple both carers to need to commit to attend training to develop skills and knowledge in order to ensure consistency of approach.
  • To commit to regular and comprehensive support (including formal supervision), reflective practice and peer support networks.
  • To have reliable and accepting personal support networks.
  • To provide written reports, attend and contribute at meetings as required.
  • To comply with Fostering Standards and Regulations and Departmental Guidance and Procedures.

To find out more please call us on 01926 746956 or email cathyswanson@warwickshire.gov.uk

 


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