To recruit, visit and assess prospective foster carers using the Form F or unified assessment template and supervise, support and where necessary facilitate the training of a caseload of approved foster carers. To analyse complex information gathered during supervision, prepare high quality reports and contribute to the review and management of foster carers in line with the National Minimum Standards.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES:
- Case management and supervision of foster carers in line with national minimum standards.
- Working within the legislative, regulatory and policy framework that relates to the Foster Care service.
- Undertake Form F and any other assessments to specific deadlines analysing complex information and being able to summarise and evidence findings.
- As a team member contribute to the duty service operated by the team to support foster carers and respond to referrals.
- Contribute as a team member to the recruitment and training activity of the Fostering Team and to the review of foster carers ensuring that training and support needs are identified and addressed.
- Working with other agencies and professionals in a co-ordinated manner to address the needs of children and their families, including preparing and participating in decision making forums
- Identify unmet need and drawing it to the attention of managers in the Division, assisting in the collection of data as required and keeping your own carer records up to date and factually correct.
- Contribute to the development of the fostering service policies and procedures by working on your own project either independently or collaboratively.
- Participate in any training and development activities in order to maintain own professional development or to enhance competence within job role.
- Undertake annual reviews in line with Fostering Regulations (Wales) 2003.