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Tact Fostering

Sessional Assessing Social Worker

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£2,000 per Form F Assessment

Posted Date

25 June 2024


Closing Date

9 July 2024

We are recruiting sessional assessing social workers to undertake Form F assessments across Wales. We particularly welcome applications from Welsh speaking applicants.

This is a hybrid working role and you will assess prospective foster carers using a combination of video calling and face-to-face visits where you’ll get to know the applicants better and undertake health & safety assessments.

Key Duties for Form F Assessors include:

- To undertake and complete Form F assessments in the timescale set out in our policy and guidance.
- To visit personal referees as identified on application form for prospective foster carers (virtual visits or in person where required).
- To ensure that all checks and references are undertaken and completed.
- To provide to the supervisor, regular written updates of the draft assessment.
- To liaise with our administrative team concerning the progress of administrative checks and completion of the Form F.
- To be available for supervision, consultation or liaison as required.
- To be available to present completed Form Fs to the virtual fostering panel and provide support to the applicants through this process.
- To be aware of our child protection procedures and immediately report any child protection matter or concerns to a TACT manager and any relevant placing authority and the area authority.
- To carry out the duties in line with our Foster Carer and Supervising Social Worker Standards and Practice Guidance.

Rates of Pay for Form F Assessors

- We will pay £2000 (inclusive of VAT) upon successful completion of a Form F Assessment.
- £33 per hour for assessments which are not completed, and any other piece of work.

Please see the Self-Employed Form F Assessor Job Information Pack for a full breakdown of role requirements.

You will be DipSW, CSS or CQSW qualified and registered with the relevant regulatory body ( Social Care Wales).

An Enhanced DBS/PVG check will be required for this role and will be undertaken by TACT on your behalf.

Closing Date: Midnight on Tuesday 9th July 2024

Interview Date: Thursday 18th July 2024 (via Microsoft teams)

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and we believe that only the people with the right skills and values should work in social work. As part of our commitment to safeguarding, we properly examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to our work with vulnerable young children. We use rigorous and consistent recruitment approaches to help safeguard our young people. All staff are expected to work in line with TACT’s safeguarding policies.

We reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than advertised if the volume of applications is excessive, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

We do not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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