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Sessional Assessing Social Worker

Job Type

Contract (Freelance independent)


Greater Manchester



£2,000 per Form F Assessment plus 45p mileage

Posted Date

15 February 2024

Greater Manchester (Hybrid)

Closing Date

20 February 2024

As a self-employed worker with TACT, you will be a part of our amazing team of professionals working with our organisational values at the heart of their everyday practice. You can review our values here.

We are recruiting sessional assessing social workers to undertake Form F assessments . Our assessments are undertaken face to face. We are particularly looking for assessors in the following areas.

Greater Manchester
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.
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 Work England, Social Care Wales or Scottish Social Services Council).

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

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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