JMT Care Services is an independent fostering agency that provides high quality fostering and continuing care places for children and young people through the JMT Fostering and JMT Young Adult Placement services. We are looking for an experienced Social Worker to join our small team. You will be based in our established office in either Glasgow or Livingston and be willing to travel across the country. The main focus for this post is Ayrshire.
You will be involved in the recruitment, assessment, training and supervision of foster carers in the West of Scotland. As a qualified Social Worker registered with the appropriate body, you will have recent experience of fostering or child care practice, including the recruitment and assessment of potential foster carers. A good knowledge of fostering regulations, child care law and safeguarding issues is essential. You must have excellent communication skills and a commitment to high quality practice.
Being a JMT Social Worker is an exciting and challenging role. It involves providing care and support to fostered children/young people/young adults, foster carers and their families to ensure their experience is successful and fulfilling for everyone involved.
You will be joining a well-established and experienced team that has high expectations for their level of practice. You will be a good communicator and a skilled and self-motivated professional, with the ability to work flexibly, including travel across the country. As well as managing your caseload and supporting colleagues, you will be part of a duty rota to support the running of the service, both within and outside of normal office hours. You will be involved in delivering bespoke training to prospective and existing foster carers. You will have a strong commitment to promoting and safeguarding the wellbeing of children, along with an appreciation of the demands that come with working for a high quality fostering service in an increasingly competitive environment.
Job Description and application form is available below
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