Job Details: Origins Foster Care: Senior Practitioner Fostering Link Worker


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Origins Foster Care: Senior Practitioner Fostering Link Worker
[Origins Foster Care]

SENIOR PRACTITIONER FOSTERING LINK WORKER POSITION – FULL TIME

ORIGINS FOSTER CARE

Origins Foster Care is an independent Irish foster care agency that
aims to provide a collaborate and supportive approach to foster care.
Our therapeutic framework is based on the most up-to-date research and
training in the areas of attachment and developmental trauma. We have
a strong ethos of respecting and valuing foster carers for what they
do and the important role that they play in the lives of the children
they are caring for.

www.originsfostercare.ie [http://www.originsfostercare.ie]

WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING FOR THE POSITION OF SENIOR PRACTITIONER
FOSTERING LINK WORKER (FULL-TIME)

This is a full-time permanent position.
SALARY: Commensurate with public sector salary scales
LOCATION: Leinster area. Home Based.

SUMMARY OF MAIN DUTIES

* Provide regular supervision and support for Foster Carers and their
children.
* Ensure that Foster Cares understand, accept and operate within all
relevant standards, policies and guidance of the TUSLA Child & Family
Agency
* Ensure that Foster Carers receive all relevant information and
advice about the children in their care.
* Ensure that all work is recorded appropriately
* Ensure that any concerns or significant incidents arising are
responded to appropriately and in a timely manner, in line with the
Children First Act **Apply on the website**.
* Build positive relationships with Tusla social work departments,
ensure that all relevant information is communicated effectively and
attend meetings where necessary.
* Work to a high standard, in line with Origins Foster Care Policies
and Guidance, the National Standards for Foster Care, Tusla Policies
and Guidance, the Child Care Act **Apply on the website** and the
Children First Act **Apply on the website**.
* Cover the Out of Hours service by rota
* Complete Form F assessments and Foster Care Reviews
* Assist in the delivery of Foundations for Fostering Training
* Organise and assist in additional training for foster carers
* Utilise the Origins Therapeutic Model in all work with foster
families.
* Travel to visit foster homes and attend meetings around Leinster
area.

PERSON SPECIFICATION, QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

The Ideal Candidate will be able to demonstrate:

* Affinity with the work of Origins Foster Care and help to develop
this in compliance with National Standards, Regulations and Policies
* Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills
* A high level of self motivation
* Ability to work remotely from a home office and attend office
based in Dublin City Centre for supervision, meetings and training.
* A minimum of 3 years post qualification experience as a Social
Worker.
* Experience of working in both Child Protection and Fostering
Social Work Departments.
* Experience of complex case management.
* Experience in completing Form F Fostering Assessments
* Professional Social Work Qualification and registration with CORU
is essential.
* Additional training in the areas of attachment and developmental
trauma
* Excellent writing and IT skills
* Full driving licence

If you wish to apply for this position, please send a CV and cover
letter to **Apply on the website** by Wednesday **Apply on the
website**th July **Apply on the website**

WWW.ORIGINSFOSTERCARE.IE [http://www.originsfostercare.ie]

Origins Foster Care
3 The Friary,
Bow Street,
Smithfield,
Dublin 7.
Phone: **Apply on the website**


We need : English (Good)

Type: Permanent
Payment:
Category: Others

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