Job Details: Five Rivers Ireland: Fostering Link Social Worker - Cork / Kerry


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Five Rivers Ireland: Fostering Link Social Worker - Cork / Kerry
[Five Rivers Fostering]

_FOSTERING LINK SOCIAL WORKER - CORK / KERRY_

TITLE: Fostering Link Social Worker- Cork/Kerry office (Geographical
area covered- Munster)

REPORTING TO: Fostering Team Leader.

QUALIFICATIONS: Professional Qualified Social Worker. Registered
Social Worker with CORU.

WORKING HOURS: Full time position (**Apply on the website**.5 hours).

SALARY: In line with Tusla social work pay scale.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

Five Rivers Ireland is an independent private fostering agency and has
been in operation in Ireland since **Apply on the website**. We were
the first private fostering agency to be established in Ireland. Five
Rivers was originally founded in England before setting up an office
in Dublin, Ireland. Our Cork Office has been in operation since
January **Apply on the website**. We work closely with Tusla. We are a
social enterprise.

OFFICE BASE LOCATION:

Five Rivers Ireland, Unit **Apply on the website** Airport East
Business Park, Rathmacullig West, Ballygarvan, Co.Cork

TRAVEL:

Travel expenses will be reimbursed in line with company policy.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the main duties and responsibilities of the
Fostering Link Social Worker:

_FAMILY WORK_

* Engage in the recruitment of potential foster carers in cooperation
with the recruitment officer.
* Follow up enquiries to foster and determine suitability and
eligibility for assessment.
* Undertake formal assessment of applicants to foster in line with
Tusla’s National Assessment Framework for Foster Care and Tusla’s
National Assessment Report Template for Foster Care Applications.
* Present completed fostering assessment reports and required
documentation to the local Tusla Foster Care Committees in line with
requirements and time scales.
* Inform foster carers of their roles and responsibilities,
expectations, policies and procedures.
* Take the lead with the matching process.
* Undertake on-call/out of hours duties for the Emergency Place of
Safety on a rota basis.
* Undertake office duty responsibilities as required.

_SUPPORT & SUPERVISION_

* Support and supervise foster families in line with legislation,
national guidance, policies and procedures.
* Undertake foster carer reviews, long term matching reports and
disruption reports and present these to the local Tusla Foster Care
Committees in line with requirements and time scales.
* Attend case conferences, child in care review meetings and any
other meetings relevant to a child placed in a foster placement.
* Ensure foster carers operate within all standards and legislation.
* Support foster carers should any concerns, issues or complaints
arise and to adhere to Tusla protocol.
* Provide foster carers with all relevant background information on
any child placed in their care.
* Abide by child protection procedures and Children First guidance
and legislation.
* Record data and information in line with GDPR guidance, company
policy and recommendations from Tusla and HIQA.
* Liaise with Tusla on behalf of foster carers and foster children.
* Work in partnership with Tusla and other agencies.

_PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT_

* Take responsibility for own continuous professional development.
* Actively engage in 6 monthly/annual performance appraisal.
* Prepare for and actively engage in formal supervision.
* Attend and actively engage in team meetings and social work peer
support meetings.
* Work as part of a team.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday **Apply on the website**th of August **Apply
on the website** at 9am

HOW TO APPLY/CONTACT DETAILS: Please send your CV and Cover Letter to
**Apply on the website** by Wednesday **Apply on the website**th of
August at 9am. Interviews proposed to take place on the **Apply on the
website**rd & **Apply on the website**th of August **Apply on the
website**.


We need : English (Good)

Type: Permanent
Payment:
Category: Others

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