Families and Friends Assessment

Families and Friends Assessment

Posted 3 weeks ago


Qualified Social Worker
Location: Merseyside
Pay rate:  £40 per hour

Our client is looking for experienced and passionate Qualified Social Workers to join a dedicated  Families and Friends Assessment Team. As part of this Families and Friends Assessment Team, you will be part of a fast paced, busy and supportive team who assess and work with Children and Families. The post in the support and supervision team primarily involves providing regular supervision to approved foster carers in line with regulatory requirements. The post holder will also arrange and complete annual reviews of foster carers suitability for continued approval, as well identifying the foster carers support and training needs and completing action plans to meet those needs.

Working in accordance with social care legislation and local government requirements, informed by the values and principles of social care; you will be supporting in the delivery of person centred, safe and effective social care services. Using your professional knowledge and experience you’ll make assessments and decisions about the most appropriate interventions. Applying your significant Social Work experience and excellent communication skills you’ll establish and maintain relationships with service users and other agencies to ensure services meet identified needs.

You’ll be committed to ensure positive and sustainable results of your interventions. Using best practice, you’ll strive to provide the best outcomes for children. Most importantly however, you’ll have a passion for supporting children and their families to ensure that they thrive and flourish. Our priority is to protect the most vulnerable and to be as efficient as possible.

Perfect candidate will be:

  • Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England .
  • SW, CSS, DipSW or Social Work Degree Creative, flexible and forward thinking in approach.
  • Work in a Social Services Directorate or other Statutory or Voluntary Agency.
  • Constantly striving for continuous improvement to provide the best outcomes for individuals and their families
  • Able to use excellent mediation and negotiation skills on behalf of service users.
  • Work with a range of client groups within an Agency
  • Highly skilled at building meaningful relationships with children and families to engage them in assessments and plans
  • Committed to providing our service users with a high-quality service
  • Experienced in working in a multi-disciplinary, interagency basis
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to general social work practice
  • 4 Years plus Qualified

In this role you will have:

  • Experience social work in fostering,  preferably with safeguarding experience
  • Experience in completing form C fostering assessments.
  • Experience in presenting assessments to the fostering panel.
  • Experience of completing viability, kinships and SGO assessments.
  • Good working knowledge of fostering regulations/legislation and National Minimum Standards.
  • Ability to work to court timescales.
  • Ability to work closely with the local authority child care and legal teams.


  • Skills, knowledge, and experience to make full assessment of risks protection and social care needs.
  • Managed an agreed case load.
  • Used specialist communication skills to achieve optimum outcomes for service users.
  • Devised individual care plans, taking account of diversity and promoting dignity and empowerment.
  • Offer advice and support to unqualified staff and students to assist development.

This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you:-
Dedicated consultant who has access to all roles across the UK and is available for you to speak to, easy registration process, referral schemes and incentives, ongoing compliance managed for you, prompt and reliable payroll and lots more.

This role is ideally located for those travelling from Liverpool, Birkenhead, Widnes, Warrington, Wirral, Huyton, Wallasey, Sefton, Manchester, Ellesmere Port, Wirral, Wigan, St Helens, Runcorn, Widnes, Chester, Queensferry, Chester, Wrexham and Skelmersdale

We recruit across all areas of Qualified Social Work. If you are a Social Worker and this isn’t the role for you, contact us about other roles including IRO, BIA, MASH, LAC Children’s Social Work, Adult Social Work, Service Manager, Head of Service, Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager