To work in the Contract Care Team. Taking part in recruitment initiatives, initial visits, assessment and training of Contract Carers.
To work alongside social workers in the Contract Care support team, the fostering recruitment team and the area based social work teams.
The post is based in Bakewell at North House with the Contract Care Team but will also have links with the Fostering Recruitment Team at HQ in Matlock.
Contract care is a specialised type of fostering and carers work with young people aged between 11 and 18 who can have complex emotional or behavioural needs.
Carers receive a weekly fee on top of a child's allowance. They also receive on-going training and support and are encouraged to take part in regular carers support meetings and reflective practice sessions.
This is a challenging post and requires good assessment and communication skills and a willingness to work flexibly. Knowledge of the Fostering National Minimums Standards is necessary as assessments will need to meet those requirements.
Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.