Careers

Calon Cymru Fostering is an established foster agency, with offices in Carmarthen and Cardiff. Our dedicated team of social workers and head office staff provide the invaluable support that our foster carers need in order to provide a stable home for local vulnerable children.

Current Job Vacancies:

 

Sessional Support Worker | Permanent | Cardiff

Calon Cymru Fostering are looking for Sessional Support Workers to support the young person’s progress in the TLP Programmes and foster placement through working with them in the community, in leisure activities or at school. Specifically, to provide one to one support to young people, and provide some necessary respite for the carers. In summary the post is for a competent worker to engage in direct, focused work with children – to build positive relationships with the child, to model acceptable behaviour and help the child to trust and feel safe with adults.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Individual Work

To work directly with individual young people and children placed with Calon Cymru foster carers under direction and through regular supervision from the Senior Practitioner and Business Development Manager.

  • To meet at least weekly one to one with the young people on the programme and to support young people through the initial adjustment period
  • To provide a positive role model to young people and promote and shape appropriate behaviour using prompting, practice and reinforcement
  • To work with the TLP team to target identified problem areas in behavioural and social functioning
  • To provide one to one support to young people on the programme within the community in a recreational context to promote and practice pro-social behaviour and problem solving skills
  • To communicate a positive regard for the young person in order to build and sustain a sound relationship with them
  • To identify the young person’s strengths and individual interests
  • To enable and support the young people to participate in recreational and leisure activities
  • To promote safety and assess risks associated with the young person’s behaviours and activities in the community under the direction of the Senior Practitioner/Business Development Manager
  • To encourage the young person’s engagement with their care plan and goals

Team Member Responsibilities

  • To support the work of other members of the TLP service
  • To undertake practical tasks relating to the support of the placements
  • To work flexible hours including non-office hours in order to meet the needs of supporting young people socially outside of school hours, including occasional call out to provide support to the team management of crises
  • To observe and provide information to the clinical team about the social functioning and skill development of the young people in community settings
  • To attend initial and therapeutic review meetings as required
  • To promote people’s equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities
  • To work with members of the TLP service to promote development of service and links to other agencies

Individual Responsibilities:

  • To ensure adherence to good practice, Calon Cymru Fostering Policies and Procedures and statutory regulations
  • To continue to develop own knowledge and practice
  • To participate in Calon Cymru Fostering training for staff package
  • To undertake work on a planned basis or as a crisis response
  • To work in a manner consistent with Calon Cymru Policies and Procedures, including code of conduct
  • To maintain departmental records, and use IT and electronic filing systems used by Calon Cymru as appropriate
  • To undertake such further training as may be required
  • To receive and be open to supervision as a means of developing good practice and maintaining high standards in all   areas of work
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post

Please apply with your CV to huw.binding@caloncymrufostering.co.uk and an application form will be emailed out to you should you pass the first screening stage.

Sessional Support Worker | Permanent | Carmarthen

Calon Cymru Fostering are looking for Sessional Support Workers to support the young person’s progress in the TLP Programmes and foster placement through working with them in the community, in leisure activities or at school. Specifically, to provide one to one support to young people, and provide some necessary respite for the carers. In summary the post is for a competent worker to engage in direct, focused work with children – to build positive relationships with the child, to model acceptable behaviour and help the child to trust and feel safe with adults.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Individual Work

To work directly with individual young people and children placed with Calon Cymru foster carers under direction and through regular supervision from the Senior Practitioner and Business Development Manager.

  • To meet at least weekly one to one with the young people on the programme and to support young people through the initial adjustment period
  • To provide a positive role model to young people and promote and shape appropriate behaviour using prompting, practice and reinforcement
  • To work with the TLP team to target identified problem areas in behavioural and social functioning
  • To provide one to one support to young people on the programme within the community in a recreational context to promote and practice pro-social behaviour and problem solving skills
  • To communicate a positive regard for the young person in order to build and sustain a sound relationship with them
  • To identify the young person’s strengths and individual interests
  • To enable and support the young people to participate in recreational and leisure activities
  • To promote safety and assess risks associated with the young person’s behaviours and activities in the community under the direction of the Senior Practitioner/Business Development Manager
  • To encourage the young person’s engagement with their care plan and goals

Team Member Responsibilities

  • To support the work of other members of the TLP service
  • To undertake practical tasks relating to the support of the placements
  • To work flexible hours including non-office hours in order to meet the needs of supporting young people socially outside of school hours, including occasional call out to provide support to the team management of crises
  • To observe and provide information to the clinical team about the social functioning and skill development of the young people in community settings
  • To attend initial and therapeutic review meetings as required
  • To promote people’s equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities
  • To work with members of the TLP service to promote development of service and links to other agencies

Individual Responsibilities:

  • To ensure adherence to good practice, Calon Cymru Fostering Policies and Procedures and statutory regulations
  • To continue to develop own knowledge and practice
  • To participate in Calon Cymru Fostering training for staff package
  • To undertake work on a planned basis or as a crisis response
  • To work in a manner consistent with Calon Cymru Policies and Procedures, including code of conduct
  • To maintain departmental records, and use IT and electronic filing systems used by Calon Cymru as appropriate
  • To undertake such further training as may be required
  • To receive and be open to supervision as a means of developing good practice and maintaining high standards in all   areas of work
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post

Please apply with your CV to huw.binding@caloncymrufostering.co.uk and an application form will be emailed out to you should you pass the first screening stage.

Supervising Social Worker | Permanent | Carmarthen

Calon Cymru Fostering are looking for qualified Social Workers with the enthusiasm, independence and skill to join the team managing a caseload of up to 12 carers. You will work within a dedicated team to improve the outcome and lives of looked after children. You will work closely with the Foster Carers, Clinical Practitioners and members of the Clinical Team to ensure coordinated implementation of treatment care plans.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver supervision, support and development opportunities to a target number of Foster Carers across the region within the agency’s established framework and required standard.
  • Undertake the necessary placement management, planning and intervention to achieve and maintain an 80% occupancy rate across the Foster Carer Team.
  • Ensure all documentation is completed to the required standard and timescale, including paperless recording, IT diary and notifications.
  • Ensure that children’s care and development needs are met within placements.
  • Undertake parenting assessments, present to court where required.
  • Participate in the ‘out of office hours’ duty system providing telephone support to Foster Carers.
  • To interview and assess suitable foster carers for the service including completion of relevant reports.
  • To provide or co-ordinate mandatory training to foster carers.
  • Undertake performance and target reviews with the Director on a regular basis. Contribute to regional development plans.
  • Undertake regular self-audits of record keeping and report as necessary.
  • Provide regular updates, activity plans, placement and business development trends, to the Senior Management Team.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Dip SW/CQSW/Social Work Degree/GSCC registration/PQ award and current Social Care Wales registration.
  • Ability to supervise and support a small staff team.
  • Ability to manage and support foster carers.
  • Experience of assessing and supervising foster carers is desirable.
  • Full clean driver’s licence and supply own vehicle.

Please apply with your CV and an application form will be emailed out to you should you pass the first screening stage.

Applicants must be a qualified Social Worker, be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS, and have a full drivers licence.

Please apply with your CV to Lisa.Howard@caloncymrufostering.co.uk and an application form will be emailed out to you should you pass the first screening stage.

Form F Assessors |Carmarthenshire

|Pembrokeshire | Swansea | Neath Port Talbot

We are often looking for independent assessors to work with our foster carers during the assessment process. You will need to be a qualified Social Worker, registered with Social Care Wales – experience of completing Form Fs to a high standard. Generous rates offered. Requirements for the role:

  • A qualified social worker
  • Three years post qualification experience
  • Registered for Social Care Wales
  • Experience in completing Form F assessments
  • Your own transport and to be willing to travel
  • To pass statutory and company checks

Please send your CV, along with a covering letter to Barrie.Lewis@caloncymrufostering.co.uk

 


“I’ve been here for over 18 years, that says it all really! I love to work in an environment where you feel you are making a difference to a child’s life.”

Barrie, Recruitment Manager

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