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:

Supervising Social Worker | Temporary | 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 HCPC 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.

 

We’re looking for Form F Assessors to cover Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire

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

 

Supervising Social Worker | Cardiff Based | £32,000 pa (dependent on experience) | 37.5 Hours a Week | Permanent

Calon Cymru Fostering are looking for qualified and experienced 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 HCPC registration.
  • A minimum of 1 years post qualifying experience in children’s services/ foster care delivery.
  • 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 Sharon.Thomas@caloncymrufostering.co.uk and an application form will be emailed out to you should you pass the first screening stage.

 

“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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