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Independent Panel Chair Fostering

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Working Pattern:
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Advert Start Date:
28/11/2019
Advert End Date:
10/12/2019 23:59
Salary:
The rate is £350 per Panel.
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
193845
Employment Location:
Sunderland Tyne & Wear
Closing date:
10 Dec
Further Information

Independent Panel Chair Fostering
Payment per panel

Together for Children Fostering Sunderland are seeking to appoint a competent and accomplished professional who has considerable expertise in chairing complex meetings and the skills to effectively manage the Fostering Panel. You will need to be able to demonstrate expertise in childcare planning and child development with detailed and up to date knowledge of the legislative framework for fostering, and a comprehensive understanding of the National Minimum Standards and Regulations and current good practice initiatives. You will have the skills to ensure that the panel functions in a non discriminatory manner and has an inclusive approach. The suitable candidate must have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and be able to put prospective and approved foster carers at ease, whilst promoting responsible decision-making.

The Panel is held two Mondays a month, with occasional extra Panels to manage the demands of the business. The Panel day is from 9.15am to 4.00pm. The Panel Meetings are currently held at the Sandhill Centre in Grindon, Sunderland. You will also be expected to attend at least one day of training during the year.

The Independent Panel Chair will be a qualified Social Worker, registered with HCPC (from the 1st December 2019 registered with Social Work England) and with at least five years post qualification experience. The post requires an Enhanced DBS Check. The rate is £350 per Panel.

For an informal discussion please call Daniel Kenny, Fostering Team Manager on 0191 5613140 or Viv Sear, Connected Carers Team Manager on 0191 5613211.

Closing date 10th December

Interviews 17th December