Fostering Panel Chair / Chairperson who has held a position of authority for example working as a Teacher, Police Officer, Judge, Magistrate, Lawyer, Social Worker or within a similar type of role and can make extremely important and critical decisions on a child’s welfare and the suitability of foster parent applicants is required to join our fantastic team at Five Rivers Child Care.
The Panel meet to discuss fostering applications and advise on Foster Carer’s for our South West Fostering Panel based in Thornbury. For each panel meeting you will receive £300
PAY RATE: £300 per Panel
LOCATION: Thornbury, South Gloucestershire (Candidates do not necessarily need to live in Thornbury. However, you must be able to travel to the office in Thornbury for the panel meeting)
JOB TYPE: Contract
APPLICATION PROCESS: Once you’ve applied, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.
Five Rivers Child Care is a leading Social Enterprise who turns children’s lives around. Our Fostering service is committed to providing caring families to children who need them the most.
Due to recent expansion we are looking to recruit an Independent Fostering Panel Chair / Chairperson to advise on Foster Carer’s for our South West Fostering Panel based in Thornbury.
As the Fostering Panel Chair / Chairperson, you will take on responsibility to participate on the recommendation on each case drawing on both personal and professional knowledge and experience. You will participate with other members in advising on policy and procedural matters, to address diversity issues and promote anti-discriminatory practice and to sit on Panel to make recommendations about the suitability to foster of applicants and foster carers.
To be successful in this role as a Fostering Panel Chair / Chairperson, we need someone who will always be thinking of the child, ensuring they are at the forefront of all decisions. You must be able to work as a team member to achieve best outcomes for the children. Experience of working in the fostering sector and/or children/young people would be an advantage but not necessary. No formal social work qualifications are necessary, but an understanding of and empathy for the work required is necessary.
As the Fostering Panel Chair / Chairperson, you will have the following skills, experience and qualifications:
- You ideally have held a position of authority for example working as a Teacher, Police Officer, Judge, Magistrate, Lawyer, Social Worker or within a similar type of role and can make extremely important and critical decisions
- Good listening and communication skills
- The ability to make an assessment and to form a view based on written and verbal information presented to the panel
- The ability to use personal and/or professional knowledge and experience to contribute to the discussions and decision-making in a balanced and informed manner
- The ability to attend panel meeting as required, arriving on time and to attend at least one training day each year
Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICATION PROCESS: Once we’ve reviewed your CV, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.
CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement may also be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.
JOB REF: AWDO-C5895
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