Recruitment Support Officer (Fostering Services)

  • Job Reference: AP44
  • Date Posted: 29 March 2024
  • Recruiter: The Social Recruitment Company
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Salary: £16.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Social Worker
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Samuel Noakes
  • Email:

Job Description

The Recruitment Support Officer is responsible for enhancing local authority fostering services by managing recruitment enquiries and supporting the retention of foster carers, ultimately aiming to increase placements for fostered children within the local area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle fostering recruitment enquiries and manage them efficiently within agreed timescales.
  • Conduct recruitment calls, visits, and initial pre-assessment viability visits with fostering applicants.
  • Prepare written reports and recommendations at the pre-assessment viability stage.
  • Facilitate stage 1 checks with applicants, including DBS, medical, and references.
  • Coordinate local recruitment events and activities to raise awareness of fostering.
  • Support fostering services in foster carer retention initiatives, including events and social activities.
  • Consult with care-experienced children and young people to inform service improvements.
  • Manage personal caseload and adhere to departmental policies and priorities.
  • Collate and disseminate information accurately to the social work team.
  • Participate in supervision and staff appraisal sessions, identifying areas for professional development.

Corporate Requirements:

  • Support equality of opportunity principles and practice.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety legislation.
  • Adhere to the Council’s Corporate Safeguarding Policy and associated procedures.
  • Undertake additional duties as required.
  • Work flexibly across various locations as needed.

This role offers an opportunity to play a vital role in improving fostering services, promoting positive outcomes for children, and supporting the wider community.