We’re nationwide! FosterTalk offers member support services throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
FosterTalk is currently looking to recruit FISS Advisors in the South of England namely in and around Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex and South Wiltshire. We are seeking suitably qualified practitioners to join our UK-wide network of experienced Advisors delivering the Foster Carers Independent Support Service on a self-employed basis.
Other parts of the country we are not going to be recruiting to this year but as this is constantly being reviewed it is anticipated that there will be a need to open the recruitment up to other parts of the country during 2015.
As a FISS Advisor you would provide independent professional advice, support, advocacy and/ or mediation to Foster Carers who have had concerns, complaints or allegations made against them, in line with national minimum standards and best practice guidance.
Applicants should be qualified social workers or have a background in child care and a good working knowledge of fostering policies, practices and procedures, especially those relating to allegations against foster carers.
Please note that these roles are offered on a sessional, self- employed basis, and are subject to satisfactory checks and references including enhanced disclosure. Applicants must have day time availability in order to attend meetings, reviews and panels with foster carers and therefore applications are not accepted from those who are in full time employment.
FISS cases require you to be flexible in your working week to meet the demands of the role and time spent working on a case is typically spread over several weeks or months depending on the nature of the allegation.
FosterTalk provides training as well as ongoing practice development workshops to FISS Advisors.
For an informal discussion about the role, please speak to Adrian Vaughan, FISS Manager, at FosterTalk on 01527 836 910.
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