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QSW, Fostering Team, Banbury/Witney, Oxon

  • Job Location

    Banbury/Witney Oxfordshire

  • Start date


  • Duration

    Min. 3 Months

  • Job Benefits

    Pay rate: £28 - £30ph


Socialwork 2000 are looking for an experienced Qualified Social Worker to join a Fostering Team based in Banbury/Witney, Oxfordshire. Pay rate: £28 - £30ph



  • Recruit a range of carers according to the needs of the children being looked after by the Department
  • Assess, prepare, train and support carers, including individual and group work
  • Undertake home studies/assessments on appropriate applications and present to Fostering Panel or file with the courts
  • Act as Supervising Social Worker to approved carers
  • Carry out Annual Reviews with all foster carers under the Fostering Regulations
  • Contribute to the assessment of the placement needs of children and young people and Family Find for them, according to their needs
  • Liaise with and work in close collaboration with other departmental staff and staff from other agencies, as required
  • Advise and assist in preparation of children for placement, either individually or in groups
  • To be a member of a Permanency or Fostering Panel, as required
  • To be involved in the development of new initiatives in accordance with the requirements of departmental policy
  • Provide advice and consultancy on family placement issues to colleagues within the department and other agencies, as requested
  • Attend LAC Reviews, Planning Meetings, Case Conferences, Panel, Court, Reviews, Team Meetings, Psychology Service Meeting and inter-agency meetings, as necessary or appropriate
  • This post holder is responsible for ensuring that all County Child Protection Policies are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies 


  • Pay rate: £28 - £30ph
  • In-house payroll company that prides itself on paying our locums on time
  • Your own dedicated consultant who can guide you through the process and assist you each step of the way


  • 2 years post qualifying UK experience
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation 
  • Qualified Social Worker BA/DipSW/CQSW or equivalent
  • This post holder is responsible for ensuring that all County Child Protection Policies are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies
  • Current registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Must be a car driver

Referral Bonus:

Whether you are looking for your first, or next locum role, SocialWork 2000 are here to help you.  However, if the time isn’t right for you, but you have a colleague or friend (who is a qualified Social Worker) and is looking for a locum role, just refer them to us.

Step 1: for anyone you refer, we register, and we promote for work you will receive £50*

Step 2: for anyone you have referred and we place you will then receive a second payment of £50* on their first day of work.

Step 3: for anyone you have referred you will receive a third payment of £100* once they have completed a qualifying period of 375 hours of work.


Apply now or get in touch for more information; Call us on 01296 826120 or email

(*Terms and Conditions apply.  For more information please get in touch).



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SocialWork 2000 was established in 1999 with the aim of providing the highest standards of recruitment to the social work market. Today this commitment continues to be our driving force and has seen us retain our reputation as the markets most ...
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