Form F Assessor Jobs

As a fostering agency we are continually recruiting good foster carers in all of our regions. We are looking to identify skilled and experienced social workers to undertake fostering assessments with us and if you feel that you have appropriate social work skills and experience in undertaking assessments we would like to hear from you about becoming a Form F Assessor.

Why should you become a Form F Assessing Social Worker with FCA Scotland?

As a fostering agency we are continually recruiting good foster parents in all of our regions. We are looking to identify skilled and experienced social workers to undertake fostering assessments with us and if you feel that you have appropriate social work skills and experience in undertaking assessments of potential foster carers - we would like to hear from you.

While some of our assessments are undertaken by our own qualified social workers the majority are undertaken by our self-employed independent social workers who have contracts with the Polaris community of fostering agencies of which FCA is a significant part.

How do I apply?

If you’d like to apply to become a Form F Assessor with us, please click the link below to fill out an application form.

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“As an Independent Form F Assessor, I value the support I have been given.  I have completed assessments for other fostering agencies, however, I prefer the supervision and support given by FCA Scotland, not only to myself but also to the applicants.  I have found the quality assurance process to be very rigorous.  This reassured me that the Assessment Manager reading and Quality Assuring my assessment had read it it full  and was paying attention to detail which I am sure helped to safeguard and prepare for Panel”.

Teresa

What is the application process like?

We will invite social workers with suitable experience of assessment work for an interview and for an induction and for all successful applicants we will initiate a process of checks and references prior to offering you a self-employed contract.

Our Assessment Process is:

Each application in assessment has a Recruitment Support Officer (RSO), an Assessing Social Worker and an Assessment Manager

The RSO is responsible for undertaking checks within the assessment and for liaising closely with the applicant(s) and the Assessing Social Worker throughout the assessment.

At the point that you accept an assessment, you are provided with an Assignment Confirmation note 

The Assignment Confirmation note sets out the terms of the assessment including costs, data protection management etc but also key issues pertinent to that particular assessment identified from the Initial Enquiry, Home Visit and Application form.

The Assessing Social Worker will also receive comprehensive guidance to assist in the completion of the 2018 CoramBaaf Form F report which will support the assessor through all aspects of our assessment process and the completion of the Form F document itself.

The Assessing Social Worker is given a report submission date and a provisional panel date and dates for two consultation discussions with the manager of the assessment.

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