Supervising Social Worker

Location
Stevenage
Salary
£31000 - £36000 per annum
Posted
23 Dec 2016
Closes
20 Jan 2017
Ref
00062754
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Healthcare
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Qualified Supervising Social Worker - Independent Fostering Agency

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced social worker to join a professional team at a specialist fostering service for children who have a disability.

Working from your home and occasionally their Lydd (Kent) office, you will be responsible for supporting and supervising an enthusiastic group of foster carers in Stevenage and the surrounding area. We also have an opportunity for a Supervising Social Worker in Crawley, Sussex area.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing resources in an allocated area, ensuring that they provide quality and professional services and make placements in response to referrals from Local Authorities.

The ideal candidate will:

- Have recent experience in fostering.
- Have knowledge of working with children with disabilities.
- Be a strong communicator, both written and verbal, have good IT skills and be flexible and able to travel throughout the area.
- Be registered with HCPC with at least 12 months' experience in a childcare setting.
- Be able to work flexibly as part of a small team and want the opportunity to provide a quality service to our children and their foster carers in Stevenage and surrounding areas within Hertfordshire.

In return you will benefit from:

- Being part of a friendly and supportive team.
- Flexible working conditions that enables the needs of our foster carers, and the children in their care, to be met.
- Excellent training and supervision.
- 25 days' annual leave.
- A low caseload of carers (compared to mainstream fostering).
- Additional employee benefits package including pension and Simply Health Cash Plan.

£31,000 - £36,000 per annum (based on experience) plus car allowance, mileage and out-of-hours allowance.

The agency is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. They are an equal opportunities employer and all positions are subject to full safeguarding checks, an enhanced DBS check and references.