Supervising Social Worker

Chester Le Street, County Durham
10 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Supervising Social Worker

Location: Chester-lee-Street

Salary: £23,420.53 - £30,618.60

Job Type: Full time, Maternity cover

Our client, a national independent fostering agency, require an experienced Supervising Social Worker to work for their North East Region based in Chester-le-Street, County Durham to cover a period of maternity leave.

The successful candidate will be part of a small team whose aim is to recruit, train and supervise foster carers to support the children and young people placed with us across the region.

Requirements for the Supervising Social Worker include:

  • Experience in completing Form Fs is an advantage
  • You should be able to evidence strong analytical and assessment skills
  • You will also need to be able to support and supervise foster carers and engage children and young people.
  • You should have effective communication skills
  • Must be organised and able to deliver to deadlines
  • The ability to work flexibly as part of a team and have good recording and IT skills are also essential.
  • A social work qualification is essential for this post as is registration to the HCPC.
  • Experience of fostering services or knowledge of the looked after system would be an advantage.

Our client run an out of hours service and the successful candidate will be required to take part in the rota.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on 31 July 2017.

Our client are an Equal Opportunities Employers and they welcome applications from candidates from a diverse background.

They have a commitment to safeguarding children and they expect all applicants to share this commitment. As such they will undertake a series of checks and reference, including DBS checks, as part of the recruitment process.

If you feel that you meet the above criteria for the Supervising Social Worker role then please apply now!