Social Worker (Fostering Team Leader)

Recruiter
The SmartList
Location
Nottinghamshire
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Fostering Team Leader & Social Worker for an outstanding IFA Location: East Midlands (Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Burton upon Trent, Loughborough, etc.) Salary description: £35.5K - £37.5K depending on experience. Plus mileage scheme, generous bonuses, training and development opportunities, pension. Contract type: Permanent Other info: Full time. Home based. Job description:; Fostering Team Leader & Social Worker- East Midlands (Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Burton upon Trent, Loughborough, etc.) Parallel Parents is an outstanding IFA who are looking for a dedicated and passionate social worker and team leader who is committed to making a positive difference to looked after children and young people. Key highlights: Fostering Team Leader & Social Worker- East Midlands (Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Burton upon Trent, Loughborough, etc.) Working for an outstanding IFA Non-corporate, family organisation Flexible working Outcomes based rather than time based Opportunities to progress to Team Leader and beyond Opportunities for further training e.g. therapy Bonus scheme for completing assessments and for caseload support Main duties: Fostering Team Leader & Social Worker- East Midlands (Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Burton upon Trent, Loughborough, etc.) Supervising and managing the team of social workers and support workers in your area Helping to develop and expand the are in which you are based Supervising foster carers (a minimum caseload of 15 foster children is expected) Form F assessments on prospective foster carers Initial calls and visits with prospective foster carers 24/7 support for foster carers you support (weekend responsibilities shared with team) Working flexibly to achieve outcomes for children and young people Undertaking reviews of foster carers Conducting training for foster carers Person spec & requirements; Fostering Team Leader & Social Worker- East Midlands (Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Burton upon Trent, Loughborough, etc.) Energetic, passionate and determined to succeed Ability to work flexibly Desire to be part of an IFA which is growing and developing Social work degree and HCPC registered At least 5 years’ experience in a a Social Worker role or fostering setting Full UK driving license and access to a vehicle for work purpose Candidates with experience in residential child care settings and frontline practice preferred but not required Previous experience in a managerial setting is preferred but not required Starting pay will depend on experience. There are opportunities to progress up to Team Leader and beyond, with a salary of up to £43K + bonuses and benefits.

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