Fostering Supervising Social Worker

Recruiter
The National Fostering Agency
Location
Northampton
Salary
Up to £35K depending upon experience
Posted
14 Apr 2017
Closes
14 May 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Supervising Social Worker – Alliance Foster Care

Office based covering Northamptonshire and the surrounding area

Salary up to £35K per annum depending upon experience

Would you like to join one of the most well established and forward thinking independent child focused fostering agencies in Northampton?. At Alliance Foster Care we pride ourselves in having a close knit team of social workers and support staff who are rated as “Outstanding” in our Ofsted Inspection in 2014.

Alliance Foster Care covers the geographical areas of Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. We are part of the National Fostering Agency Group and while we retain our own identify we benefit from the support of NFA’s services including working with eight other acquired fostering agencies nationwide.

Supervising Social Workers are responsible for managing foster resources in an allocated area, recruiting, assessing, supervising, training and supporting foster carers and their placements, ensuring that we provide quality and professional services.

You will be required to have excellent assessment skills and will be a strong communicator, both written and verbal, have good IT skills and be flexible and able to travel throughout the region.You will need to be a qualified Social Worker and hold a current HCPC (or equivalent) registration, with recent experience in fostering and services for children. You will possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and their impact on fostering services.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

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