Supervising Social Worker
Are you a Social Worker with experience of working within a Foster Service environment?
Our client is looking to recruit a permanent Supervising Social Worker to work as part of a busy team based in Darlington. Reporting to the Fostering Manager, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing organisation with future developmental opportunities and an attractive salary package.
To be considered for the role you must have:
• CQSW/CSS. DipSW, BA (hons) in Social Work (England)
• Experience of working with looked after children and young people
• Experience of working with or having direct knowledge of fostering
• Working knowledge of childcare legislation
• Working knowledge of the fostering national minimum standards
• Experience of managing own caseload
• Good verbal and written communication with good assessment skills
• Working knowledge of Attachment Theory and a Therapeutic Approach toward working with children and young people
• Participation in recruitment campaigns that target all ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic groups.
• Participation in presentation and preparation of ongoing training programme for carers and colleagues.
• Regular visits to foster carers, including their own children in surrounding areas.
• Prepare and present fostering assessments and foster carer reviews to the Fostering Panel.
• Maintenance of full recording of contacts and visits with foster carers, including identifying their strengths, and areas that need further development.
• To support foster carers in meeting the needs of children in placement
• To ensure that each child in placement is seen alone.
• To advise and liaise with the child’s social worker on various aspects of the placement.
• To take account of cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds and religious persuasions in providing services for children and families.
• Establish and participate in support groups for foster carers, and their own children.
• Ensure that statutory fostering regulations and standards are adhered to.
• Attend Statutory Reviews, placement meetings, disruption meetings and Child Protection case Conferences where required.
• Advise carers of the complaints procedure.
• To attend team meetings and participate in team development.
• To prepare for and attend supervision sessions and carry out the agreed actions.
Salary £30-35,000 depending on experience