Supervising Social Worker

Recruiter
Castlewiew Group Training Ltd
Location
Darlington
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
09 May 2017
Closes
07 Jun 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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

Main Duties:

• 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