Supervising Social Worker

Recruiter
The National Fostering Agency
Location
Worcester
Posted
17 Jan 2019
Closes
29 Jan 2019
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job : Supervising Social Worker Job ID: 84925 Salary £32,000 Closing date: 1st February 2019 Child Care Bureau is a partner agency of the NFA Group. The NFA Group is one of the largest independent providers of high-quality foster care in the UK. We partner closely with Local Authorities and foster parents to provide the best possible opportunities and outcomes for children in foster care. We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced social worker to join our Ofsted rated Good East & West Midlands regions. We need an experienced practitioner to join our team in the East & West Midlands areas, on a working from home arrangement. The ideal candidate will share our ongoing commitment to providing excellent service to children and foster carers. This is a permanent full-time role working 36.5 hours per week. Supervising Social Workers are responsible for managing fostering households in an allocated area and the successful candidate will be responsible for supervision of foster carers to provide quality placements for children and young people in our care. Who we are looking for You will need to be a qualified Social Worker, preferably with recent experience of working in a fostering service. You will possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and their impact on fostering services. Participation in an evening and weekend on call rota is expected. You will be a strong communicator, (both written and verbal), have good IT skills, be flexible and able to travel throughout the area. The successful candidate will also be required to travel regularly to the regional offices for team meetings, training and professional supervision. Essential Criteria Qualified Social Worker (Dip SW or CQSW or equivalent) Car driver and access to a vehicle Current registration with the relevant Social Work regulatory council (e.g. HCPC) Recent experience in services for children Demonstrates a working knowledge of, and an understanding of relevant legislation and minimum standards relating to fostering Ability to use ICT effectively to fulfil job responsibilities 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. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. For an informal discussion, please contact Howard Verran, Registered Manager on 01905 640 022

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