Supervising Social Worker

Recruiter
The National Fostering Agency
Location
Basildon
Posted
23 Mar 2019
Closes
27 Mar 2019
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Supervising Social Worker When registering to this job board you will be redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed in full in order that your application can be reviewed. Job Title: Supervising Social Worker Location/Region: Basildon Office, caseload is predominately North Essex Based Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time Salary: up to £38,000 dependent on experience If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you! We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced social worker who can demonstrate recent experience in fostering to join our team across the North Essex area. The ideal candidate will share our ongoing commitment in providing excellence in the quality placements we provide for the children and young people in our care. This is your chance to join a supportive and caring, high achieving team at Children First Fostering Agency. We are part of the National Fostering Agency Group and while we retain our own identity we have benefited from the support of NFA ’s services including working with other acquired fostering agencies nationwide. About the Group The National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group is the largest independent providers of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We partner closely with Local Authorities and UK foster carers to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes for child fostering. With Acorn Care and Education a part of the NFA family we provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning. About The Role Supervising Social Workers are responsible for managing foster resources in an allocated area. The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting, assessing, supervising, training and supporting foster carers and their placements. Your primary responsibility will be providing quality and professional services by supervising and supporting allocated foster carers, their placements and completing necessary documentation. Who we are looking for You will need to be a qualified Social Worker and possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and their impact on fostering services. We want someone who places a focus on the positive outcomes of our children and take responsibility for helping improve the lives of our young people. Participation in an evening and weekend on call rota is expected and no additional payment is included. You will be a strong communicator, both written and verbal, have good IT skills and be flexible and able to travel throughout the area. Essential Criteria Qualified Social Worker (DipSW 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 Why work for us Private health care Dental Cover Holidays starting at 25 days per annum Extensive training suite Career development across the Group Professional support network Pension “Your Wellbeing Matters” Employee Rewards Hub 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.

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