Supervising Social Worker

Recruiter
The National Fostering Agency
Location
Collingtree, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
24 May 2019
Ref
1153555607
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: Northamptonshire/Bedfordshire Contract Type: Permanent Full Time Salary: up to £34,000 We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced social worker who can demonstrate recent experience in fostering to join our team across the Northampton and Bedford 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. 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 placement's. Your primary responsibility will be providing quality and professional services by supervising and supporting allocated foster carers, their placements and completing necessary documentation. This is your chance to join a high achieving team at Alliance Foster Care. 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 thirteen other acquired fostering agencies nationwide. About the Group The NFA Group is one of 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. Now with Acorn Care and Education a part of the NFA family we provide special needs education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally . 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 ; 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 ; 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 ( 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.

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