Supervising Social Worker

Recruiter
White Knight Recruitment
Location
Bristol (City Centre)
Posted
08 Nov 2018
Closes
09 Dec 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Supervising Social Worker
Bristol , Swindon and Somerset positions available.
£27,500 - £32,000 DOE
An opportunity has become available for an experienced social worker to join a top provider of residential and foster care in the Bristol, Swindon and Somerset regions.
Position Summary:
Working closely with other members of Five Rivers Family Placement Service at your nominated office and other agencies, in order to support the potential foster carers through the Form F process and to attend panel.
Completion of Form F Assessments within a 12 week time frame.
This reputable provider are looking for candidates who can display knowledge and attributes in the following:
Responsibilities:
•Promote the welfare of the children/young people placed with the Five Rivers Family Placement Service in particular, and within Five Rivers as a whole.
•Working with the foster carer and responsible local authority to ensure the effective management of the process of moving into foster care, ensuring that all legal requirements are met, and that the process is beneficial for children/young people.
•Offer support and supervision to foster carers, on a regular and systematic basis.
•Monitor the progress of the foster carer application to ensure that we work within the relevant legal framework.
•Work closely with other members of Five Rivers Family and other agencies, in order to support the foster carers through the application process.

Knowledge:
•Knowledge of a Child Care Setting.
•Knowledge of Child Care Law, including relevant fostering experience.
•Knowledge of Child Protection issues, in particular their relation to foster care.
•Knowledge and experience of foster care practice.
•An understanding of Equal Opportunities within service provision.
•Working knowledge of Fostering Regulations 2011.

Skills:
•Able to work as part of a team and share an understanding of team work.
•Able to work on their own initiative with consistent self-motivation.
•A good level of applied literacy and numeracy
•Able to communicate clearly and appropriately, both verbally and in writing.
•Able to present material professionally both written and orally, inside and outside the agency.
•Able to plan and prioritise workloads and to determine the location of resources.
•Able to maintain judgement when working under pressure.
•Able to offer supervision to foster carers and maintain records as appropriate.
•Able to make objective and supportable professional assessment of children/young people.

Education:
•Social Work Degree or equivalent would be desirable but not essential
•CQSW or DipSW
•Any applicant for this post that is a qualified social worker must be registered with the HCPC.
•Copies of the above qualifications and registration numbers will be required.

If you would like to be considered for these opportunities, please send an up to date CV to James at james.williams@whiteknightrecruitment.com
Or for further information on this post, please give James a call on 01962 841917
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £27,500.00 to £32,000.00 /year

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