Supervising Social Worker

Recruiter
The National Fostering Agency
Location
Waltham Abbey
Posted
28 Nov 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
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: Waltham Abbey Contract Type: Full-time/Permanent 37.5 hours Salary: circa £37,000 Job ID: 82430 Closing Date: 14th December 2018 We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced social worker who can demonstrate recent experience in fostering to join our team across the Waltham Abbey 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 a permanent full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. Supervising Social Workers are responsible for managing fostering 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 Brighter Futures. 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 our other acquired fostering agencies nationwide. 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 17 schools and 17 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 services. 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. The successful candidate will also be required to travel regularly to the regional office in Waltham Abbey for team meetings, training and professional supervision. 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 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. Keywords: social care / support work / health and social care / supervising care / caring / support worker / fostering /

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