Supervising Social Worker

Recruiter
SWAP Foster Care
Location
Bedworth, Warwickshire is where our Office is Based.
Salary
up to £45,000 + Beneifts
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Closes
22 Dec 2021
Contact
Jessica Robertson
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Supervising Social Worker/ Advanced Practitioner

SWAP Ltd – Bedworth

We have an exciting opportunity for a Supervising Social Worker/ Advanced Practitioner to join our friendly fostering team. We are a small family-oriented agency committed to providing quality foster placements that are able to provide a stable, safe, consistent and caring environment for children in care. The ideal candidate will share our ongoing commitment in providing excellence in the quality placements we provide.

As a Supervising Social Worker you will:

  • Undertake comprehensive assessments of applicant foster parents,
  • Support Foster parents, their placements and complete necessary documentation.
  • Contribute to foster parent recruitment and marketing,
  • Contribute to staff training,
  • Contribute to foster parent training and support groups,
  • Participate in supervision,
  • Participate in the out of hour’s duty system on a rolling weekly rota,
  • Attend fostering panel and present matters including assessments & reports.

Essential Requirements:

  • An ability to work as part of a team and independently as required.
  • An ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Enhanced DBS (previously known as CRB) disclosure assessed as no relevant disclosures.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • You will need to be a Qualified (DipSW/CQSW) Social Worker,
  • Ideally with 1 year post qualifying experience for Practitioner role or, 3+ years for Advanced Practitioner role, working with Looked After Children and/or Foster Carers.
  • Experience of working in a Fostering Service is Advantageous.
  • You will need Social Work England Registration,
  • Full UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle,
  • A good working knowledge of current relevant legislative frameworks to Children Social Care and Fostering including the Children Act 1989, National Minimum Standards and Fostering Services Regulations as a minimum.
  • Ability to use ICT effectively to fulfil job responsibilities.

Benefits/Remuneration:

  • Competitive salary £28,500 – £39,000 depending on skills/ experience/ qualifications. Advanced Practitioner up to £45,000.
  • Up to 5 weeks paid Annual Leave with in-service increases,
  • All additional English Public/Bank holidays (8) totalling 34 days leave per annum.
  • Participation in ‘People’s Pension’ contributory scheme.
  • Regular monthly supervisory support.
  • Regular Annual and 6-monthly performance reviews.
  • Protected Caseloads of no more than 10-15 cases,
  • Regular monthly training to support CPD.

This is a full time position of 37 hours per week, with the hours of business being 9 am - 5 pm , Monday - Thursday and 9 am - 4.30 pm on a Friday, with half an hour taken for lunch each day.

Office Based position but Flexible home working opportunities can be agreed.

If you are interested in applying for this position, or would like to discuss this further then please contact Jessica Robertson via email: jessica.robertson@swapfostercare.org or telephone 02476617774

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