Supervising Social Worker - Fostering

Sandwell, West Midlands
£26,575 - £35,955 Depending on Experience
06 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018
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Supervising Social Worker - Fostering

Based Sandwell & Coventry, West Midlands

£26,575 - £35,955 Depending on Experience

Join a friendly team and a growing fostering service in the West Midlands where your skills will flourish, and you will be able to contribute to achieving positive results for young people.    

St Christopher’s is looking for a qualified Supervising Social Worker to join our fostering team in Sandwell. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of our Fostering Services by playing a key role in the recruitment, training and assessment of foster carers and by building positive relationships with referring authorities and other professionals. You will share our passion for creating positive futures for children and will be committed to working to the highest standards.  This role is an exciting opportunity to grow your career with us.

St Christopher’s Approach

At St Christopher’s Fellowship, Social Pedagogy is our core philosophy of care, drawing together theories and concepts from related disciplines such as sociology, psychology, education, philosophy, medical sciences and social work. Our use of social pedagogy centres on attachment theory and building positive relationships with young people to bring out their inner “diamond”.

We make sure our actions reflect our values. Working in this way allows us to build trust and empower people to do their best, whatever their role.

Applicants should have:

  • CQSW, DipSW, BA Social Work or equivalent professional qualification, and registration with the Health and Care Professions Care Council (HCPC)
  • Experience of working in a fostering or adoption service preferably including a commercial perspective.
  • Knowledge of relevant Child Care and Fostering Legislation
  • Excellent communication skills with children, their families and other professional agencies

In return we offer:

  • Salary £26,575 - £35,955 Depending on Experience.
  • A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture..
  • 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays.
  • Industry Leading training programme including children’s right and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health and Social Pedagogy.
  • Contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
  • BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers.
  • Discount shopping scheme at hundreds of retailers across the UK.
  • Discretionary Funding Training Programs.
  • Employee Awards based on performance and length of service.
  • Fantastic opportunities to develop your career within our range of services.

Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.

For the full Job Description for this role and more detail about what will be required, please visit our website.

Your on-line application must include a supporting statement addressing the criteria given in the Person Specification.

Closing Date: 30th September

Please bear in mind that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

St Christopher’s is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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