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Supervising Social Worker (NF/SSW)

Overview

Reference
NF/SSW

Salary
Up to £34,000 dependent on experience

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- East Midlands -- Northamptonshire -- Northampton

Job Type
Permanent

Posted
Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Supervising Social Worker

Location:  Northampton Area

Salary: Up to £34,000 dependent on experience

Contract Type:  Permanent, Full Time

About the Group
We are part of National Fostering Group.

Our highly skilled and dedicated fostering community supports Local Authorities by providing short or long-term foster placements for thousands of vulnerable children and teenagers throughout the UK. With 100% of our 28 regional fostering agencies officially recognised by Ofsted, Welsh and Scottish regulators as either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’, it is perhaps not surprising that more people choose to foster with our fostering agencies than any other fostering provider in the UK.

About the Supervising Social Worker Role
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced social worker to join our team at the Northampton Office covering the Northampton, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Peterborough, Cambridge and Luton areas. 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 position.

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 placements. 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.

Requirements for the Supervising Social Worker Role
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. 

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 Social Work England/Wales, NISCC, SSSC)
  • 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 

Why work for us?

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub

If you feel you are suitable for the Supervising Social Worker position, please apply now, where you will be taken through to our external site to apply.

Please note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access either Skype or MS Teams.

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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