Supervising Social Worker - 12 month contract
ORANGE GROVE FOSTERCARE
Supervising Social Worker - 12 month fixed term contract
Salary Scale: £30,000-37,000
Benefits: £3,000 Car Allowance, 30 Days’ Annual Leave (rising to 35 days with length of service) + Bank Holidays, Company Pension, Life Assurance x2, Employee Discount Scheme & Free Parking
Office Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Covering Location: Staffordshire
Orange Grove was founded in 1996 by two social workers who understood that strong relationships held the key to successful fostering. As with all families, relationships matter. They provide a stable platform for growth, which is why we commit time, effort and resources into nurturing them constantly.
We do this for the children in our care by getting to know them and providing a safe and positive family environment. We do it for our foster parents by treating them individually and tailoring our support to their needs. And we take care to build strong and positive relationships with local authorities and our other partners, so we can all work effectively together.
This has been at the heart of our philosophy ever since we were first set up over 20 years ago.
You will be involved in the recruitment, training and supervision of Foster carers and promoting the welfare of children placed with Orange Grove Fostercare. As a qualified and registered social worker you will have significant experience of family placement work and foster care practice including the assessment of potential foster carers. An extensive knowledge of fostering regulations, child care law and safeguarding issues is essential. You will have excellent communication skills and a commitment to high quality practice.
You must hold a valid driving license, have unrestricted access to your own car, and be confident to travel across Staffordshire and surrounding areas.
For an informal discussion please contact Christine Thornton on 07919 678 863.
To make an application please hit apply.
Due to developments with COVID and lockdown all interviews at this time will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams and all offers and appointments managed pragmatically in line with individual and company needs.
No agencies please. All speculative CV's received will be sent on to our approved partners.