Senior or Supervising Social Worker - Fostering (2823)

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Senior or Supervising Social Worker - Fostering

FOSTERING PEOPLE 

Part-Time Senior/Supervising Social Worker (0.6/3 Days a week)

Contract: Permanent

Base location: Home Based

Covering Location: West Midlands

Basic Salary: Up to £34,000 pro-rata + company benefits including car allowance, pension, life assurance & employee discount scheme

Organisation
Fostering People
Department
Social Work
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary
Up to 34,000 pro rata plus car allowance & benefits
Geographical Location
West Midlands
Office
Birmingham
Position Reference
na
Closing Date
12-03-2021
Ref No
2823

Role Details

Fostering People are an innovative developing provider with an outstanding inspection rating. We have a reputation for providing exceptional support, to our children, foster carers and to our dedicated staff team.  Established in 2000, our reputation and positive approach has enabled us to achieve growth in the fostering sector. We have received 3 consecutive Outstanding inspections from Ofsted. Our 2019 inspection report highlighted the following:

  • Staff and managers work proactively and closely with a wide range of involved agencies and professionals. They constantly strive to learn and improve the services that they provide.
  • Carers report being very happy working for this agency. They feel that the assessment process is robust and fair. They have excellent support from their supervising social workers, as well as managers in the agency. They attend support groups and regular events with their birth and looked after children. They feel highly valued and respected as carer.
  • Agency staff report exceptionally high levels of satisfaction in their roles. They feel well supported, trained and respected. Training opportunities for staff and carers are excellent.

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior or Supervising Social Worker for our friendly and dynamic team to work with foster carers in the West Midlands area. You will be responsible for the recruitment, training, assessment, support and supervision of a range of foster carers ensuring high quality placements for looked after children.

Our long-serving retiring Supervising Social Worker said this about her experiences of working for Fostering People:

“Fostering People are a  fantastic  company to work for where you really feel as though  you can make a difference to children’s lives. You will feel well supported by your line manager and also by senior management – it’s a very open and inclusive environment where you feel able to share your ideas and have them listened to.  Working at Fostering People  gives  you the opportunity  to enhance your skills and knowledge and to  develop  your specific areas of interest “

An enthusiastic and committed self-starter with the ability to work independently but also skilled in keeping in touch with team members and carers, the successful candidate will have excellent assessment skills and will be a strong communicator, both written and verbal with good IT skills and be able to produce a high standard of report writing.

You will need to be a qualified Social Worker and hold a current HCPC registration, with recent experience in fostering and services for children. You will possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures in relation to fostering and safeguarding.

As an innovative agency we are seeking applicants that possess a real drive and share our creative vision, whether you’re new to fostering or an experienced supervising social worker.

This is a part time, permanent post which will homebased and comes with a highly attractive salary of up to £34,000 pro rata dependent on experience plus company car/allowance & benefits. We also offer a generous holiday allowance starting at 30 days rising to 35 in line with service plus bank holidays, bike to work and contributory pension schemes.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy please contact either Oliver Kirkland (07818 427679) or Cath Turnton (07748 143369)

Fostering People is an equal opportunities employer and has been awarded disability confident employer status by the jobcentre plus. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.  We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification.  Please be aware we do not work with Recruitment Agencies.