Supervising Social Worker – Family Placement Team

Isle of Man Government
Isle of Man
£30,000 - £39,999
13 Sep 2018
19 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Supervising Social Worker – Family Placement Team

Department of Health & Social Care
Noble's Hospital - Isle of Man

£35,537 to £41,507 Per Annum

DOH& - 007586

About the role

You will be responsible for recruitment, assessment, approval, support and supervision of foster carers, including connected carers, ensuring that children remain at the heart of everything we do. You will prepare and present assessments to the Fostering Panel and identify placements for children as appropriate to their needs.

Successful candidates will have a diploma in social work (or equivalent) and be registered with HCPC or an equivalent body. Applications will be accepted from newly-qualified workers who have had at least one placement in a children and families setting.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying placements for children appropriate to their needs and ensuring effective management and support plans are in place to support carers and promote placement stability.
  • Preparing and implementing training for prospective and approved carers in accordance with carers professional development plans ensuring that safeguarding is embedded within the Service and in the approach of carers.
  • Enabling on-going reflective supervision and to provide support to approved foster carers, both prior, during and after placement to enable foster carers to develop their skills and practice.
  • Being part of the rota for provision of support to foster carers out of hours
  • Reporting to the Registered Manager on the work of the Fostering Service and advising on further development to contribute to service development.

Relocation Information

Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £7,000 based on receipts is available for this role. For any further information on the relocation package please contact To find out more about the lifestyle, culture and living/working on the Isle of Man please visit our website.

This role also qualifies for a recruitment incentive of £3,000 which will be payable in the 1st, 13th, and 25th months of employment.

All about the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a special place to live and work!

Those living on the Island, benefit from great lifestyle opportunities, open space, a safe environment, great education and a real sense of community. There are numerous events, clubs and societies in almost everything you can imagine. Isle of Man residents benefit from lower tax rates than a lot of countries in the EU and a simpler, more efficient system of calculation.

For further information about living in the Isle of Man and the Island’s lifestyle, visit website.

How to apply

Please note a police check, a full valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle are essential requirements for this post.

If you would like some more information on this post, you can contact Emma Barlow on 01624 687345 and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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