Supervising Social Worker

Iris Resourcing
£15,000 - £19,999
11 Sep 2018
19 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

A national and well regarded fostering provider are looking for a Supervising Social Worker, to join their Staffordshire based team.

With a national and regional presence, all of their offices have been graded ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ by Ofsted.

Carers are located across Stoke and Staffordshire / surrounds, hence you will live within this region.

Over view of role and responsibilities:

§ To provide support and supervision to foster carers

§ To work closely with any agencies and all staff to match children to families

§ To assess and provide training to foster carers as per the needs assessed in a reactive and proactive manner

§ To actively recruit and assess applicants offering to care for children on behalf of the Agency

§ To attend and produce reports for fostering panel meetings as necessary.

§ To carry out an annual review of Foster families

§ To support and attend a foster carer support group as needed.

§ To exercise an understanding of the customs, traditions, culture and religions when dealing with children and foster families.

§ To contribute to the development of the fostering service, to meet unmet needs and the demands faced by new legislation.

§ To act, if required, as a member of Foster Care panel

§ Be willing to work flexibly including evening and weekend work, when required, within the duty rota system or in emergencies.

You will be a car owner / driver and be required to travel as required. Some flexible working may be needed in order to attend emergencies or to participate in the duty rota.

You will be / have:

  • A qualified social worker
  • DipSW or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Two years’ experience of working in fostering related social work and /or child social care such as a looked after children’s team
  • Experience of assessing potential foster carers would be an advantage

Salary is to £32,000 + mileage

For further information, a job description and a confidential chat around the role and your suitability, please contact Harriet Connolly in confidence on 07740773499 / 0121 323 3720 /

Iris Resourcing is an unrivalled specialist resourcing partner to the looked after children’s social work sector, with a targeted focus across fostering & adoption: With a focus on permanent recruitment, we work strategically to find the ideal fit, matching experience, skills and aspirations.

If the above role is not suitable, but you are looking for a move within the sector, please do make contact to discuss what you may be looking for and other available opportunities.

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