Supervising Social Worker

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
Little Ilford
Up to £10,000
15 Sep 2018
19 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Supervising Social Worker

Employer: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Social Care

Salary: PO3 £35,991 - £38,994

Location: Barking & Dagenham

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Hours: 35 hours per week.

DBS Check: Yes

Closing Date: 29/09/2018 at 11:59 AM

Reference: LBBD/18/72534

Barking and Dagenham council are seeking to recruit an experienced Supervising Social Worker to work in our Fostering Team.

You will need to demonstrate experience in recruiting and assessing prospective foster families – including short term and respite. This includes undertaking Form F assessments and presenting cases to Fostering Panel.

You will need to work closely with the children’s social workers, attend strategy meetings, LAC Reviews, Fostering Panel and any other meetings as required. You will be visiting Foster Carers and undertake formal supervision and to offer advice and support.

You will need to be able to demonstrate your knowledge of working in accordance with National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services and ability to work within the framework of legislation, guidance and regulations, particularly the Children Act 1989 and the London Child Protection Procedures.

Part of the role will require you to organise and participate in training courses for prospective carers and prepare and present a range of reports, including Strategy Meeting Reports, Stability/Disruption Meeting Reports, Placement Planning Meetings, Social Worker’s Annual Review reports and Long-Term Matching reports.

We’ll also expect you to contribute to the team – helping us develop and improve standards.

In return, we will give you the time and support you need to make a difference. We believe that our training, development and support is among the best in London – and we have plenty more in store for 2018. We are driving down caseloads and Barking and Dagenham council is investing heavily in better IT and mobile working technology to help staff spend more quality time doing what matters.

We offer a £2,500 recruitment allowance with your first salary and an annual £2,500 retention payment thereafter, subject to conditions.

Special Requirements for this Post

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure check.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for and you would be interested in a confidential discussion about the post, then please send your questions to and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

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