Supervising Social Worker

29610.00 GBP Hourly + Allowance once participating in the rota
11 Jul 2017
24 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Supervising Social Worker

Full Time - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Office-based - Yorkshire (LS14 6FD)

TACT, the UK's largest fostering and adoption charity now has over 500 dedicated carers, who look after over 600 children and young people across the country. Our reputation and growth rests upon our strength in providing successful placements. As a charity, we do not have shareholders who receive profits and we invest all of our surplus income into service, staff, carers, and children's development.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a national non-profit making organisation at a local level. We are interested in individuals for whom quality of service is paramount and in those who share our commitment to working in partnership with children and their foster carers in the development of the agency.

The overall purpose of this role is to manage caseloads, assess, train and support a diverse range of foster carers, children and young people. You may also be involved in the recruitment of foster carers. The successful candidate will also have a keen interest in Duty / Placement work as you will be expected to cover this on a regular basis. The work will predominantly be with families in the South Yorkshire area.

You are required to have the following:

  • Recent experience in childcare, preferably family placement work
  • Up-to-date knowledge of all relevant legislation
  • DipSW, CSS or CQSW qualified and registered with the HCPC.
  • An enhanced disclosure is also required and is requested for you by TACT.

You will be required to be on an out of hours' rota and you will be paid an out of hours' allowance of GBP1,500 per annum once participating in the rota.

TACT offer an excellent benefits package including 31 days paid holiday, flexible working arrangements, group income protection scheme, x10 death in service, stakeholder pension scheme, child care vouchers and fantastic learning and development opportunities. Please see the job information pack for further information.

  • Closing: Monday 24th July 2017 at Midnight
  • Interviews: Thursday 10th August 2017 at TACT Yorkshire (LS14 6FD)

TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.