Supervising Social Worker - East London

Iris Resourcing
40000.00 GBP Annual + + GBP3,000 car allowance + mileage
03 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A national and well regarded fostering provider are looking for a home based Supervising Social Worker to cover the East London region.

Carers are located across this area, hence you will live within this region - areas such as Barking / Dagenham / Newham / Redbridge / Hackney and Enfield

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
  • Significant prior experience of working directly within a fostering team (essential)
  • A car owner / driver

Salary is to GBP40,000 + GBP3,000 car allowance + mileage

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

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.