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Supervising Social Worker - Foster Care

Location: Scotland
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Date added: 5th February 2018
Salary:£30,500 - £37,000 depending on experience
Reference: HO-FC-SSW-DUN

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Supervising Social Worker | Foster Care | Dunfermline

An experienced Supervising Social Worker is required to join our fostering team as a Supervising Social Worker to be based in Dunfermline office covering foster carers who reside in Fife, Edinburgh and Lothians. This is a full-time position within our Permanence team, with an annual salary of £30,500 - £37,000 per annum and an attractive benefits package.

The role involves being responsible for supervising foster carers with placements and providing them with on-going support, monitoring the care provided and contributing to carer development. Supervising Social workers are responsible for co-ordinating good communication between everyone involved to ensure positive outcomes for children and young people. They are also involved in the recruitment, assessment and preparation of prospective carers and the review of approved carers.

The role is for a permanent full-time position, with office hours covering Monday - Friday 8.45am-5.15pm; however, flexibility with working hours will on occasion be required

The post holder will be expected to take part in a regular out of hours on call system, on a rota basis.

Benefits:

  • £30,500 - £37,000 per annum
  • Car allowance*
  • Mileage expenses*
  • Excellent Private Health Care options available after qualifying period
  • 30 days’ annual leave + 10 Bank Holidays
  • Personal pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers
  • On call payment

Essential requirements:

  • Relevant qualification in Social Work (DipSw, CQSW, MA/BA)
  • Current SSSC registration
  • Some relevant experience in a children and families and/or family placement team or similar setting.
  • Working knowledge of current social work legislation, regulations and standards
  • Ability to work positively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Direct knowledge of child protection procedures
  • Ability to manage case load
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Car driver


It is also desirable to have had experience in working with foster carers or Children Looked After in foster placements.


About us

At Swiis, we believe that good and great are two entirely different things. So, we aim for the latter in everything we do. That’s why Swiis Foster Care is a national leading Independent Fostering Agency, regularly rated Very Good or Excellent by the Care inspectorate for the high-quality service provided to our foster carers and children and young people in our care.

Swiis Foster Care is a continuously expanding company and offers significant development opportunity for the right candidate.

Apply now

If you believe that you have the motivation and ambition to work for one of the finest Independent Foster Care Agencies in the UK and have the desire to improve outcomes for looked after children, then please apply now. Please submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment and study history, qualifications and relevant skills.

For further information contact Paul Gaffney, Team Manager (Permanence), Foster Care Scotland, at Paul.Gaffney@swiis.com

Swiis is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, where applicable Post holders will subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service or Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme in Scotland.

Due to the volume of applicants, if you have not received a response from us within 14 days, please assume that you have not been successful in your application.

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