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Location: East Midlands, West Midlands
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Date added: 9th May 2018
Salary:£32,000 - £36,000
Supervising Social Worker | Birmingham
Swiis Foster Care is looking to recruit a passionate and dedicated Supervising Social Worker to join its established service in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The post is full time and permanent with an attractive annual salary between £32,000 - £36,000.
The role of Supervising Social Worker is an exciting and stimulating one that involves providing intensive support to foster carers and their families to enable them to provide the very best quality of care to the vulnerable children they look after.
Working in accordance with the Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011 and the Fostering Services National Minimum Standards 2011, you will provide monthly Supervision to a manageable caseload of foster carers, undertake additional planned and unannounced visits to children in placement, formulate training and development plans for carers, and forge effective working relationships with the local authorities responsible for children. You will have excellent recording and report writing skills and will be IT competent.
You will be a team player, a good communicator and a skilled and self-motivated professional, with the ability to work flexibly. As well as managing your caseload, you will be part of a duty rota to support the running of the service, both within and outside of normal office hours. There is also an expectation that you will be involved in delivering training to prospective and existing foster carers.
You will have a good understanding of the needs of looked after children and of the challenges that these bring for foster carers, as well as transferrable assessment skills, but you need not have direct experience within the fostering sector.
You will have a strong commitment to promoting and safeguarding the wellbeing of children, but you will also have an appreciation of the demands that come with working for a high quality independent fostering service in an increasingly competitive environment.
The Supervising Social Worker position is available immediately; and is full time, permanent, with office hours covering. Standard office hours are 9.00 am - 5.30 pm, but this is role that does require you to be able to work evenings on a regular basis and weekends on occasions.
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, with consistently excellent Ofsted inspections based on 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.