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Supervising Social Worker

Location: North East
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Date added: 3rd July 2018
Salary:£29,000 - £33,000
Reference: HO-FC-DUR-SSW-SW


Supervising Social Worker | Fostering | Durham

Swiis are seeking an experienced Supervising Social Worker, required to join our fostering team in Durham. This is a full-time position, with annual salary of £29,000 - £33,000 per annum and an attractive benefits package.

This is an exciting opportunity for a registered social work professional to take on a challenging and stimulating role as a Supervising Social Worker, supporting and supervising foster carers and their families.

The ideal candidate will be a committed and personable individual with a current HCPC registration. In this role, you will offer professional advice, guidance, support and supervision to foster carers and their familiesto sustain children and young people in their placements, ensuring that carers have support in the undertaking of training and on-going professional development. The Supervising Social Worker will also undertake routine planned and un-planned visits to the carers and further work as part of an out of hour’s service to ensure continuity of support.

Good communication is essential between all relevant Local Authority stakeholders responsible for the welfare of the child or young person in placement. Contribution to the carer annual review process will also be required.

Supervising Social Worker Benefits

  • £29,000 - £33,000 per annum
  • Free DBS*
  • Mileage expenses*
  • Car allowance
  • 30 days’ annual leave + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Excellent Private Health Care options available after qualifying period
  • Pension Scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Career progression opportunity

Supervising Social Worker Essential requirements

  • Current HCPC registration and be eligible to work in the UK
  • MA/BA in social work/DipSW
  • Minimum of 2 years’ social work experience within a child care setting
  • Thorough understanding of legislative framework pertaining to children
  • Ability to manage a case load
  • Strong assessment and referral skills
  • Car driver with own car and clean licence

About Swiis

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 Ofsted Outstanding 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 professional experience 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 submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment history.

Swiis Foster Care is committed to safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults. Post holders are subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service.

Swiis is an equal opportunities employer.

*Terms and Conditions apply

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