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Supervising Social Worker

Location: South West
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Date added: 13th November 2019
Salary:32,000 to 38,000
Reference: HO-FC-SSW-BRI-SW


Supervising Social Worker | Fostering | Bristol

Swiis Foster Care is looking to recruit a passionate and dedicated supervising social worker to join its established service in Bristol. The post is full time and permanent with an attractive annual salary up to £38,000, depending on experience, plus a Car Allowance of up to £3,400.

The role of supervising social worker is an exciting and a 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.

Essential requirements

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

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.


  • Competitive annual salary of £32,000 - £38,000
  • Generous car allowance and mileage expenses
  • 30 days annual leave + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Excellent Private Health Care options available after qualifying period
  • Pension Scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers

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, 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.

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 really 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 and Barring Service check.

Swiis is an equal opportunities employer.

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