Supervising Social Worker – Tavistock Office
The Foundation is seeking a full time member of staff – working a 5-day week.
The position commands a full time equivalent salary (ranging from £29,000 to 32,000 dependent on experience) paid monthly in arrears.
With 25 working days’ annual leave entitlement plus extra leave days during Christmas and New Year closure.
Permanent full time social workers are provided with a car allowance (£300.00 per month and travel costs (0.40 pence per mile) (but does not include travel to the office).
The company also has a pension scheme – with employer contributions.
A comprehensive training package will also be provided with an opportunity to specialise in your preferred area within fostering.
The successful applicant (who will work out of the Tavistock Office and working from home) will report directly to the South West Team Manager and will liaise closely with the office administrator, all other social workers and support staff, trainers, assessors, carers, placement teams and local authority social workers. The caseload will be no more than 10 fostering families and this will also be measured according to complexities of the children placed.
The Supervising Social Worker will have the following essential qualities and attributes: –
• An appropriate professional social work qualification
• A proven track record of working with children and families within a child care setting with a local authority or private and voluntary employer
• A current clean driving licence
• A clear Enhanced DBS
• A lively and friendly personality with a sense of humour
• A “can do” attitude and an ability to self-motivate
• A team player
• Able to build reliable and trusting relationships with work colleagues, carers and social workers
• A sound knowledge of The Care Standards Act and The National Minimum Standards and Fostering Services Regulations
• Acceptable IT skills and a pleasant telephone manner
• A good organiser with a level head
• A person who can operate efficiently under pressure when the occasion arises
• A person who understands and respects the sensitive and confidential nature of much of the work involved in running a fostering service.