Part Time Senior Supervising Social Worker

Posted 4 April by Core Assets Easy Apply Featured

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A POSITIVE AND LASTING DIFFERENCE TO LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE?

ARE YOU AN ENTHUSIASTIC SOCIAL WORKER LOOKING FOR A NEW CHALLENGE?

Foster Care Associates Scotland is looking for a Senior Supervising Social Worker to deliver a fostering service on a part time, permanent basis in Aberdeen. You will be home based, and also part of an experienced and successful, multi-disciplinary team based in Rosyth. You will be rewarded with an excellent salary plus additional benefits.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Deputise for the Team Manager, including attending meetings, chairing team meetings and Foster Carer support groups. Facilitate Foster Carer/Children’s events.

  • Regular formal and informal supervision of other team members as detailed in the supervision agreement.

  • Recruit, assess and monitor the continued suitability and competence of Foster Carers ensuring they provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and learning environment for children/young people.

  • Undertake Form F Assessments.

  • Responsibility for taking on more challenging and complex cases.

  • Work in partnership with the relevant authority to ensure that the child and young person’s needs as identified in the Care Plan and placement agreement are met.

  • Deliver and support Foster Carer learning & development programme.

  • Participate in the Out of Hours duty rota as required.

  • Provide practice learning opportunities including supervision and support of students.

  • Provide and record regular supervision to allocated foster carers in line with FCAS’s operational standards.

  • Participate in Foster Carer annual reviews, within required timescales, providing written evidence of competence, presenting annual review reports to FCAS’s Panel as required.

YOU MUST HAVE:

  • A Social Work qualification

  • Professional registration with the SSSC/equivalent

  • Proven ability to produce a high standard of report writing

  • A comprehensive working knowledge of relevant legislation and child safeguarding procedures

  • Have the ability to work as part of a dynamic multi professional team.

  • Have the ability to work with groups e.g. carers support groups or in a training setting.

  • The willingness and ability to travel (including occasional nights away)

  • Must possess a full driving licence

This position comes with a salary up to £33,000 per annum pro rata (depending on experience) + car + benefits.

Foster Care Associates is an Equal Opportunities employer. The successful applicant will be subject to a PVG/Disclosure Scotland check at enhanced level if successful for the position. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification. Please note, we do not work with recruitment agencies.

Reference: 34558003

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