Supervising Social Worker - Fostering

Posted 4 April by Social Care & Education

We are looking to recruit a full time Supervising Social Worker to work for an Independent Fostering Agency in the Hampshire area.

We are looking for a passionate social worker to join our team and take on a manageable caseload. Due to the nature of the role you will need a full UK drivers licence and access to a vehicle. In return for your commitment to the carers and looked after children you support we will have a focus on your professional development and offer fantastic benefits to the successful candidate.

Supervising Social Worker - Fostering:

Your main duties will include but are not limited to;

  • Supervising and supporting a number of Foster Carers across the region.

  • Offering information and counselling.

  • Putting together support plans.

  • Ensure all documentation is complete.

  • Ensure that children’s care and development needs are met within placements.

  • Undertake parenting assessments, present to court where required.

  • Participate in the 'out of office hours' telephone support to Foster Carers.

  • To interview and assess suitable Foster Carers.

  • To provide or co-ordinate mandatory training to Foster Carers.

  • Undertake performance and target reviews with the Director on a regular basis. Contribute to regional development plans.

  • Undertake regular self-audits of record keeping.

  • Provide regular updates to the Senior Management Team.

    Applicant requirements:

  • Dip SW/CQSW/Social Work Degree/GSCC registration/PQ award and current HCPC registration.

  • A minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience in children’s services/ foster care delivery.

  • Ability to supervise and support a small staff team.

  • Ability to manage and support Foster Carers.

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of assessing and supervising Foster Carers is desirable.

    In order to be considered for this role you must be HCPC registered, be a qualified Social Worker, be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS, and have a full drivers licence.

Required skills

  • Foster Care
  • Social Work
  • Accurate Record Keeping
  • Caseload Management

Reference: 34823941

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