Supervising Social Worker - Fostering

Your new organisation

Southend Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre offering traditional seaside living that makes it a great place to live and work. This diverse and busy town has great public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links. The Council are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and innovative professional who would like to come and work within their Fostering team as the Supervising Social Worker

Your new role

The council are seeking to recruit a qualified social worker to undertake supervising social worker responsibilities. The post will be based within the fostering team which is a friendly and supportive team, based alongside the mainstream childcare teams.

This post offers the opportunity for a worker to develop their knowledge and skills and to be creative in their work within the community. The Fostering Team, located on the 7th Floor of the Civic Centre, is a busy team comprised of people with a varying range of professional experience. In view of the nature of the service, evening working is occasionally required.

Possessing good interpersonal and administrative skills, the successful candidate will have regular formal supervision as well as access to informal support and guidance from colleague supervising social workers.

What you'll need to succeed

The successful social workers will have:
• A recognised social work qualification
• Full HCPC registration
• Completion of ASYE
• Fostering experience
• The experience or drive to supervise newly grads and other team members
• Experience of planning, implementing and reviewing social work practice

What you'll get in return

When joining the council as a Social Worker, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: - flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities.  They are committed to ensure that you are supported in this challenging role with the appropriate level of training.

A full list of benefits provided by Southend Council can be viewed on the "Why Work For Us?" tab.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Nathalie Storozynski at Hays on . If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position with Southend-On-Sea Borough Council, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

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