Senior Supervising Social Worker (Sussex)
Senior Supervising Social Worker
Salary: up to £39,600
People Who Foster, is a family run Independent Fostering Agency. We are proud to have been awarded a `Good` rating from OFSTED in 2019 following our first inspection.
This is an exciting time, and this is an exciting role aimed at a social worker with ambitions and who can work well with our existing team and our external stakeholders.
We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Supervising Social Worker based in Sussex. This position is a permanent role and you will be responsible for the assessment, supervision and support of foster carers throughout East and West Sussex.
The successful candidate will be part of our unique, expanding organisation which helps children achieve and feel more confident about their future.
The post is permanent, full time (35 hours). We offer a competitive Salary from £28,600 - £39,600 per annum along with a generous annual leave allowance and pension scheme.
There is flexibility for the post holder to work from home and at the same time have access to our office in East Sussex.
These are exciting times as People Who Foster continues to expand and develop its Fostering Services and we are looking for someone to join our dynamic team. We have a strong commitment to staff development and there will be plenty of opportunities for internal and external training
There will also be opportunities through development of the area for future promotion.
People Who Foster are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people in our care. Staff are all required to adhere to the organisation’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures. This post will be subject to a clear Enhanced DBS Disclosure, an employment background check, satisfactory references & verification of a right to work in the UK. As part of our commitment to Safer Recruitment, CV’s cannot be considered without a completed application form.
- Ensure compliance with regulations, legislation and best practice guidelines
- Work with the Directors / Operations Manager and the team at People Who Foster to provide a professional Social Work service in line with our Vision and Values, Policies and Procedures, regulatory requirements and Ofsted inspection criteria.
- Provide and record regular supervision to a small group of foster carers in line with People Who Fosters Policies and Procedures and undertake such additional support visits/telephone contact with foster carers as placement agreements/contracts specify.
- Participation in our on call rota providing support to foster carers and children out of office hours.
- Provide high quality services to the children and young people placed with People Who Foster helping children and young people to feel more confident about their future.
- Ensure an excellent quality of service that promotes positive outcomes for looked after children
- Have a good understanding and be fully involved in the Recruitment of Foster Carers, and ensure their continued suitability and competence making sure they provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and learning environment for children and young people in their care.
- Be responsible for timely Form F Assessments and other relevant assessments and reports
- Promote the company and ensure professional standards are always adhered to
Experience & Skills
- Previous social work experience in Children’s Services
- Experience working in a Fostering Team
- Full working knowledge of current statutory and regulatory guidelines governing the operation of fostering, services for children and young people and of childcare legislation
- Full UK Driving License and use of own car
- Excellent verbal, communication and interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with carers, children, families and colleagues
- Experience of working at a senior social worker level
- Ability to work effectively independently as well as within a team
- Ability to build relationships and promote change
- Computer skills and knowledge (MS Office 365) including report and assessment writing skills
- Commitment to continued professional and personal development
- Commitment to equal opportunities and valuing diversity
- Professional Registration with Social Work England and be eligible to work in the UK
- A social work qualification: Social Work degree, CQSW, DIPSW or equivalent.