Social Worker

Posted 21 May 2023
Salary £35000 - £39000 per annum + Amazing Benefits
Job type Permanent
Discipline Social Work Fostering
Contact NameDavid Walsh

Job description

An Independent Fostering Agency is looking for a Supervising Social Worker to join their team. This is a permanent position.
They are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Supervising Social Worker to join their inspirational and friendly team to develop and promote the fostering services in Cardiff. They support the hybrid model of working with lots of flexibility to work from home.
The ideal applicant will have experience in a Fostering team. This is an excellent time to join this organisation as they continue to grow successfully.

Benefits for you as a Supervising Social Worker:

  • Career Development
  • Low Caseloads
  • Competitive Salary
  • Car Allowance
  • Wellbeing - Access to therapeutic wellbeing sessions with our Therapeutic Services team.
  • Bonuses - receive £200 service award on your two-year anniversary, plus up to £500 special recognition service for outstanding practice.
  • Increased Holiday - 27 days increasing gradually to 30 days after 4 years' service.

Your responsibilities as the Supervising Social Worker:

  • Support foster parents and their families to achieve outstanding outcomes for all children and young people in foster care.
  • Support and monitor the continued suitability and competence of Foster parents ensuring they provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and learning environment for children/young people.
  • Ensure each child and foster parent are fully compliant in respect of all key documentation.
  • Have an approach that is reflective and creative when working with our foster carers and young people to inspire them to reach their full potential.
  • Can manage your own caseload of typically 13 fostering families, giving support and guidance when necessary and help them to develop their skills.
  • Are passionate and want to actively contribute to the growth and development of the Fostering service.
  • Have worked in a fostering related social work role and /or child social care, such as a looked after children's team.
  • Have experience and can demonstrate evidence of identifying the needs of young people.
  • Have a good knowledge of fostering regulations, childcare law and safeguarding issues.
  • Can make objective professional assessments of children and young people.

Requirements of you as Supervising Social Worker:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
  • Must hold a full UK Driving Licence
  • Be registered as a social worker with Social Work England
  • Are a registered social worker in Wales or open to being registered (fee covered by IFA).
  • Have worked in a fostering related social work role and /or child social care, such as a looked after children's team.

Salary scale - up to £39,000 d.o.e + Benefits

What do you get from working with me?

  • CV enhancement
  • Application form enhancement
  • Access to many jobs in the market
  • One central point of contact
  • Interview preparation assistance
  • Expert consultation
  • Questions answered.
  • Offer negotiation.

I am also offering a referral bonus of £250.00 to anyone who refers a social work professional to our agency that is successfully placed.

Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss the above or other opportunities that you would like me to seek for you.