Supervising Social Worker

Posted 17 May 2023
Salary £35000 - £40500 per annum + £4500 car allowance
LocationWest Sussex
Job type Permanent
Discipline Fostering
Contact NameTom McKenna

Job description

A leading children's services Social Enterprise is looking for a Supervising Social Worker to support a caseload of foster carers, as well as working to a recruitment plan in recruiting for prospective fostering carers, around the whole of Sussex for their fostering service. This role is Full-time and a permanent position. You will be working with an experienced team and in a culture where children are respected, listened to, and involved in as many decisions as possible.

The ideal Supervising Social Worker will have Fostering & therapeutic practice experience, preferably within the private sector as this organisation has a strong therapeutic approach to practice (trauma-informed model).

What is on offer for you as the Supervising Social Worker:

  • Car Allowance of £4500 per annum + mileage
  • Training opportunities including formal CHARMS training
  • Peer and group clinical supervision provided by a qualified psychologist
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Medical cashback scheme with Simply Heath
  • Company pension scheme
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • This agency were named Employer of the Year at the National Children and Young People Awards 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities for you as the Supervising Social Worker:

  • Carry out initial home visits to prospective foster carers.
  • Complete Form F Assessments and Foster Carer Annual Reviews
  • Plan and lead our foster families' support groups and recognition events
  • Assist in delivering and participating in our training programme for foster families
  • Be part of their Children's and Young People's Participation Events
  • Taking part in our On Call service on a rota basis.

Requirements for you as the Supervising Social Worker:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered with Social Work England
  • Experience of working within a Fostering service
  • Knowledge or experience of Therapeutic working
  • You must have a full UK driving licence
  • An excellent working knowledge and understanding of the current legislation and frameworks relevant to Children Social Care and Fostering

Location: West and East Sussex

Salary: Up to £40,500 plus car allowance of £4500 per annum