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Supervising Social Worker

  • Salary: Negotiable Salary + other terrific benefits
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Date posted: 04-10-2017
  • Sector: Private & Voluntary, Fostering, Social Work
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00002243_1507133066

Supervising Social Worker - Edinburgh

A competitive salary + Excellent benefits

We are looking for a committed Supervising Social Worker to join this excellent organisation and supportive, pro active team.

You will have a sound knowledge of fostering legislation and practice issues, and will be able to deliver the high standards of the service that the organisation provide.

Are you:

  • An experienced social worker?
  • A driven individual?
  • Passionate about Fostering?


  • A Competitive salary
  • A car allowance of up to £3,000
  • Mileage paid
  • Competitive annual leave + public holidays
  • Company pension
  • Other terrific benefits

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment, training and supervision of foster carers
  • Undertake thorough, professional assessments of prospective foster carers and present their assessments to panel
  • Contribute to running the foster carers' training and support group programme
  • Support a number of foster carers by regular supervision visits, telephone calls (including out of hours), attendance at children's meetings and liaison with placing social workers
  • Working with looked after children


  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
  • A valid SSSC registration
  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of the current legislations and frameworks relevant to Children Social Care and Fostering
  • Post qualified experience of children & families social work
  • Experience within Fostering in some capacity (desirable)
  • Must hold a full UK Driving Licence and have access to a vehicle to travel to other areas.
  • Be willing to participate in an out of hours' rota


Want to apply?

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Jamil Olweny on 0118 948 5555 or via email for further details.