Senior Supervising Social Worker (Cardiff)

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Senior Supervising Social Worker (Cardiff)
Full Time (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)

£37,000 – £39,000 per annum
(dependent on experience)

(+ 45p a mile travel, ‘out of hours’ payment, 32 days annual leave + 8 Bank Holidays) and 10% employer contribution pension scheme

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic SSW for our friendly team, working primarily from home.

There will be involvement in recruiting, assessing, supervising and supporting Foster Carers to support us in maintaining our quality fostering service for looked after children. The role involves recruitment of foster carers, travel to the homes of our foster carers as required (which will at times involve travelling long distances), leading occasional projects, running and delivering training and support groups, and taking part in an ‘out of hours’ duty system (approximately 3/4 times a year).

Applicants need to be able to take a flexible approach to working, have proven fostering experience (demonstrating significant experience of working within Children’s Services) and be able to demonstrate outstanding people, report writing, organisation and recording skills. Applicants must hold a Diploma or BA in Social Work (or equivalent Social Work qualification) and are required to be registered with Social Work England and Social Care Wales on commencement of employment.

To allow our Social Workers to provide a thorough, personal and meaningful service to our fostering families, FCC believe that caseloads need to be manageable. We are a ‘not for profit, value-based organisation’, putting the needs of our children and carers first and are looking to appoint a Social Worker who is as passionate about this as we are. We are currently transitioning to become a charity, which will be completed in early 2023, so it has never been a more exciting time to join our team.

If you would like further information about our unique/ethically-minded organisation, or to discuss this role further, please contact  Steve Field – Director of Childcare, or Barbara Bull – Deputy CEO/Head of HR, on 01684 892380.

Closing Date: Monday 12th September 2022

Application Form

Job Description

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Please send all completed application forms to:

Lesley Jenkins
HR Administrator
The Foster Care Co-operative
Penny Hall
The Haysfield
Spring Lane North
WR14 1GF

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FCC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosures Barring Service clearance at enhanced level. CVs will not be accepted; all applicants must complete an application form.

FCC is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.