2 x Part Time Senior Supervising Social Worker (Fostering) – East Midlands

2 x Part Time Senior Supervising Social Worker (Fostering)
(East Midlands: Leicestershire/Northamptonshire/Derbyshire/Staffordshire)
£31,401 – £36,272 per annum
(dependent on experience)

(+ 45p a mile travel, ‘out of hours’ payment, 40 days annual leave
(inclusive of bank holidays FTE)
and 10% employer contribution pension scheme)

We are seeking to recruit two experienced and enthusiastic Supervising Social Workers for our friendly team, working primarily from home.

There is flexibility in terms of days and hours worked, and the geographical location of the successful candidates.  However, we are ideally looking for Social Workers wishing to work 22.5 hours per week.

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 sometimes involve travelling distances), leading occasional projects, running and delivering training and support groups, and taking part in an ‘out of hours’ duty system (3 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 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.

To allow our Social Workers to provide a thorough, personal and meaningful service to our fostering families, FCC believe that caseloads need to be kept low. We are a not for profit organisation, putting the needs of our children and carers first and are looking to appoint Social Workers who is as passionate about this as we are.

Application Closing Date: Monday 2nd March, 2020

To discuss this role further, please contact Steve Field – Director of Child Care or Barbara Bull – Head of HR/Deputy CEO, on 01684 892380.  

Job Description/Person Specification

Application Form

If you have issues downloading the above files, please contact: lesley@fostercarecooperative.co.uk

Please send all completed application forms to:

Barbara Bull
Head of HR/Deputy CEO
The Foster Care Co-operative
Penny Hall
The Haysfield
Spring Lane North
WR14 1GF

Or via email to: barbara@fostercarecooperative.co.uk

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

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