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Supervising Social Worker

Job Description

Supervising Social Worker - Fostering

Start date: ASAP

Location: Bracknell

Contract length: Initially 3 months

Hours per week: 22.2 hours per week (Wednesday - Friday 9-5)

Rate of pay: £42ltd per hour

The Company:

Bracknell Forest Council is a leading provider of foster care services in the UK. They are committed to providing high-quality care to children and young people who are unable to live with their birth families.

The Role:

Bracknell Forest Council are currently looking for an experienced Social Worker to join their team on a part-time basis. As a Supervising Social Worker, you will be responsible for providing supervision and support to Foster Carers.

The Responsibilities:

  • Complete the delegated authority process to enable foster carers to play an informed and proactive role in day-to-day decision making
  • Attend Children Looked After (CLA) Review meetings and ensure that foster carers understand and implement the requirement around care planning
  • Organise annual foster carer review meetings in line with existing Fostering Policies and Procedures
  • Contribute to the recruitment of prospective foster carers by responding to enquiries received and by completing initial screening visits to determine suitability for assessment
  • Provide training to prospective and existing foster carers as per the needs of the service and to manage risk, health and safety and ensure safe care of foster placements
  • Promote listening to children at every opportunity; ensuring their views are heard, recorded and acted upon in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Ensure life journey work is completed with children and young people in accordance with their age and understanding

The Requirements:

  • A degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
  • Registration with Social Work England
  • Experience of working with children and young people in a foster care setting

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this role please submit your CV to or call 01772208964.