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Supervising Social Worker

Job Description

Supervising Social Worker

Our company is a leading fostering agency committed to providing high-quality services for children and young people. They are currently looking for a knowledgeable and skilled Supervising Social Worker to join our team covering Wigan and Warrington.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting, supporting, and developing the skills of foster carers to ensure that they provide outstanding care and the best possible outcomes for children and young people in their care. They will work in collaboration with all stakeholders and strive to ensure that the children and young people in their care reach their full potential. The Supervising Social Worker will provide a comprehensive, flexible, and high-quality service to carers, children, and young people in their care using legal, regulatory, and statutory guidance to inform practice decisions and to safeguard and protect against harm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Recruit, assess, and monitor the skills of foster carers to ensure that they provide a safe, healthy, nurturing, and learning environment for children and young people
  • Provide support to carers to enable them to evidence the level of competence against required training standards within timescales
  • Provide regular supervision to allocated foster carers in line with the agency's operational and quality standards
  • Develop and forge strong relationships with local authorities to maximise placements and achieve the best outcomes for children
  • Work in partnership with children, young people, foster carers, and other professionals, local authorities, and stakeholders, enabling full participation in assessment, planning, review, and decision making including those issues relating to safeguarding and child protection
  • Provide support based on evidence and best practice, which is tailored to meet individual child and the foster family and appropriate to the situation
  • Lead the investigation of allegations of significant harm to children in consultation with other professionals and line manager
  • Carry out in-depth assessment of applicants including undertaking initial visits and carer assessments
  • Adopt a culture of constant reflective practice, remain inquisitive and challenge thinking and decision making with the best outcomes for children at the centre
  • Ensure that foster carers are fully versed in the fostering services policies and procedures and the support available to them including wider support systems e.g. Fostering Network and Fostertalk
  • Ensure compliance with Social Work England to retain job title and registration
  • Participate in the out of hour's duty system on a rota basis

Personal Specification

  • Degree or equivalent social work qualification
  • Post-graduate experience preferable
  • Membership of relevant professional body
  • Proven track record of delivering successful outcomes for children
  • Excellent knowledge of childcare legislation; specifically, the Regulations and Standards for Fostering

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this role please reach out to me by phone or email and I will be happy to chat through the process:

  • 017722087964