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DATE ADDED: Mon 08/07/2019

Supervising Social Worker - IFA Enterprise

Ellesmere Port, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £28000 - £32000/annum

JOB TITLE: Supervising Social Worker - Foster CareLine

Salary: £28,000 - £32,000

City: Ellesmere Port

Employment Type: Full-time

Hours per week: 37 Hours a week

Holiday Allowance: 20 days holiday plus bank holidays

Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

Foster CareLine is an Independent Fostering Agency who are committed to improving outcomes for Children. We are a small dedicated team of professionals who come together to provide quality foster care in the North West.

Working alongside Local Authorities and in partnership with Social Services, Health Education and Families we provide caring and stable homes that are carefully matched to meet children's individual needs. Rated 'Good' by Ofsted we are on the Contractor providers list and receive regular referrals form all 23 local authorities in the North-West.

We are looking for a Supervising Social Worker, who is ambitious and resourceful. You will be joining our energetic and experienced team based in Ellesmore Port in the North West.

Essential Criteria:

* HCPC registered Social worker

* Degree in Social work or equivalent

* Experience of working in Fostering

* Full UK driving license and access to a car

* Commitment to working flexible hours

Job Description:

* Supervise and support allocated foster carers and the children and young people in placement.

* Complete all necessary documentation associated with the care of children and young people and their foster carers in line with company policies and procedures.

* Contribute to and participate in local foster carer recruitment activities

* Undertake initial visits to prospective foster carers

* Undertake the assessment of prospective foster carers and present to the Fostering panel

* Ensure referrals for placements are managed in line with the companies agreed processes

* Work with Local authority colleagues to develop and maintain excellent working relationships between the two agencies

* Ensure that foster carers are aware of training available and are supported to attend

* Promote with foster carers, children and young people the value of being involved in engagement and participation.

* Promote and enhance the Foster CareLine ethos and values to external parties to help build the reputation of the company with Local Authorities and Stakeholders

Foster CareLine is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age
Role: Supervising Social Worker - IFA Enterprise
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire,

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