Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Social worker to join Wigan’s Fostering Support Team as a Supervising Social Worker. The post is full time for a 3 month period.

Brief over view of role and responsibilities:

 To provide support and supervision to a number of mainstream to assist them in providing excellent care to children
 To work closely with staff within the service and social work teams to effectively match children to families
 To assess and provide training/ development opportunities to foster carers
 To prepare high quality, accurate and thorough reports for a variety of purposes e.g. LADO consultations, planning meetings, children’s reviews, fostering panels
 To carry out an annual review of foster families
 To contribute to the development of the fostering service
 Be willing to work flexibly including evening work, when required
 Be placed on the duty rota to find internal foster families for children in care and respond to any emergencies
 Ensure children in care are safeguarded and relevant procedures are followed if an allegation/ concern is raised against a foster carer
 Ensure that children’s care and development needs are met within their foster homes
 Manage and appropriately prioritise tasks within an allocated workload
 To assess the need for resources to support a foster care in meeting the needs of any children placed including the identification of risk to children and young people, assess their need for protection, and determine the best method of intervention, ensuring that the Team Manager is consulted/advised throughout the case progression

You will be/have:
 A qualified social worker
 Registered with Social Worker England
 Enhanced DBS check
 A proven social work background across children and families social work
 Knowledge of relevant Fostering Services legislation standards and regulations
 Experience of working in a fostering team is ideal, but not essential
 A car owner / driver
 Good organisational and analytical skills

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children's
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**