Job Description

Supervising Social Worker (Fostering Team)

This is an exciting time to join the fostering service as we have recently had a service review, this has resulted in the service have 3 service areas specifically focussing on recruitment and assessment, mainstream foster care and permanent foster care. The post holder will be working within the permanence pod which consists of 1 practice managers,  1 advanced practitioner and 3 FTE social workers. Your role will be to supervise and support foster carers who provide long term care to children and young people, including connected carers. Your role will include providing a high level of support to improve placement stability and outcomes for children and young people. You will be undertaking assessment of carers and assessing support needs of those carers wishing to achieve legal permanence through special guardianship.

It is essential that applicant have a good knowledge and understanding of fostering legislation and can demonstrate this at interview.

You will be given a comprehensive induction program and provided with regular person focused supervision to meet your well-being, training and development needs. You will manage your own diary and benefit from being able to work from home as well as having access to an office base to enable you to meet with fostering colleagues and other teams and services. You will be working in partnership with other practitioners working in order to support children and young people of Calderdale.

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**