Fostering Social Worker

Recruiter
Iris Resourcing
Location
Berkshire
Salary
38000.00 GBP Annual + + excellent benefits
Posted
12 Sep 2017
Expires
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A not for profit fostering service is looking for a Supervising Social Worker to join their growing team.

Easily accessible with great road and rail links, it is close to the M4 and M40 and is commutable from the West Country and London.

The role of Supervising Social Worker is a key role within their fostering and adoption teams:

You will be an experienced, self-motivated and creative Social Worker and will be responsible for the supervision, management and support of foster carers to include regular supervisions with them, Annual Reviews, matching of children and working with a range of professionals involved in each case. In addition you will take part in the duty system, participate in support groups and carers training.

Please note that this role does not include carer recruitment or assessment.

You will be / have:

  • A qualified social worker
  • HCPC registered
  • Post qualifying experience working within children's services
  • Good understanding of the fostering process and sector
  • Ideally have post qualifying experience within fostering services, either from a Local Authority or IFA
  • An excellent communicator, negotiator and problem-solver
  • A car owner / driver

Salary is to cGBP38,000 + retention bonus + government pension scheme. Other benefits include free on site parking, paid HCPC registration and a generous leave entitlement. There is also the option of flexible working.

This a great opportunity for a Fostering Social Worker who wants a new challenge, or an experienced Children's Social Worker who is keen to move in to the fostering sector.

For further information around the organisation and role and a JD, please contact Harriet Connolly on / /

Iris Resourcing is an unrivalled specialist resourcing partner to the looked after children's social work sector, with a targeted focus across fostering & adoption: With a focus on permanent recruitment, we work strategically to find the ideal fit, matching experience, skills and aspirations.

If the above role is not suitable, but you are looking for a move within the sector, please do make contact to discuss what you may be looking for and other available opportunities.