Network Healthcare are currently recruiting for an experienced Supervising Social Worker to work for a small Fostering Agency based in Hayes, Middlesex. The position is a full time permanent post however there is working from home opportunities for the right candidate.
As Supervising Social Worker (SSW), you will be responsible for acting as a link worker for Foster Carers and looked after children. The role of a Supervising Social Worker is a key position that brings together the needs of looked after children and young people, the support and management of foster carers, liaison with the placing authority and the administration and delivery of the service.
As Supervising Social Worker, you will be responsible for:
Liaising appropriately with placing authorities and other professional services to ensure a child’s care plan is followed through
Undertake annual foster carer reviews and take these to the fostering panel in accordance with policies and procedures
Manage a caseload of approved and registered foster carers
Provide day to day support for foster carers
Participate in the matching process for potential foster carers
Conduct assessments of prospective foster carers using the BAAF Form F1 competency based assessment
Provide placement reports on a frequency in line with Fostering Innovations practise and agreed with the placing authority
Fully participate in creative meetings and discussions towards development
Develop and maintain relationships with foster carers, placing authorities, social services and other professional organisations as required
In order to be considered for this position candidates must hold a Social Work degree, have a valid HCPC registration, be a car driver with access to own vehicle, have at least two year PQ experience in Fostering, be committed to working with children and young people, have a thorough in-depth knowledge of the Fostering process
In return our client is able to offer: excellent salary of £26,000-£32,000 per annum dependant on experience, training and development opportunities, opportunities to work from home, company mobile phone and laptop, supportive management team, 20 days annual leave + 8 days Bank Holiday, pension scheme and more.
For a fast and hassle free application process please forward your CV now.