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Supervising Social Worker

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 03/03/2020 23:59
Up to £33,000 dependent on experience
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Gateshead / Newton Aycliffe

Job details 

Closing date:
3 Mar

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Supervising Social Worker
Location: Gateshead / Newton Aycliffe
Salary: Up to £33,000 dependent on experience
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent, Full time

About the Role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced social worker to join our team at the Gateshead Office covering the Gateshead / Newton Aycliffe area. The ideal candidate will share our ongoing commitment in providing excellence in the quality placements we provide for the children and young people in our care. This is a permanent, full time position.

Supervising Social Workers are responsible for managing fostering resources in an allocated area. The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting, assessing, supervising, training and supporting foster carers and their placements. Your primary responsibility will be providing quality and professional services by supervising and supporting allocated foster carers, their placements and completing necessary documentation.

This is your chance to join a high achieving team at Reach Out Care.

About the Group:

We are part of National Fostering Group.

Our highly skilled and dedicated fostering community supports Local Authorities by providing short or long-term foster placements for thousands of vulnerable children and teenagers throughout the UK. With 100% of our 28 regional fostering agencies officially recognised by Ofsted, Welsh and Scottish regulators as either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’, it is perhaps not surprising that more people choose to foster with our fostering agencies than any other fostering provider in the UK.

National Fostering Group is part of Outcomes First Group.

Who we are looking for?

You will need to be a qualified Social Worker and possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and their impact on fostering services. Participation in an evening and weekend on call rota is expected and no additional payment is included.

You will be a strong communicator, both written and verbal, have good IT skills and be flexible and able to travel throughout the area.

Essential Criteria:

• Qualified Social Worker (DipSW or CQSW or equivalent)
• Car driver and access to a vehicle
• Current registration with the relevant Social Work regulatory council (e.g Social Work England)
• Recent experience in services for children
• Demonstrates a working knowledge of, and an understanding of relevant legislation and minimum standards relating to fostering
• Ability to use ICT effectively to fulfil job responsibilities

Why work for us?

• Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
• Extensive training suite
• Career development across the Group
• Professional support network
• Pension
• “Your Wellbeing Matters”
• Employee Rewards Hub

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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