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HCPC Registered Supervising Social Worker (Fostering)


£From £35,000 per annum Per Hour Apply
Permanent Qualified Social Worker South London
Job reference 2748 Added 1 week ago Back

Are you a Supervising Social Worker looking for your next challenge with an Independent Foster Agency?  If so, this is the role for you.

My client based in South London is looking for a Supervising Social Worker. They offer:

Competitive Salary – From £35,000 per annum
Company Car

Access to Pension Scheme

BUPA membership

Main Responsibilities

To represent the Company’s Vision and Values while providing a comprehensive and flexible social work service to foster carers and children/young people as required in line with fostering regulatory requirements and Ofsted Inspection criteria.

Support & Supervision of Foster Carers

  • Support children, young people and foster carers by active involvement and attendance in significant company events
  • Recruit, assess, and monitor the continued suitability and competence of Foster Carers ensuring they provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and learning environment for children/young people.
  • Play an active role in the recruitment of carers and fully Understand the importance of participating in carer recruitment
  • Ensure that carers fully understand the fostering task, competencies to be achieved and the standards expected, including complaints and representation procedures as detailed in the FCA policies and procedures
  • Provide & record regular supervision to allocated foster carers
  • Ensure that all carers have an accurate & up to date Form F available that meets the needs of OFSTED

Safeguarding Children & Young People

  • Ensure each child has an accurate and up to date Care Plan on file and that Carers have a copy available for reference
  • Work in partnership with the relevant authority to ensure that the child and young person’s needs as identified in the Care Plan and placement agreement are met. 
  • Ensure each child has a placement agreement on file and that Carers have a copy available for reference if appropriate.
  • Ensure that comprehensive case recordings are completed and maintained within Operational Standard timeframes.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of child Safeguarding procedures
  • Ensure necessary risk assessments are completed in line with the Company’s policies & procedures

Person specification (knowledge, skills, experience and behaviours required in the role)

  • HCPC Registered
  • Recognised Social Work qualification
  • Experience of at least 2 years working as a Social Worker in the UK
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant Legislation
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience in Fostering, completing of form F Assessments & working with Foster Carers & young people
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Must be a car driver with a full driving licence
  • Excellent written & communication skills

By Working with RT-Social Care you will receive the following benefits:

Free DBS and compliance service
Access to vacancies across the UK
Dedicated Specialist Consultant
Excellent Aftercare Service
Networking opportunities at our numerous candidate events
£250 referral fee*
RT Social Care is an equal opportunities employer

Please register your interest now by clicking the Apply now button. We will respond to successful applicants within 48 hours.

*Terms and conditions apply  

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