Supervising Social Worker - Sussex

Full time | Employer - @ Five Rivers Child Care Ltd
  • Post Date: 21 Jun, 2022
  • Salary: £29,000 - £33,444 Plus Car Allowance
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  • Experience experienced Supervising Social Worker, preferably within the Independent sector, who can work on their own initiative and to a high standard alongside our Team Manager to support existing carers and tYears
  • Qualifications formal social work qualification

Job Description

Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description:

Supervising Social Worker – South and South East Fostering Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Supervising Social worker to join Five Rivers, a leading Social Enterprise who has been “turning children’s lives around” since 1989.

You will be based in our Salisbury Office as part of our South and South East Service rated "Good"  by Ofsted.

The service covers Wiltshire, Hampshire ,Dorset and the Isle of Wight and is currently expanding our footprint into East and West Sussex in line with our growth and development strategy.

This exciting new role is based in the East and West Sussex area of the service. There will be a minimal requirement to travel to the Registered Office in Salisbury for Monthly Team Meetings and Fostering Panel.

We are looking for an experienced Supervising Social Worker, preferably within the Independent sector, who can work on their own initiative and to a high standard alongside our Team Manager to support existing carers and to continue to develop the locality.

​Working for a social enterprise has many benefits but one of the most important benefits is that Five Rivers invests heavily in the services it provides to Foster Carers, children, and members of the staff team. This is different to many other Independent Fostering Agencies who pay dividends or other reimbursements to share-holders.

Five Rivers works from a Trauma informed  ( ATIC) model with integration across our fostering, residential, clinical and education services to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people.

​We know how important it is that we look after you, so you can look after the children who need you, and that’s one of the key reasons we were named Employer of the Year at the National Children and Young People Awards 2021. 

You will be responsible for:

  •          Direct  support of foster carers within a realistic caseload which enables a high level of supervision, monitoring and intervention.
  •          Working within a Trauma informed practice model which is continually evolving in line with research and practice developments
  •          Assist in undertaking initial visits to prospective foster carers and join carer recruitment activities.
  •          Complete Form F Assessments
  •          Be part of our Children and Young People Participations strategy and events
  •          Work in collaboration with all colleagues and managers to achieve a high standard of service to foster carers and young people     whilst meeting all Ofsted requirements.
  •          Taking part in our Out of Hours support to foster carers on a rota basis

You will receive:-

  •          Formal induction and training in our paperless electronic recording and management system (CHARMs)
  •          Professional social work supervision provided by a Manager
  •          Individual and group Clinical supervision provided by a qualified psychologist/clinician
  •          Opportunities to integrate with our clinical, education and residential service provision
  •          Competitive annual leave allowance
  •          Career progression opportunities
  •          Market related salary plus on call allowance plus car allowance
  •          Pension scheme and access to employee assistance program
  •          Perkbox discount scheme membership
  •          Simply Health Membership 

 

You will have:-

  •          The desire to be a team player who wants to achieve best possible outcomes for all our children and foster carers
  •          Experience of working in the fostering sector and/or children/young people in social care
  •          A formal social work qualification
  •          Be registered as a social worker with Social Work England
  •          Have a valid driving license
  •          The right to work in the UK

Academic Qualification:
formal social work qualification

Skills:
The desire to be a team player who wants to achieve best possible outcomes for all our children and foster carers, Experience of working in the fostering sector and/or children/young people in social care

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Social work jobs , Fostering families jobs , social work