Vacancy: Supervising Social Worker – up to £36,000 pa, Full Time position (closing date 21st Jan 2022)

We are looking to recruit a Supervising Social Worker, to be based from home covering our South West region. True Fostering is an Independent Fostering agency working to the Therapeutic parenting model of fostering.

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of fostering legislation and good practice issues and ideally be interested in or have practiced with the Therapeutic Parenting model.
  • You will be actively involved in the recruiting, training and supporting of foster parents, whilst promoting and supporting the welfare of children placed with True Fostering foster parents.
  • You will be required to take part in the out of hours on call service and undertake assessments.
  • The successful candidate will join a growing fostering team that is committed to working to the highest standards delivering the best outcomes we can to young people..
  • Have a relevant professional qualification in social work and be a registered social worker. The ideal candidate will have experience of foster care practice including supporting foster parents and  the assessment of potential foster parents.
  • A good knowledge of fostering regulations, child care law and safeguarding issues is essential.
  • We are looking for a strong team player who is able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • As a home based social worker you will be working with a caseload in the South West region. Therefore a driving license is essential.

In return, we offer good working conditions, high levels of support, a team approach to supporting our foster parents inc child support workers and empathic listeners, with regular supervision. We also offer excellent  training opportunities including specialist training in attachment, trauma, & compassion fatigue.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children, this post will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

If you are interested in applying for this post please send us your c.v. or to find out more please call 03301 333331 and ask for Gareth Griffiths.