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Supervising Social Worker

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A POSITIVE AND LASTING DIFFERENCE TO LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE?

ARE YOU A NEWLY QUALIFIED OR EXISTING SOCIAL WORKER LOOKING FOR A NEW CHALLENGE?

Foster Care Associates are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Supervising Social Worker to join their Leeds fostering team, part of the FCA Yorks & Lincs region

Department
Social Work
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary
Up to 38K plus Company Car/Car Allowance & Benefits
Geographical Location
Yorkshire
Office
Leeds Morley
Position Reference
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Closing Date
25-09-2019
Ref No
2403

Role Details

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A POSITIVE AND LASTING DIFFERENCE TO LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE?

ARE YOU A NEWLY QUALIFIED OR EXISTING SOCIAL WORKER LOOKING FOR A NEW CHALLENGE?

Foster Care Associates are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Supervising Social Worker to join their Leeds fostering team, part of the FCA Yorks & Lincs region.  This is an excellent opportunity to further develop your skills within fostering and be part of a highly supportive environment where the focus is on delivering high quality support to carers and working together to make a positive and lasting difference to children and young people.

In our most recent Ofsted Inspection (January 2019) we achieved ‘Outstanding’ across all indicators, something only a few select agencies have achieved; we want to continue our innovative and research based practices so we can offer foster carers and children the best possible supports and opportunities.

You may be a recently Qualified Social Worker looking for your first position or a more experienced Social worker looking to develop your existing skills and knowledge. So long as you have excellent organisational skills, are able to meet deadlines, have excellent communications skills and the ability to analyse situations accurately then this is the ideal role for you.

You will need:

- A genuine passion for achieving the best possible outcomes for fostered children.

- Qualified Social Worker and hold a current HCPC registration.

- Possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures in relation to fostering and safeguarding.

- Enthusiastic and a committed self-starter with the ability to work independently but also a genuine team player and skilled in keeping in touch with team members and carers

- Reliable but creative in your approach to supporting foster carers and fostered children

- Have the drive and determination to recruit Foster Carers to develop carer growth plans.

- Have excellent assessment skills and be a strong communicator, both written and verbal with good IT skills and be able to produce a high standard of report writing.

In return we offer:

 - Full time, Permanent role based from our Leeds office comes with an attractive salary of £27,500 to £31,000 per annum dependent on experience and a company car, (£2000 additional salary if company car option not taken)

- Opportunity (and encouragement!) to develop skills to meet eligibility for Senior SSW status with a salary of £32,000 to £38,000

- Generous holiday allowance starting at 28 days and rising to 35 days per annum in line with service plus bank holidays

- Opportunities to work flexibly for a positive work life balance including homeworking.

- A commitment to manageable caseloads.

- Numerous options to lead your own project for service development

- Contributory pension scheme. 

- We always look to develop our employee’s potential so there's plenty of scope to further your career too. 

Foster Care Associates is committed to equality in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunities employer.  We have also been awarded Double Tick status by the Jobcentre plus. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification.  The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position

Please note that on clicking “apply” you will receive a return email asking you to fill out our application form online, and it is a requirement for this to be completed before we can progress your application.

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Group Companies:

Core Assets FCA Core Assets Childrens Services FCA Scotland Fostering People Grenfell Support Service