Job Role: Fostering Social Worker
Reports To: Registered Manager
Salary Range: £35,000-£39,000 per annum.
Swiis are seeking an experienced Supervising Social Worker, required to join our fostering team in Dunfermline. This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday 8:45am to 5:15pm working hours, plus out of hours participation as required, with annual salary of £35,000 - £39,000 per annum, and an attractive benefits package.
This is an exciting opportunity for a registered social work professional to take on a challenging and stimulating role as a Supervising Social Worker, supporting and supervising foster carers and their families.
The ideal candidate will be a committed and personable individual with a current SSSC registration. In this role, you will offer professional advice, guidance, support and supervision to foster carers and their families to sustain children and young people in their placements, ensuring that carers have support in the undertaking of training and on-going professional development. The Supervising Social Worker will also undertake routine planned and un-planned visits to the carers, and further work as part of an out of hour’s service to ensure continuity of support as required.
Good communication is essential between all relevant Local Authority stakeholders responsible for the welfare of the child or young person in placement. Contribution to the carer annual review process will also be required.
At Swiis, we believe that good and great are two entirely different things. So, we aim for the latter in everything we do. That’s why Swiis Foster Care is a national leading Independent Fostering Agency, regularly rated Care Inspectorate for the high-quality service provided to our foster carers and children and young people in our care.
Swiis Foster Care is a continuously expanding company and offers significant development opportunity for the right candidate.
Required Education, Skills and Qualifications
- Current Social Work Scotland registration and be eligible to work in the UK
- MA/BA in social work/DipSW/CQSW
- 2 years’ relevant recent practice experience desirable
- Thorough understanding of legislative framework pertaining to children and of safeguarding
- Ability to manage a case load
- Strong assessment skills
- Car driver with own car and clean licence
- Competitive annual salary of up to £39,000
- Generous car allowance and mileage expenses
- 30 days annual leave + 10 Bank Holidays
- Excellent Private Health Care
- Company Pension Scheme
- Eye care vouchers
Swiis Foster Care Scotland is a leading Independent Fostering Agency and were awarded a Care Inspectorate rating of 5 (VERY GOOD) from our most recent inspection, due in part to the high-quality service provided to our foster carers and children and young people in our care. Swiis Foster Care Scotland is a family-owned independent not-for-profit fostering provider which has been operating since 2004.
Swiis Foster Care Scotland is a continuously expanding company and offers significant development opportunity for the right candidate.
If you believe that you have the appropriate experience and ambition to work for one of the finest Independent Foster Care Agencies in the UK and have the desire to really improve outcomes for children and young people looked after, then please submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment history.
Swiis is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring that our staff have excellent working conditions and genuine career opportunities. 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 the appropriate checks which will include a Disclosure Scotland Check.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent