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. This position is a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.
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 unannounced visits to the carers. It is expected that you will partake in an out of hours on-call service up to / between 3 - 7 days per calendar month.
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.
Swiis are seeking an experienced Supervising Social Worker, required to join our fostering team in Dunfermline. This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours per week, with annual salary of £30,500 - £37,000 per annum and an attractive benefits package.
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 Ofsted Outstanding 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 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 fostering and a good knowledge of fostering regulations.
- Ability to manage a case load
- Strong assessment skills
- Car driver with clean licence
- Competitive annual salary of up to £37,000
- Generous car allowance and mileage expenses
- 30 days annual leave + 10 Bank Holidays
- Excellent Private Health Care
- Company Pension Scheme
- Eye care vouchers
If you believe that you have the professional experience and ambition to work for one of the finest Independent Foster Care Agencies in the UK and have the desire to improve outcomes for looked after children, then please submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment history.
Swiis Foster Care Scotland is committed to safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults. Post holders are subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service.
Swiis is an equal opportunities employer.