Job Role: Fostering Social Worker
Reports To: Registered Manager
Salary Range: £30,000 to £40,000 per annum inclusive of car allowance
Job Type: Permanent
- Company pension
- Private medical insurance
- Sick pay
- full driving licence with access to a vehicle (required)
- Social Work England registration (required) or pending for newly qualified social workers.
Swiis Foster Care is seeking a candidate with the appropriate work ethic and experience to join our ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ rated service in the Midlands and South region. The post is linked to our Bristol office and covers some of the Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire area. Successful candidates can be home based.
Swiis Foster Care welcome applications from ambitious newly qualified social workers looking to commence a career in Fostering and will support the Assessed Year in Social Work (ASYE) for the right candidate.
Swiis Foster Care operates a hybrid working model, allowing our staff to split the working week between office and home working.
As the Fostering Supervising Social Worker with our outstanding team of Supervising Social Workers, Health Advisors, Education Advisor and Placement Support Workers you will play a key role in ensuring our children and young people achieve, thrive and reach their true potential.
We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, committed person who has a passion to work with children and young people, to achieve the aims of Swiis.
As the Supervising Social Worker you will offer professional advice and support to Foster Parents to maintain stable placements. You will be committed to provide a high standard wrap around support to our foster carers by participating in an out of hours on call service.
Working in accordance with the Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011 and the Fostering Services National Minimum Standards, you will support and supervise Foster Carers, maintain compliance standards and forge effective working relationships with the local authorities responsible for the children and young people in placement.
You will have a good understanding of the needs of children and young people who are in our care and of the challenges that foster parents face in terms of achieving outcomes to enhance life chances and opportunities.
You will have a strong commitment to promote and safeguard the wellbeing of children and you will also have an appreciation of the demands that come with working for a high-quality independent fostering service in an increasingly competitive environment.
You will be passionate about changing a child’s life for the better, working as part of an exceptionally dedicated team and seek to mentor foster parents to excel in their role.
You will need to hold a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with Social Work England and hold a full driving licence with access to a vehicle.
Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week.
- Competitive annual salary of up to £40,000 per annum (inclusive of car allowance)
- Up to 38 days annual leave per annum inclusive of bank holidays
- Excellent BUPA Private Health Care available*
- Company Pension Scheme with options to increase contributions
- Life Assurance benefit of up to 3 times your annual salary paid to your beneficiaries
- Swiis are currently operating a hybrid home working schedule, *This is subject to change depending on the needs of the business.
Swiis Foster Care is a national leading Independent Fostering Agency with consistently Outstanding Ofsted inspections due in part to the high-quality service provided to our foster carers and children and young people in our care. Swiis Foster Care is a family-owned independent fostering provider which has been operating for over twenty years.
Swiis Foster Care 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 an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check.