Location: Alpha Plus Fostering, Based Oldham
Hours: 9.00am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time
Salary: Circa £38000 (this includes a £3K Car allowance)
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced social worker covering the North West area. The ideal candidate will share our ongoing commitment in providing excellence in the quality placements we provide for the children and young people in our care.
Supervising Social Workers are responsible for managing fostering resources in an allocated area. The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting, assessing, supervising, training and supporting foster carers and their placement's. Your primary responsibility will be providing quality and professional services by supervising and supporting allocated foster carers, their placements and completing necessary documentation.
About the Group
We are part of National Fostering Group.
Our highly skilled and dedicated fostering community supports Local Authorities by providing short or long-term foster placements for thousands of vulnerable children and teenagers throughout the UK. With 100% of our 28 regional fostering agencies officially recognised by Ofsted, Welsh and Scottish regulators as either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’, it is perhaps not surprising that more people choose to foster with our fostering agencies than any other fostering provider in the UK.
National Fostering Group is part of Outcomes First Group.
Who we are looking for
You will need to be a qualified Social Worker and possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and their impact on fostering services. Participation in an evening and weekend on call rota is expected and no additional payment is included.
You will be a strong communicator, both written and verbal, have good IT skills and be flexible and able to travel throughout the area.
•Qualified Social Worker (DipSW or CQSW or equivalent)
•Car driver and access to a vehicle
•Current registration with the relevant Social Work regulatory council (e.g Social Work, England)
•Recent experience in services for children
•Demonstrates a working knowledge of, and an understanding of relevant legislation and minimum standards relating to fostering
•Ability to use ICT effectively to fulfil job responsibilities
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 appropriate checks.
If you would like to apply for this role please follow this link: https://candidate.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/106619GRJ
If you would like to speak to someone in regards to this vacancy please call the Recruitment Team on 01204 558055
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Closing Date: 9th February 2020