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TACT East Midlands are currently seeking a full time, office based Senior Supervising Social Worker. The overall purpose of this role is to recruit, assess, train and support a diverse range of foster carers and placements.
Senior Supervising Social Worker
Full Time - Permanent - Office Based
Salary From £33,561 + £1500 Out of Hours Allowance (upon participating on the rota)
TACT, the UK’s largest fostering and adoption charity. Formed in 1993, we now have over 500 dedicated carers, who look after over 600 children and young people across the country. Our reputation and growth rests upon our strength in providing successful placements. As a charity, we do not have shareholders who receive profits and we invest all of our surplus income into service, staff, carers, and children's development. Building upon our reputation for delivering excellent outcomes for children.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a national non-profit making organisation at a local level. We are interested in individuals for whom quality of service is paramount and in those who share our commitment to working in partnership with children and their foster carers in the development of the agency.
The overall purpose of this role is to manage caseloads, assess, visit, train and support a diverse range of foster carers, children and young people. You may also be involved in the recruitment of foster carers. The successful candidate will also have a keen interest in Duty / Placement work as you will be expected to cover this on a regular basis.
You are required to have the following experience:
- Post qualifying experience which should be in family placement work or post qualifying experience in other child care settings.
- A proven track record in working with and on behalf of children, respecting and maintaining their individuality and promoting their positive development.
- Up-to-date knowledge of all relevant legislation.
- Newly qualified social workers may be considered if they can demonstrate that they have experience of working with children in the local authority.
Please view the job description for full details about the role.
You will need to be DipSW, CSS or CQSW qualified and registered with the HCPC. An enhanced disclosure is also required and is requested for you by TACT.
You will be required to be on an out of hours’ rota and you will be paid an allowance of £1,500 per annum (small teams allowance), once participating in the rota.
TACT offer an excellent benefits package including 31 days paid holiday, flexible working arrangements, group income protection scheme, x10 death in service, stakeholder pension scheme, child care vouchers and fantastic learning and development opportunities. Please see the job information pack for further information.
- Closing: Midnight on Sunday 8th July 2018
- Interviews: Wednesday 18th July 2018 at TACT East Midlands (NN15 7HH)
TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.