Supervising Social Worker - IFA, Social Enterprise

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Role Type
Full time

27,500 to 32,000 pro rata DOE plus car and benefits

Do you want to change children’s lives around? To go home at the end of the day knowing you have done your best to give that child the future they deserve? If so then we have the role for you

Five Rivers Child Care is a Leading Social Enterprise with a Fostering Agency as one part of the company, that works with ‘Looked after Children’ who need specialist placements throughout England and Ireland.

We are looking for a Supervising Social Worker to support and guide our Foster Carers within the Taunton, Bridgwater area.

Newly qualified ASYE available

Key accountabilities:

Contribute to and participate in local carer recruitment activities;
Assist in undertaking initial visits, as required;
Carry out stringent assessment and completion of Form F to a high standard, presenting reports to panel;
Supervise and support allocated foster carers, and their placements, completing all necessary recording and reporting documentation;
Actively promote, develop and deliver training programmes which support the development of our foster carers;
Promote the agency externally ensuring that the agency’s policies to offer a professional, high-quality fostering service
Work in liaison with all Regional colleagues to achieve a high standard of service which meets all Ofsted requirements and delivers improvements and enhanced standards
Contribute to the Regional Business Plan with regard to carer recruitment, carer retention and placement growth, in line with all targets and KPI’s;

Desired skills and requirements:

HCPC registered Social worker
Degree in Social work or equivalent
1 + years’ experience of working in Fostering
Full UK driving license and access to a car
Commitment to working flexible hours


25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Company Pension Scheme,
Healthcare Cash Plan Scheme
Childcare Vouchers
Car Allowance/ Mileage allowance
Employee Referral Scheme
Perkbox - discounts in many high street shops, leisure facilities and restaurants.
Regular Supervision
Flexibility to work from home
Company Sick Pay scheme (after successful completion of probation)

Hours of work:  37 hours per week

Five Rivers Values:

We are child-centred, adaptable and innovative in how our services are designed and we use an integrated systems approach to quality.

We treat each other with respect, honesty and integrity and expect this to be reflected in our relationships with children, their families, colleagues and external agencies.

We demonstrate resilience, value for money and ethical commitment becoming the partner of choice for Local Authorities.

Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including pre-employment references and DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Please note: In the event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than the stated date.


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