Supervising Social Worker - IFA & Social Enterprise

Role Type
Full time

28,000 -32,640

Employment Type: Full-time

Hours per week: 37 Hours a week

Holiday Allowance: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Benefits: Car allowance of £4,500 per annum

Closing Date: 02/06/2019

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

We are looking for a highly experienced Social Work Practitioner, who is ambitious and resourceful. You will be joining our experienced and energetic team, you will be based in Plymouth aand associated to our Exeter Hub

Essential Criteria:

  • 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

Job Description:

  • 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 regarding carer recruitment, carer retention and placement growth, in line with all targets and KPI’s
  • Low caseload of carers

Who are we:

Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

Employee benefits

We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

  • A generous annual leave allowance
  • On-going training and learning
  • Simply Health Cashback Scheme
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Long service and recognition scheme

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 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.

Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

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