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Supervising Social Worker

26,000.00 - 36,000.00
Fieldhead Business Centre

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Job Paths 4 U is currently recruiting for a Supervising Social Worker for our client’s independent Fostering agency based in Bradford.

As a Social worker you will recruit, support and develop the skills of foster carers to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

You will provide a comprehensive, flexible and high quality service to carers, children and young people based in Bradford.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Supervising Social Worker to join an experienced and successful fostering team that are reflective and creative in practice.

Social Workers are linked with a local office, but will be required to travel to other areas, therefore; a car is essential to the role.

Below is a brief list of roles and duties you will be undertaking on a regular basis:

§ Recruit, assess, and monitor the skills of foster carers to ensure that they provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and learning environment for children and young people

§ Ensure that they have up to date foster care agreement in place that meets regulatory requirements

§ Work with carers to ensure that they fully understand their role and identify and capture their development needs on a personal development plan

§ Assist in the ‘Skills to Foster’ training as appropriate

§ Provide and record regular supervision to allocated foster carers in line with the agency’s operational and quality standards and undertake such additional support visits/telephone contact as required taking into account the needs of all family members

§ Develop and forge strong relationships with local authorities

§ Work in partnership with other professionals, local authorities and stakeholders, enabling full participation in assessment, planning, review and decision making

§ Provide written case notes and reports, which are analytical, focused, and jargon free

§ Lead the investigation of allegations of significant harm to children in consultation with other professionals and line manager

§ Draw one’s own conclusions about the likelihood and take appropriate action in line with policy and procedures.

§ Carry out in-depth assessment of applicants including undertaking initial visits and carer assessments, apply professional curiosity and authority while maintaining a position of partnership, involving all key family members

§ Participate in the out of hour’s duty system on a rota basis


The Ideal candidate for the Supervising Social Worker position will have:

§ A relevant degree in social work and be registered with Social Work England

§ A substantial experience of foster care practice, including the assessment of potential foster carers

§ A good knowledge of fostering regulations, child care law and safeguarding issues. You will also need the ability to make objective professional assessments of children or young people.

§ You must also be a strong team player and be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills


The benefits of this role include:

§ Access to discounts and benefits through Perkbox

§ Birthday as an additional day leave

§ Attendance at bi-annual conference

§ Staff recommendation bonus

§ Mentoring by Senior Managers

§ Win up to £150 in our monthly REACH Awards

Salary: £26,000 - £36,000 depending on experience

Contact: Suzanne at Job Paths 4 U on 0115 218 3355

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