Full Time – 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
We offer hybrid working which includes a blend of home and office working with a minimum of one day per week in our office
About The Role:
Team Fostering is an ethical not for profit fostering agency with a strong reputation and track record for providing high quality, value-for-money fostering placements for looked after children in the North East, Yorkshire and East Midlands. We pride ourselves on our values and behaviours and we expect our staff to commit to and demonstrate these in their everyday work.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Supervising Social Worker to join our successful and Ofsted GOOD rated North East Team. Your office base will be located at our North Shields office and you will cover a caseload across the North East Region. You will share our commitment to delivering high quality services for children and young people and support our foster carers to do this too.
As a Supervising Social Worker you will provide a high level of supervision and support to foster carers, as well as the children and young people who are placed in their care. You will have the knowledge and skills to undertake the full range of Supervising Social Worker tasks, including supervising foster carers, working with other professionals, report writing and attendance at meetings. Not only will you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills you will also be hardworking, positive, and motivated to improve outcomes for looked after children.
Whilst experience in fostering is beneficial, we welcome applications from newly qualified Social Workers and Social Workers with the relevant skills, commitment and enthusiasm who are seeking to move into fostering. You will benefit from a robust training and induction package to support your development within our team.
The benefits of joining Team Fostering
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Our recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be offered a role subject to satisfactory references, Social Work England registration and an enhanced DBS check.
Team Fostering are wholly committed to our ongoing investment in our staff’s professional training and development, health and wellbeing. We are immensely proud of our recognition as a Living Wage Employer, an Investors in People Employer which we have held since 2006, our accreditation as a Mindful Employer and the achievement of our Better Health Award at Continuing Excellence level.
Team Fostering is an equal opportunity and Disability Confident Committed employer that is committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging at work. As we continue to grow, we know that we must have the most talented employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support our children and young people.
For an informal chat about the post please contact Martin Hanson (Registered Manager – North East) on 07939 588417 or Sandra Kennedy (Assistant Director – Fostering Services) on 07717 762125.
Team Fostering strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented within the agency.
To apply, please complete an Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form (available below) and return to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 9am on Monday 19th February 2024.
Please note Team Fostering does not accept CV’s.
Closing date: 9 am on Monday 19 February 2024
Interviews will be held on Friday 1 March at our North Shields office
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure
Please note if you are shortlisted for interview, we will contact you via the email you have provided. Please ensure you check your emails regularly.