Job Title: Supervising Social Worker
Location: Homebased covering the South London area
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: £38,000 - £40,000 per annum
Car Allowance: £3,000 per annum
About the Role
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced social worker to join our team at the NFA London and South East Office covering the South London area. The ideal candidate will share our ongoing commitment in providing excellence in the quality placements we provide for the children and young people in our care. This is a permanent position.
Supervising Social Workers are responsible for managing fostering resources in an allocated area. The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting, assessing, supervising, training and supporting foster carers and their placements. Your primary responsibility will be providing quality and professional services by supervising and supporting allocated foster carers, their placements and completing necessary documentation.
This is your chance to join a high achieving team at NFA London and South East.
About the Group
We are part of the National Fostering Group – the UK’s largest independent fostering family.
Our highly skilled and dedicated fostering community supports Local Authorities by providing short or long-term foster placements for thousands of vulnerable children and teenagers throughout the UK. With 100% of our 26 regional fostering agencies officially recognised by Ofsted, Welsh and Scottish regulators as either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’, it is perhaps not surprising that more people choose to foster with our fostering agencies than any other fostering provider in the UK.
NFA London and South East is based in Uxbridge and covers London and the South East area. Our agency currently has around 415 foster carers and 530 children and young people. Our most recent Ofsted Inspection reported our agency as Outstanding.
Who we are looking for
You will need to be a qualified Social Worker and possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and their impact on fostering services. You will be expected to take part in an out of hours on call rota.
You will be a strong communicator, both written and verbal, have good IT skills and be flexible and able to travel throughout the area.
- Qualified Social Worker
- Car driver and access to a vehicle
- Current registration with the relevant Social Work regulatory council (e.g Social Work England/Wales, NISCC, SSSC)
- Recent experience in services for children
Why work for us?
- Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
- Extensive training suite
- Career development across the Group
- Professional support network
- “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
- Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks. For informal discussion about the post, pls contact Monica Turnbull, Team Manager on 07795638846
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer