Job Title: Supervising Social Worker
Location: Homebased covering the North West region
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: Up to £35,000 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 Oldham Office covering the North West region. 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 Alpha Plus Fostering.
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.
Alpha Plus has history of providing high quality nurturing lasting placements across the North West of England. We pride ourselves on providing a high standard of care and support to our children and foster parents. We have a proven track record of providing stability to fostered children with 46% of children living in long term placements and several remaining with their foster families post eighteen. Several of our foster parents are trained in Therapeutic Parenting and have an appetite for using PACE and other strength based therapeutic parenting models. During the last twelve months we have further developed our service with the inception of our Healing Hearts (Holistic, Empowering, Accepting, Reflective, Trauma Sensitive) Service which provides wrap-around support to foster parents and children & young people placed. The Team at Alpha Plus has a wealth experience, skill and professional qualifications and access to a clinical and wellbeing service, this enables us to provide high structure / high nurture placements.
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. Participation in an evening and weekend on call rota is expected and no additional payment is included.
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.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer