Job Title: Supervising Social Worker
Location: Home Based covering West & Central Scotland
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum
Car Allowance: £3,000 per annum
Closing date: 24th October 2021
About the Role
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to join our team at NFA Scotland, in a permanent, full time position, covering the Central Scotland area. It is home-based, although we do have a fantastic office to work from if you prefer.
The ideal candidate will share our Vision, Mission and Values ‘placing children at the heart of everything we do’ and be dedicated to delivering excellent quality outcomes for the children and young people in our care.
Supervising Social Workers are responsible for recruiting, assessing, supervising, training and supporting foster carers and their placements using a systemic, resilience, strengths-based conceptual framework for practice. Your primary responsibility will be providing high quality, professional support and supervision to your allocated foster carers and completing necessary documentation to evidence the child’s journey, progress and outcomes.
Our Supervising Social Workers play a vital and much valued role in the professional team around the child, working with our in-house, dedicated Clinical and Wellbeing Service. Our staff and carers are trained in Therapeutic Parenting, accredited by the British Psychological Society. We also have a dedicated training team that will help you in creating a career pathway and provide the guidance and tools to reach your potential.
This is your chance to join a diverse, innovative, high achieving team at NFA Scotland.
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 30 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 Scotland is based in Grangemouth and covers Scotland. Our agency currently has around 130 foster carers and 200 children and young people.
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 will be reflected in the salary.
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