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Supervising Social Worker - Fostering Agency - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Fostering
Social Worker
East Midlands
East Midlands
£32,000 per annum
Job Ref:

Supervising Social Worker - Fostering Agency - Permanent - Home-Based Working / East Midlands - up to £32,000p/a

Our client is looking for an experienced Supervising Social Worker to be responsible for acting as a link worker for Foster Carers and looked after children. There is potential to be home based depending on where you live within the following geographical area for caseload allocation:

  • Nottinghamshire
  • Nottingham City
  • South Lincolnshire
  • Derbyshire
  • East Midlands

The role of a SSW is a key position that brings together the needs of looked after children and young people, the support and management of foster carers and the administration and delivery of the service. 

Benefits of this Permanent Social Work role:

  • Pension scheme 
  • Training and professional courses 
  • Essential car users allowance
  • Mileage is reimbursed at 32p per mile
  • Extra days' holidays accrued for: 
  • A Clear Sickness Record - one additional day plus your birthday day off. In addition, you will receive £50 in gift vouchers
  • 5 Years' Continuous Service - one additional day
  • 10 Years' Continuous Service - one additional day as well as £100 in gift vouchers

As a Supervising Social Worker in a Fostering Team, you will:

  • Provide an efficient and cost effective service to children, young people, their families and fostering families
  • Investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidence in conclusions and realistic action plans
  • Develop practice which takes a holistic view of the individual
  • Ensure that all casework and foster care services comply with statutory requirements
  • Ensure that investigations, enquiries and assessments are completed to high professional standards
  • Liaise with and work in partnership with other agencies and organisations, to support care plans and the work of foster carers
  • Undertake the recruitment, assessment, training and development of foster carers, enabling the service to meet the diverse needs of children
  • Participate in an effective referral and allocation system, ensuring that relevant documentation is available and current for children looked after by foster carers
  • Attend panels, conferences, reviews and court as required for each case 
  • Prepare and submit written reports as and when required
  • Provide statistics relating to own workload as and when required

As a qualified Social Worker, you will have:

  • HCPC registration 
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Experience within a fostering service
  • Completed your ASYE

For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 01619741670
Contact: Kelsey Longley

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