Supervising Social Worker – Fostering

Supervising Social Worker - Fostering

Posted 2 weeks ago


Supervising Social Worker – Independent Fostering Agency, Devon and Somerset

Location: Bridgewater, Somerset, Taunton, and Exeter
Salary: £40,000 + Fuel allowance 
An Independent Fostering Agency rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, are looking for knowledgeable Supervising Social Workers to join their team.
As a Supervising Social Worker, you will be looking after a manageable caseload of foster families. Working in partnership with other team members to provide a high-quality service for their foster families and the children/young people they look after.
You will be responsible for ensuring that children’s care and development needs are met within placements by undertaking necessary planning and intervention for both emergency and planned referrals.
Benefits for you as the Supervising Social Worker:
Generous Annual leave entitlement of 28 days (plus bank holidays)
Very competitive salary
Generous Profit Related Pay (PRP) scheme
Generous pension scheme
Regular high-quality supervision
Learning & Development Opportunities
Supportive and friendly work culture
Hybrid/Flexible working
Responsibilities of you as the Supervising Social Worker:
Support Foster Carers to evidence their competence against training standards.
Assess and monitor the suitability of Foster Carers.
Contribute to Foster Carer Annual Reviews within required timescales.
Undertake support visits.
Ensure that the Foster Carers have an accurate and up to date Foster Care Agreement
Identify learning and development needs
Undertake initial visits and carer assessments
Attend meetings to support foster carers, children, and young people.
Requirements of you as the Supervising Social Worker:
Dip SW/CQSW/Social Work Degree and current SWE registration
Experience of working within Fostering
Experience of partnership working with families and external agencies, preferably in a Safeguarding or Looked after Children’s Teams.
Must hold a full UK Driving Licence
Please contact Kate Woodland on