Supervising Social Worker

13 July 2020
Full Time
12 Months
North Fostering Team (Bassetlaw): Chancery Lane, Retford, DN22 6DG
Children, Families & Cultural Services
27th and 28th July 2020
£31,371 - £35,934 per annum

Supervising Social Workers provide a high level of support to looked after children and their foster carers and work closely with other professionals within the “team around a child” to promote positive outcomes and attachment-focused care. You will be enthusiastic, creative and flexible with significant knowledge and experience of safeguarding children. Knowledge of child development, separation, loss, trauma and attachment will also be highly beneficial in this role. Additionally, you will have strong assessment, investigative and analytical skills. This will be coupled with proven knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children particularly the Children Act 1989 and Fostering Service Regulations 2011 and other relevant guidance and standards. 

As a Supervising Social Worker, you will be responsible for a team of foster carers who you will supervise, support and review to promote positive outcomes for the children and young people in their care. Strong written skills are essential requirements, along with an ability to work on your own initiative and as an effective member of a team. You will have the ability to communicate effectively, whilst maintaining confidentiality. Applicants must be able to work under pressure, challenge and present professionally when required, meet deadlines and have an understanding and commitment to the County Council’s Equal opportunities policy.

Applicants will have a recognised social work qualification (including Social Work England Registration).

For an informal discussion or for any further information about the advertised post, please contact Fostering Team Manager, Nicola Hardy on 0115 8044720 or at

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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