Supervising Social Worker

Supervising Social Worker

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Supervising Social Worker to join our team in Cardiff. We want someone who places a focus on the positive outcomes of our children and young people.

This is your chance to join a supportive and caring,high achieving team. We are part of the National Fostering Agency Group and while we retain our own identity we have benefited from the support of NFA ’s services including working with other acquired fostering agencies nationwide.

About the Group

The National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group is the largest independent providers of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. With Acorn Care and Education a part of the NFA family we provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

 

Why work for us

  • Private health care
  • Dental Cover
  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub

Job title: Supervising Social Worker

Location: Swansea and West Wales

Salary: £36,800

Car Allowance: £3,000

Contract Type: 37.5 hours Full-time/Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)

Closing Date: 29th March 2019

Job ID: 86833

Joining NFA's professional team and working from your home base, you will be responsible for supporting and supervising an enthusiastic group of foster carers across the Swansea and West Wales area.

Supervising Social Workers are responsible for managing foster resources in an allocated area, recruiting, assessing, supervising, training and supporting foster carers and their placement's, ensuring that we provide quality and professional services.

We are looking for experienced social workers who can demonstrate recent experience in fostering and who share our ongoing commitment in providing excellence in the quality placements we provide for the children and young people in our care.

You will need to be a qualified Social Worker, hold Care Council for Wales registration and possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and their impact on fostering services.

You will be a strong communicator, both written and verbal, have good IT skills and be flexible and able to travel throughout the area. 

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.