Senior Social Worker

Recruiter
TACT
Location
Newtown
Salary
33561.00 GBP Annual + + GBP1,500 Out of Hours Rota Allowance + GBP500 Home Working Allowance
Posted
18 Jul 2019
Closes
05 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Permanent

TACT are seeking a full time Senior Supervising Social Worker to cover responsibilities in the Mid to North Wales area of the TACT Cymru team's region. The role involves managing complex caseloads, assessing, training and supporting a diverse range of foster carers, children and young people.

Permanent - Home Based
35 Hours Per Week
GBP33,561 Per Annum + GBP1,500 Out of Hours Rota Allowance + GBP500 Home Working Allowance

TACT, the UK's largest fostering and adoption charity now has over 500 dedicated carers, who look after over 600 children and young people across the country. Our reputation and growth rests upon our strength in providing successful placements. As a charity, we do not have shareholders who receive profits and we invest all of our surplus income into service, staff, carers, and children's development.

Our vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a Senior Supervising Social Worker within a national non-profit making organisation at a local level. We are interested in individuals for whom quality of service is paramount and in those who share our commitment to working in partnership with children and their foster carers in the development of the agency.

TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:

  • 31 days paid holiday.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Group income protection scheme.
  • x10 death in service.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme.
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities.

Please see the Job Information Pack for further information.

The Senior Supervising Social Worker will be covering our Mid and North Wales area, which extends from Aberystwyth in the mid West across to Builth Wells and across the North Wales counties. We recognise this is an extensive area and so would welcome applicants interested in job sharing. The overall purpose of the Senior Supervising Social Worker role is to recruit, assess, train and support a diverse range of foster carers and placements.

The Senior Supervising Social Worker role will initially have responsibility for a small caseload while working locally to increase our carer base over the coming months. The role will also involve developing our relationships with partner agencies in the area including with a residential provider based in North Wales.

The successful Senior Supervising Social Worker will have:

  • Recent experience in child placement work or post qualifying experience in other child care settings.
  • A proven track record in working with and on behalf of children, respecting and maintaining their individuality and promoting their positive development.
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • DipSW, CSS or CQSW qualification.
  • Current registration with the HCPC.
  • Fluency in Welsh is desireable.

You will be required to be on an out of hours' rota and you will be paid an additional allowance of GBP1,500 per annum for this duty (once participating in the rota) in addition to GBP500 per annum Home Working Allowance. An enhanced disclosure check is required for the Senior Supervising Social Worker role and will be requested for you by TACT.

  • Closing: Midnight on Sunday 4th August 2019
  • Interviews: Wednesday 14th August 2019 at TACT Cymru (CF11 9LJ)

TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.