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Duty Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South West

Salary

Location

£33,000

Posted Date

15 September 2022

Homebased

Closing Date

16 October 2022

As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, TACT puts the needs of our children and carers first and look to appoint individuals who are as passionate about fostering as we are. We know that we cannot provide exceptional levels of care without our staff which is why we prioritise their wellbeing. As a homeworking organisation, we pride ourselves on our flexible working opportunities, an extensive wellbeing programme and our benefits package, all curated to support a healthy work life balance for all our staff.

It is not surprising that in October 2021 the Times 100 Best Companies Survey evidenced “outstanding” levels of engagement amongst our staff and that we are currently listed as 16th in the UK’s Best Mid-Sized Companies across all industries and the 4th Best Charity to work for in 2022.

A rare opportunity to work for an ‘OUTSTANDING’ team where trauma-informed practice is the foundation of everything we do.

Brilliant training opportunities, clinical supervision, and support.

“Members of the team who spoke to the inspector said that they felt valued in their role. They considered that they had access to opportunities that they had not experienced in previous employment. The agency provides exceptional resources for staff to ensure that their emotional well-being and a healthy work-life balance are promoted.” (OFSTED 2022)

The main responsibilities of this role are to:

Facilitate the matching process between CYP and available Foster Carers.
Complete ‘Expressions of Interests’ to evidence a match inclusive of support packages and fee’s.
Maintain relationships with Local Authorities in the South West Region and attend ‘Referrals meetings’.
Be a point of contact and provide phone support/guidance to foster carers in the absence of their SSW

As a Duty Social Worker you will be required to have:

A post-qualifying experience which should be in family placement work or post-qualifying experience in other childcare settings.
A proven track record in working with and on behalf of children, respecting and maintaining their individuality and promoting their positive development.
Dip SW, CSS or CQSW qualification.
Current Registration with Social Work England.

We accept applications from anyone registered with Social Work England regardless where they live. The areas which the Duty Social Worker will cover are: Bristol, Bath & NES, South Gloucestershire, Oxford, North Somerset, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon

Please see the Job Information Pack and Job Description for further information.

Closing Date: Sunday, 16th October 2022

Interviews: Wednesday 26th October 2022 (via Microsoft Teams)

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