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Fostering Supervising Social Worker

Job Type



Social work




Posted Date

22 January 2024

North Yorkshire (Hybrid)

Closing Date

31 January 2024

As a hybrid working 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.

TACT is a foster care charity that invests all surplus income into services, staff, carers, and child development. This means that we have been able to invest in unique projects like TACT Connect, our ground-breaking scheme for care experienced young people and adults, our expanding TACT Education Service and our newly established Health Service.

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. See our Best Companies summary video HERE.

Come and join the TACT Yorkshire & North East team and be part of our amazing team of professionals whose vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people.

The main role requirements for this role include:

An appropriate social work qualification
Up-to-date registration with Social Work England
Post-qualifying experience in fostering/family placements or other childcare settings
Suitable experience in supporting and supervising 10-12 foster families to meet the complex needs of the looked-after young people
A proven track record in working with and on behalf of children, respecting and maintaining their individuality and promoting their positive development.
Experience in group work and/or delivery of training.
Up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation including the Fostering National Minimum Standards and Fostering regulations.
Suitable experience of working with/supporting looked after children and their foster carers.
Ability to prioritise, plan and self-organise efficiently.
Capable of using electronic records systems and IT effectively, including participating in virtual meetings and webinars.
Newly qualified Social Workers with an interest in fostering will be considered. The successful candidate will be required to travel throughout the Yorkshire & North East areas. There will also be the requirement to travel anywhere within the region to attend staff meetings and team away days.

In addition to the annual salary, the successful candidate will be paid Out of Hours Allowance of £1,500 p.a. plus an Emergency Placements Allowance of £500 p.a. once participating in the relevant rota.

TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:

31 days paid holiday plus bank holidays.
Flexible working arrangements (including compressed hours, flexibility around core hours, and volunteer days policy).
Family-friendly policies.
Homeworking ‘bundle’ including annual allowance of £750, IT equipment and a loan for home office set up.
Stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice) and life insurance from day one.
Employee Assistance Programme (including free CBT counselling, remote GP appointments, physiotherapy, mental health support and second opinions).
Fantastic learning and development opportunities.

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