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Placements Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South West

Salary

Location

£35,250

Posted Date

4 November 2022

Somerset

Closing Date

14 November 2022

This is a rare opportunity to work with an ‘OUTSTANDING’ Team. The friendly and dedicated TACT South West staff work with trauma-informed practice as the foundation of all activities. All individuals receive regular clinical supervision and brilliant training opportunities are provided.

“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)

As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, TACT puts the needs of our children and carers first ae. 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.

The main responsibilities of the Placements Social Worker include:

- 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

The Placements Social Worker 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.

The Placements Social Worker activity will cover Bristol, Bath & NES, South Gloucestershire, Oxford, North Somerset, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon. Knowledge of the area will be useful but applications from further afield will be welcome.

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

Closing Date: Midnight on Monday 14th November 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 22nd November 2022 (via Microsoft Teams)

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and TACT believe that only the people with the right skills and values should work in social work. As part of TACT’s commitment to safeguarding, we properly examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to our work with vulnerable young children. We use rigorous and consistent recruitment approaches to help safeguard TACT’s young people. All our staff are expected to work in line with TACT’s safeguarding policies.

TACT reserves 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. TACT does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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