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Senior Supervising Social Worker

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29 July 2022

Kent and West Sussex

Closing Date

8 August 2022

An opportunity has arisen for a Supervising Social Worker with at least two years' post qualifying experience within an IFA or LA fostering team who is ready to progress their career into a senior role. The role would be to support our carers particularly in the Kent, West Sussex but also South London areas. Some knowledge of the area desirable but willingness to travel is essential. You will be joining a wider team within a fostering charity.

Main role requirements:

- Post qualifying experience 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.
- Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation including the Fostering National Minimum Standards and Fostering regulations.
- Experience of working with/supporting looked after children and their foster carers.
- Thorough and consistent administrative and report writing skills plus excellent communication and relationship building skills.
- The skills to prioritise and work autonomously, against potentially conflicting deadlines with regard to regulatory requirements.
- The ability to support our foster carers and their families to achieve the best outcomes for the children in their care.

You will need to have a BA or MA in Social Work to be a qualified and registered with Social Work England. An Enhanced DBS clearance is also required and will be processed by TACT on your behalf.

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

- Closing: Sunday 8th August 2022
- Interviews: Tuesday 16th August 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 does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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.

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