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TACT

Senior Supervising Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

Social Work

Salary

Location

£35,893

Posted Date

11 December 2023

Merseyside

Closing Date

2 January 2024

TACT invests all surplus income into staff, carers, and child development. This means that we have been able to establish expert in-house support services such as our TACT Health and Education Services and create TACT Connect, our ground-breaking scheme for care experienced young people and adults. New staff will join us as we embark on a journey to become a wholly trauma-informed organisation with the aim of increasing our effectiveness and improving outcomes for the children and young people in our care.

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. We will also invest in your learning, supporting you to grow and develop during your employment with TACT. You will be encouraged to attend personal and professional development opportunities and will have access to learning and resources to empower you to advance your knowledge and skills.

We are currently the 4th Best Charity to work for and the 16th Best Mid-Sized Company in the UK according to The Best Companies criteria and our survey results have evidenced “outstanding” levels of engagement amongst staff in recent years. You can view our Best Companies summary video here.

As a Social Worker with TACT, you will be a part of our amazing team of professionals working with our organisational values at the heart of their everyday practice. You can review our values here.

Whilst being homebased, the Social Worker will visit and support foster families across the TACT North West area including the Liverpool City and Greater Manchester areas but will also travel within the wider region for team meetings, training and other in person events.

In addition to the annual salary, the Social Worker role attracts Out of Hours Allowance of £1,500 p.a. once participating in the rota.

We are seeking applications from both Supervising Social Workers and Senior Supervising Social Workers. The main requirements 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
- 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.
- 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.
- TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:

31 days paid holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata if part time).
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 professional learning and personal development opportunities.
An Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this role and will be processed by TACT on your behalf.

Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd January 2024
Interview Date: Tuesday 9th January 2024 (via Microsoft Teams)

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