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Senior Supervising Social Worker

Job Type

Fixed Term

Region

South West

Salary

Location

£39,540

Posted Date

20 October 2022

Homebased - Covering South West Regions

Closing Date

7 November 2022

We require a Social Worker to support foster carers in Bristol, Bath & NES, South Gloucestershire, Oxford, North Somerset, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon. The successful applicants will be joining a forward-thinking team with focus on the child being central to decision making. The roles are homebased with both face to face and virtual meetings/visits.

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 Social Work qualification and be registered with Social Work England. An Enhanced DBS clearance is also required and will be processed by TACT on your behalf.

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, 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.

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.

Come and join us and be part of our amazing team of professionals whose vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people. Find out more about our values here https://www.tactcare.org.uk/about-us/

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

Closing Date: Monday, 7th November 2022

Interviews: Wednesday, 16th 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 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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