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Senior Supervising Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South East

Salary

Location

£43,817

Posted Date

10 October 2022

East London

Closing Date

3 November 2022

We require an experienced social worker to support foster carers in the East London and South Essex areas. The successful applicant will be joining a forward thinking team with focus on the child being central to decision making. The role is homebased with both face to face and virtual meetings and 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 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: Midnight Thursday 3rd November 2022
- Interviews: Friday 11th 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.

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