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Senior Supervising Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

Kent / East Sussex

Salary

Location

£36,311

Posted Date

21 September 2022

Kent / East Sussex

Closing Date

9 October 2022

The TACT London & The South Team seek an SSW who is ready to progress their career in this Senior Supervising Social Worker post that will require travel throughout Kent, East Sussex and the borders of South London.

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.

Main role requirements for this Senior Supervising Social Worker role includes:

- A minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience in family placement work or post qualifying experience in other child care settings.
- A proven track record in working with and on behalf of children, respecting and maintaining their individuality and promoting their positive development.
- Experience of 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.

In addition to the annual salary our senior supervising social worker fostering post is paid £1,500 p.a. Out Of Hours Allowance and £500 p.a. Emergency Placements Allowance once the successful candidate is participating in the rota.

You will need to have an appropriate social work qualification and have up to date registration 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 - Sunday 9th October 2022

Interviews: Wednesday 19th October 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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