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Action for Children

Supervising Social Worker

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Posted Date

3 April 2023


Closing Date

12 April 2023

We are looking for a Supervising Social Worker to join our team.

About the Role:

Action for Children's Fostering Service is a specialist fostering service that offers therapeutic care to children and young people who cannot be looked after at home. We offer the highest standard of care providing carers with excellent training, supervision, and support to achieve the best outcomes for the young people we look after. We have excellent Fostering Inspections and provide good quality of care to young people, always ensuring we listen to our young people every step of the way.

You will promote the highest standards of care and wellbeing for our young people, and guide and deliver training, to foster carers with opportunity to really get to know young people and support them on their journey. By thinking therapeutically and creatively (with and for) young people and ensuring best practice, you will make a real and lasting difference. You will be part of a team that values relational- based practice, as this is at the heart of all that we do!

Our Service is growing, and as a Supervising Social Worker you will be working in our Fostering Scotland team covering the Highlands. Our Fostering Head Office base is in Glasgow with a local office in Inverness and we can discuss the frequency of office based work at the interview stage. We are keen to recruit across the geographical sector.

You'll help our Children, Young People and Families by:

- Bringing your experience values and enthusiasm.
- Being part of a team to support fostering families to provide stable and loving experiences for young people.
- Work with others to inspire, support and keep children and young people safe.
- Creating memories and support connections with young people's families and their siblings.
- Feeling confident and skilled in your role.

What You'll Bring:

Our job description for the Fostering Social Worker outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

- A degree in social work or equivalent and experience of safeguarding/ public protection is essential.
- Experience of family placement and/or PQ training would be an advantage.
- Registered or willing to be registered with SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council).
- Experience of assessing, supervising and supporting foster carers.
- Strong commitment to work within our therapeutic framework to support the needs of children.
- Access to a vehicle and suitable business insurance to enable the duties of the role to be carried out effectively.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to understand and have a commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.

Application Process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration. Top Tip... Refer to the job description when writing your Supporting Statement.

Talent Pool: We'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up but do let us know if you'd rather we didn't.

Contact: in our recruitment team who will be happy to support with your application.

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