Supervising Social Worker - Mid & East Devon (Ref.4833)
- Multiple Terms
- £35,411 - £39,493 per annum pro rata
1 x Full Time 37 hours per week
1 x Part Time 18 hours per week
The Fostering Service is looking for two, Supervising Social Workers to join the team in Mid & East Devon.
Our Fostering Service is providing a service to children, young people and carers that is focused on making a difference in young people’s lives.
The recent testimony from a carer says it all:
“The last few months have been a huge learning curve but seeing the child in my care now thriving has made it all worthwhile. I cannot express enough how rewarding it has been to see her develop and respond to me, knowing that I have helped give her the best possible start in her life”.
About the role:
As someone who knows what good foster care looks like, you will be responsible for ensuring high quality and timely assessments to provide high quality carers for our most vulnerable children in Devon. You will be working in a fast paced and supportive environment.
Supervising Social worker responsibilities include:
- Foster carer supervisions and ongoing support to carers.
- Completion of high-quality carer annual reviews.
- Unannounced visits to foster carers.
- Attendance at meetings as required ( child in care reviews, risk assessment meetings etc).
- Presenting to fostering panel as required.
- Facilitating foster carer support groups.
- Close work with childcare teams and other professionals to ensure safety and wellbeing of children
Like us, you’ll be passionate about improving children’s life chances. As an experienced qualified social worker with energy and enthusiasm, you will be able to demonstrate success in the managing of complex situations. You will be committed to reflective practice and know how to energise, motivate and challenge practitioners. You will have an ability to work to deadlines in a fast paced and supportive environment. We are looking for people who are strong in partnership working, think creatively and are ready to try new things.
- 2 years minimum child care experience
- Knowledge of Eclipse computer system is an advantage – strong IT skills a must.
- Full-clean license and access to a car or the ability to travel as required.
- Qualified social worker with up to date professional registration
Personal and professional rewards
In return, we will recognise and reward the vital contribution you make and just as importantly, we will support you to grow and develop with us. Through individual and team supervision to support reflective practice, and effective locally-based administrative support, we aim to enable you to be the best, social worker, leader, manager, mentor and role model you can be. Our leadership and management development pathway offers a structured approach to your development, and supports you to achieve the expected outcomes within the knowledge and skills framework. We are also committed to your professional development and, as part of this, expect you to complete post-qualification training as well as other forms of continuous professional development.
As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat. We firmly believe in a healthy work life balance and offer
Effective April 2023, leave entitlement is now 26 days per year / 31 with continuous service plus Bank Holidays. We support flexible working and offer a generous pension too. Relocation support will be available to you, if you’re moving to Devon to take up the role.
What we can offer you
As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat. We want you to grow and develop with us. In recognition of the vital contribution you will make, we offer an attractive package including:
- Ongoing learning and development opportunities through our Social Work Academy with dedicated support from our Restorative Practice Leads, as well as Research in Practice membership and full access to Devon Children and Families Safeguarding training programme.
- Dedicated support with regular supervision from line management so you can critically reflect on your practice on a regular basis. Group supervisions are also offered, allowing you to learn from your colleagues and grow the strength of your social work practice together.
- Continuing Professional Development Days in line with your personal Learning and Development Plan.
- Clear career pathway aligned to the BASW Professional Capability Framework (PCF) for Social Workers. Secondments and opportunities are also available to help you progress in your career.
- 26 days paid annual leave per year, rising to 31 days with 5 years’ continuous service, plus bank holidays.
- Relocation allowance of up to £8,000 (T&Cs apply).
- Access to our confidential Devon Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme to support you to balance the demands of everyday life – available 24/7.
- Flexible working opportunities, including flexi-time and a degree of remote working (subject to the needs of the role - please discuss at interview).
- Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Links to staff networks and forums such as our LGBTQ+, BAME and Staff Diversity support networks.
- Cycle to Work Scheme.
- Devon Discounts Scheme which offers a variety of great savings.
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For more information please contact Mandy King, Team Manager, Mid & East Devon Fostering
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01392383059
Or to arrange an informal discussion, please email CSWrecruitment@devon.gov.uk.
To start your journey with DCC, click ‘Apply’ today!
- DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon.
- The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
- We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
- This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
- Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
- Happy to Talk Flexible Working.
- For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
- This role requires a DBS disclosure.
- OrganisationDevon County Council
- Work LocationDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health
- Salary Details
£35,411 - £39,493 per annum pro rata
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull TimePart Time
37 Hours Per Week
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required