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Supervising Social Worker - West & East Midlands

Job Title: Supervising Social Worker

 

Reporting To: Registered Manager or Regional Manager

 

Location: Rugby or Coventry Office based, with regional travel

 

Salary Range: Minimum £32,000 + Negotiable & Dependant on Experience 

 

Benefits: Company Car with fuel card or Car Allowarnce with paid mileage / Private Health Insurance / Life Assurance - 4 x salary / Internal Reward Schemes

 

 

Job Role:

 

The Supervising Social Worker builds positive relationships between By the Bridge, the foster parent and the child’s social worker. It is a key role that helps the foster parent to sustain the child in placement and ensure outcomes for children are being met within the foster family.

 

We have a dedicated out of hours team and independent social workers who provide form F assessments.

 

You will work closely with key internal and external stakeholders, to enable foster parents to be informed, accept, understand and operate within the regulations and national minimum standards and in accordance with BtB policies and guidance.

 

By the Bridge with Cambian is an innovative, dynamic, independent fostering organisation providing high quality foster care and services to children and their foster families.

 

We aim to create an environment where all people feel valued and can grow, develop and achieve their goals. We work to ensure that By the Bridge with Cambian is an organisation, which thrives on the diversity of its staff, families and children, to ensure that we assist and care for those most vulnerable, and advocate with them, and on their behalf.

 

Role Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for supervising and supporting foster parents and promoting the rights and safety of children placed with foster parents and managing cases.
  • To ensure children’s wishes are sought regularly and acted upon by themselves and the foster parent.
  • To ensure that By the Bridge with Cambian are meeting the expected indicators set out in the Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards with regards to the child’s health, well-being, promoting social and emotional development , as well as providing support to manage their responses.
  • Work as part of multi-disciplinary professional team around the child, this will include – attending meetings, completing reports and preparing assessments.
  • Partnering with key stakeholders to ensure foster parents work within the delegated authority and medical consent given.
  • Provide effective support, information and advice to enable foster parents to provide consistent, high quality care to children.
  • To ensure matches of children place are made on defendable decisions.
  • Supporting foster parents with children achievements in education, learning and development whilst promoting equality and diversity.
  • To undertake and produce high quality assessments and reports.
  • To work in line with our policies and procedures, adhering to reporting and recording requirements.
  • Maintain professional registration with regulatory social work body and ensure that you take personal responsibility for your own professional development.
  • Prepare for and engage in regular supervision with line manager.

 

 

Essential:

 

  • Social Worker with experience of OFSTED regulations
  • Registered with the relevant professional organisation (HCPC etc)
  • Multidisciplinary and multi-agency working experience
  • Be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills.
  • Have excellent communication, organisational and time management skills.

 

 

What we can offer you

  • Car allowance/company car
  • Company Pension
  • Health Cover
  • Mobile phone
  • Fuel card – applicable with company car only
  • Full support from a multidisciplinary team
  • Small manageable caseloads
  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Dedicated Therapeutic Training
  • Developmental opportunities
  • SWE Renewal Fees Reimbursed

 

You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession.

 

 

Note: Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.

 

By The Bridge with Cambian is committed to safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care.

 

All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

 

By The Bridge with Cambian is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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Jobs at By the Bridge with Cambian

By the Bridge with Cambian is an innovative, dynamic, independent fostering organisation providing high quality foster care and services to children and their foster families. 

 

We continually strives to achieve excellence for our children and young people, foster parents and staff. And every member of staff makes a valuable contribution towards improving the lives of children. 

 

People are at the heart of everything that By the Bridge with Cambian is about.  It is vital for our children, that our foster parents and staff are inspired and motivated by working for us. 

 

We aim to create an environment where people feel valued and can grow, develop and achieve their goals.  We work to ensure that By the Bridge with Cambian is a fun place to be, where people are treated fairly and rewarded well for the work that they do.

 

By the Bridge with Cambian is an equal opportunities employer

 

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