Senior Supervising Social Worker

Senior Supervising Social Worker

Covering East and Central Scotland (Home-based)

Full Time - Permanent (35 hours per week)

Salary From £33,561 p.a. + £750 p.a. Homeworking allowance + £1500 p.a. Out of Hours Allowance (upon participating on the rota)

TACT, the UK’s largest fostering charity. Formed in 1993, we now have over 500 dedicated carers, who look after over 600 children and young people across the country. Our reputation and growth rests upon our strength in providing successful placements. As a charity, we do not have shareholders who receive profits and we invest all of our surplus income into service, staff, carers, and children's development. Building upon our reputation for delivering excellent outcomes for children.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a national non-profit making organisation. We are interested in individuals for whom quality of service is paramount and in those who share our commitment to working in partnership with children and their foster carers in the development of the agency.

The overall purpose of the Senior Supervising Social Worker role is to manage caseloads, assess, train and support a diverse range of foster carers, children and young people. You may also be involved in the recruitment of foster carers. The successful candidate will also have a keen interest in Duty / Placement work as you will be expected to cover this on a regular basis. 

You are required to have the following:

  • Recent experience in childcare, preferably family placement work.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of all relevant legislation.
  • DipSW, CSS or CQSW qualified and registered with the SSSC.
  • An enhanced PVG disclosure is also required and is requested for you by TACT.

As a Senior Supervising Social Worker, you will be required to be on an out of hours’ rota and you will be paid an out of hours’ allowance of £1,500 per annum, once participating in the rota. 

TACT is a homebased workforce. We recognise the benefits that flexible home working creates for both the employer and the employee. As a remote working organisation, we are committed to work with our staff to enable consistent inclusion and engagement across the organisation to ensure the optimum standards of service for our carers and children.

TACT offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 31 days paid holiday
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Group income protection scheme
  • Death in service cover
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice)
  • And fantastic learning and development opportunities

Closing: Monday, 1st March 2021

Interviews: Monday, 8th March 2021

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.

TACT does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.