Senior Supervising Social Worker
Full Time - Permanent (35 hours per week)
Salary: £39,540 per annum (£37,290 per annum salary + £1,500 per annum Out of Hours Rota Allowance + £750 per annum Homeworking Allowance)
As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, TACT put the needs of our children and carers first and look to appoint individuals who are as passionate about this as we are. We know that we cannot provide this level of care without our staff which is why we are proactive in looking after the wellbeing of our employees. As a homeworking organisation, we pride ourselves on the flexibility this brings, along with our flexible working opportunities to enable you to have a healthy work / life balance. We also provide a full and active wellbeing calendar and activities, along with your input to ensure you get the most from it.
It is not surprising that this had led to us gaining 'outstanding’ levels of employee engagement in a recent Best Companies Survey this year. Come and join us and be part of our amazing team of professionals who put young people at the heart of every decision.
Our vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people. Find out more about our values here: https://www.tactcare.org.uk/about-us/
We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Supervising Social Worker. The right candidate fror this role will be someone for whom quality of service is paramount and who shares our commitment to working in partnership with our children and foster carers. This role would suit someone located in or close to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough areas. As a Homebased Senior Supervising Social Worker, you will support and supervise the foster families and placements we have in these areas so the succesful candidate will need to evidence flexibility and willigness to travel to other areas of the East Midlands region as required.
The ideal candidate for this Senior Supervising Social Worker role should have post qualifying experience in family placement work or other childcare settings as well as a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and child protection procedures.
- Post qualifying experience in family placement work or post qualifying experience in other childcare settings.
- A proven track record in working with and on behalf of children, respecting and maintaining their individuality and promoting their positive development.
- 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.
- Experience carrying out Form F assessments or a proven track record in assessment skills.
TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:
- 31 days paid holiday plus BH.
- Flexible working arrangements.
- Group income protection scheme.
- Death in service scheme.
- Stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice).
- Fantastic learning and development opportunities.
Please see the Job Information Pack and Job Description for further information.
You will need to be DipSW, CSS or CQSW qualified and registered with Social Work England. An enhanced DBS clearance is also required and will be processed by TACT on your behalf.
The successful applicant will be required to support Duty and Out of Hours on a rota basis and will be paid an out of hours’ allowance of £1,500 per annum once participating in the rota.
- Closing: Thursday 25th November 2021
- Interviews: Monday 6th December 2021 (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.
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 and their foster carers in the development of our services.
TACT does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.