Senior Supervising Social Worker (Fixed Term Contract - 12 Months)

Senior Supervising Social Worker

Homebased - Caseload covering the West Midlands so will involve travel around this area

Full Time – Fixed Term 12 Month Contract Starting in April 2022

35 Hours per week and 31 Days Annual Leave

Salary: Up to £39,540 per annum (Up to £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 puts 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.

As a foster care charity, TACT invests all surplus income into services, staff, carers, and child development. This means that we have been able to invest in unique projects like TACT Connect, our ground-breaking scheme for our TACT care experienced young people and adults, our expanding TACT Education Service and our new Health Service. 

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/

TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:

  • 31 days paid holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Flexible working arrangements (including compressed hours, flexibility around core hours, volunteer days policy).
  • Family friendly policies.
  • Homeworking ‘bundle’ including annual allowance, IT equipment and a loan for office set up.
  • Perkbox – retail discount scheme.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice).
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (including CBT counselling, remote GP appointments, physiotherapy, mental health support and second opinions).

The TACT West Midlands Senior Supervising Social Worker will have:

  • 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.
  • Thorough and consistent administrative and report writing skills plus excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • The skills to prioritise and work autonomously, against potentially conflicting deadlines with regard to regulatory requirements.
  • The ability to support our foster carers and their families to achieve the best outcomes for the children in their care.

Please see the Job Information Pack and Job Description for further information.

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: Friday 25th March 2022
  • Interviews: Tuesday 5th April 2022 (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.

Previous applicants need not apply. 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.