Fostering Supervising Social Worker

Pay - £33,000 p.a. + £750 Homeworking Allowance p.a + £1,500 OOH Allowance p.a. + £500 Placement Allowance p.a.

Hours - 35 Hours per Week

Contract - Permanent

Location – Home based with travel required to visit foster families located in Yorkshire & possibly the Tees Valley area and travel required to attend staff meetings and team away days.

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 fostering as we are. We know that we cannot provide exceptional levels of care without our staff, so we prioritise their wellbeing. 

As a hybrid working organisation, we pride ourselves on our flexible working opportunities, an extensive wellbeing programme and our benefits package, all curated to support a healthy work-life balance for all our staff.

TACT is a foster care charity that 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 care experienced young people and adults, our expanding TACT Education Service and our newly established Health Service. 

It is not surprising that in October 2021 the Times 100 Best Companies Survey evidenced “outstanding” levels of engagement amongst our staff and that we are currently listed as 16th in the UK’s Best Mid-Sized Companies across all industries and the 4th Best Charity to work for in 2022. See our Best Companies summary video HERE.

Come and join the TACT Yorkshire & North East team and be part of our amazing team of professionals whose vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people. 

The main role requirements for this role include:

  • An appropriate social work qualification
  • Up-to-date registration with Social Work England
  • A minimum of 2 years post-qualifying experience in fostering/family placements or other childcare settings
  • Experience in supporting and supervising 10-12 foster families to meet the complex needs of the looked-after young people
  • A proven track record in working with and on behalf of children, respecting and maintaining their individuality and promoting their positive development.
  • Experience in group work and/or delivery of training.
  • 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.
  • Ability to prioritise, plan and self-organise efficiently.
  • Capable of using electronic records systems and IT effectively, including participating in virtual meetings and webinars.

The successful candidate will be required to travel throughout the Yorkshire & Tees Valley areas. There will also be the requirement to travel anywhere within the region to attend staff meetings and team away days.

In addition to the annual salary, the successful candidate will be paid Out of Hours Allowance of £1,500 p.a. plus an Emergency Placements Allowance of £500 p.a. once participating in the relevant rota. 

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, and volunteer days policy).
  • Family-friendly policies.
  • Homeworking ‘bundle’ including annual allowance of £750, IT equipment and a loan for home office set up.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice) and life insurance from day one.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (including free CBT counselling, remote GP appointments, physiotherapy, mental health support and second opinions).
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities.

An Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this role and will be processed by TACT on your behalf.

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

Closing Date: Midnight – Tuesday, 9th May 2023

Interview Date: Wednesday, 17th May 2023 (via Microsoft Teams)

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and TACT believes 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.

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.