Senior Supervising Social Worker

Salary - £35,893 - £39,880 p.a + £750 Homeworking Allowance p.a + £1,500 OOH Allowance p.a.

Hours - 35 Hours per Week

Contract - Permanent

Location – Home-based with travel required to visit foster families located across the West Midlands areas;  Coventry, Warwickshire, Tamworth, Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Telford and Shropshire.

Travel also requires 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 looks to appoint individuals who are as passionate about fostering as we are. TACT invests all surplus income into staff, carers, and child development. This means that we have established expert in-house support services such as our TACT Health and Education Services and created TACT Connect, our ground-breaking scheme for care-experienced young people and adults.  New staff will join us as we embark on a journey to become a wholly trauma-informed organisation with the aim of increasing our effectiveness and improving outcomes for the children and young people in our care.

We pride ourselves on our flexible working opportunities, an extensive well-being programme, and our benefits package, all curated to support a healthy work-life balance for all our staff. We will also invest in your learning, supporting your growth and development during your employment with TACT.  You will be encouraged to attend personal and professional development opportunities and will have access to learning and resources to empower you to advance your knowledge and skills.

We are currently the 4th Best Charity to work for and the 16th Best Mid-Sized Company in the UK according to The Best Companies criteria and our survey results have evidenced “outstanding” levels of engagement amongst staff in recent years. You can view our Best Companies summary video here.

As a Fostering Senior Supervising Social Worker with TACT West Midlands, you will be a part of our amazing team of professionals working with our organisational values at the heart of their everyday practice. You can review our values here.

In addition to the annual salary, the Fostering Senior Supervising Social Worker role attracts Out of Hours Allowance of £1,500 per annum once participating in the rota. 

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.

TACT offers 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 also required and will be processed by TACT on your behalf.

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

Closing Date: Sunday 30th June 2024

Interview Date: Tuesday 9th July 2024 (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 reserves 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.