Current Vacancies

Operations Manager (Fostering Team)

Office Base – Stirling or Lockerbie
Full Time (37 hrs p/w, Mon – Fri)
Permanent
£40,000 – £45,000 p/a

Do you have experience of leading and managing a social work team ?

As the Operations Manager you will be responsible for the day to day operational management of the Care Visions fostering service including the management of supervising social workers, the recruitment and support of carers, the delivery of quality care to children placed with our carers and assisting the Senior Managers in the overall development of the service.

The experience and qualities we are looking for are:

  • Degree in Social Work or relevant qualification in the field, such as BA/ DipSW, CQSW (essential)
  • Post Qualifying Awards (desirable) Leadership and Management, Practice Teaching, Child Protection Certificate etc)
  • A minimum of two years experience relevant to Family Placement
  • Registered with the Social Services Council or other British equivalent
  • Strong communication skills and ability to lead and develop a team of experienced professional social workers
  • Thorough knowledge of child protection procedures and legislation as applied to looked after children in Scotland
  • Ability to use and develop systems to improve Quality Assurance and Good Practice within the service
  • A full clean driving license and use of car (travel across Scotland will be required)
  • Ability to participate in the Regional Out of Hours Service on a rota basis

If you would like to be considered then please hit apply, you can download the full job description here.

Respect, Compassion, Safety, Integrity.

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Supervising Social Worker

Field Based/Office Base – Stirling
Full Time (37 hrs p/w, Mon – Fri)
Permanent
£33,000 – £37,000 p/a

Are you a qualified Social Worker with experience of working with children and families or in family placement?

Do you have a wealth of knowledge and experience that you can use to work autonomously and as part of a team?

This post offers the opportunity to join a committed and enthusiastic team of professional social workers and to develop knowledge and skills in the specialist area of family placement within a very supportive setting.

In this role, you will have the remit to ensure quality of placements provided by foster carers, by providing support, supervision and training as appropriate.

You will also have the opportunity to work alongside referring social workers to identify and support foster carers, to provide family based care to children and young people referred and ensure that looked after children have positive outcomes.

You already have a proven track record of working with and on behalf of children, respecting and maintaining their individuality and promoting their positive development, so this is a logical next step for you.

Solid experience in fieldwork, residential or in a family placement setting is an essential part of the role, so if you have this then we would love to hear from you.

The experience and qualities we are looking for are:

  • Degree in Social Work
  • Relevant qualification in the field, such as DipSW, CSS, CQS.
  • Registered with the Social Services Council, or other British equivalent
  • Proactive team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to work flexibly and independently
  • Good working knowledge of child protection procedures and legislation as applied to looked after children in Scotland
  • A good working knowledge and understanding of the issues facing parents and foster carers.
  • A full clean driving license and use of car (travel across Scotland will be required)

This is an extremely rewarding role, which can make a real and significant difference to the lives of children and young people.

If you would like to be considered then please hit apply, you can download the full job description here.

Respect, Compassion, Safety, Integrity.

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