Supervising Social Worker


Location: Stirling

Salary: £33,000 to £37,000 p/a (pro rata)


Supervising Social Worker

Field Based/Office Base - Stirling

30 hrs p/w, Mon – Fri

Permanent

£33,000 to £37,000 p/a (pro rata)

 

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, 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 may be the 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 or relevant qualification in the field, such as DipSW, CQSW. (essential)
  • 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 and we will get back to you in due course to let you know the outcome.

Closing date 21st October 2019