Supervising Social Worker – Part Time – Cambridge

Expiring today

Location
Cambridge/Peterborough Region
Salary
Salary £28,766 - £33,843 per annum pro-rata depending on experience
Posted
20 Sep 2019
Closes
18 Oct 2019
Ref
12714
Contract Type
Permanent

Supervising Social Worker – Part Time – Cambridge

Salary £28,766 - £33,843 per annum pro-rata depending on experience

2 days a week (15 hours)

Location: Cambridge/Peterborough Region

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our team and a growing fostering service where you will be able to contribute to achieving positive results for young people.  

As a Supervising Social Worker, you will contribute to the growth and development of St Christopher’s fostering services by playing a key role in the recruitment, training and assessment of foster carers and by building positive relationships with referring authorities and other professionals.

Please note that this role will cover the Cambridge/Peterborough Region.

Applicants should have:

  • CQSW, DipSW, BA Social Work or equivalent professional qualification, and registration with the Health and Care Professions Care Council (HCPC).
  • Significant experience of working in fostering or adoption, including direct experience of carrying out Form F Assessments.
  • Knowledge of relevant child care legislation.
  • Ability to manage your caseload effectively and to plan and priorities work to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, motivation and team work skills.
  • Ability to travel independently to all areas required by job responsibilities.
  • Passion for building brighter futures for vulnerable young people and delivering the highest quality services possible.
  • Flexibility to travel across the Cambridge/Peterborough Region and Chelmsford where our office is based.

In return we offer:

  • Salary £28,766 - £33,843 per annum, pro-rata depending on experience.
  • Flexible working arrangements such as working from home once a week.
  • Annual salary review based on performance.
  • A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
  • Industry leading training programme including children’s right and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health and Social Pedagogy.
  • 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays.
  • 5% employer contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
  • BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme.
  • Discount shopping scheme.
  • Discretionary Funding Training Programs.
  • Employee Awards based on performance and length of service.

Recruitment Process:

At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an online application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.

Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.

Your application must include a supporting statement addressing the criteria given in the Person Specification.

For the full Job Description and Person Specification, please visit our website.

Closing Date: 6th October 2019

Please bear in mind that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

St Christopher’s is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community as well as applications from candidates with care experience or experience of being a care leaver.