Reference: RA0005303
Description: About Us:

Warwickshire has a fantastic fostering and alternative carers support team with a childcare focus. We recruit foster carers, assess, train and supervise and support them. We also have an SGO and alternative carers support team. We are countywide and have links with Fostering Network to support us and our foster carers. We are fortunate to have psychologist practitioners who are based in our team.

They offer consultations to staff of Social Workers and Family Support Workers and Foster Carers. We offer the successful candidate regular supervision and career progression. We are a trauma informed service and use restorative practice, which you will be fully trained in. We are proud of our Fostering Team and if you join us, you will see why.

Now is an exciting time to be a part of our team, the service received a Good Ofsted rating at the beginning of 2022 and we’re building on this by expanding our workforce and investing in sustainable services to make a difference to the lives of children and families.
If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service. Find out more about Us and Our Offer to you

The post will offer you the opportunity to:

Provide a range of support to carers and young people to maintain the stability of placements. (this could include evening or occasional weekend working)
Be part of the duty rota
Be part of a team and contribute to team meeting
Attend Fostering Panel to present your report and support carers
Offer advice on our service to other professionals
Supervise and Support Foster Carers
Undertake annual reviews
Support as required with position of trust, allegations, end of placement and stability meetings
Work closely with Children’s Team and multi-agency partners
Ensure permanency for foster carers and children through SGO where appropriate

Find out why we are good Ofsted

The Role:

The role of the Supervising Social Worker is a key position that brings together the needs of children and young people who are looked after with the support element of foster carers. We expect you to work with Connected Persons Foster Carers as partners and guide them to their full potential within parameters of the Fostering National Minimum Standards 2011. We come from a restorative practice base and encourage and celebrate successes and support to find ways of making a difference when things just don’t go so well.
For this post we are looking to recruit a Fostering Supervising Social Worker for a permanent position of part time – 30 hours. In this role you would support Connected Persons Foster Carers with regular supervision, support at all professionals’ meetings and work alongside the Childrens Team. You would complete annual reviews and attend Warwickshire Fostering Panel when necessary. Other aspects of this role are to support foster carers at children’s reviews, placement stability meetings, standards of care meetings and allegations. You will also support Connected Persons Carers to attain an SGO when appropriate. We are offering this role so that we can meet the needs of increasingly growing fostering service. Importantly your work will be child focused, analytical, and based on safeguarding evidence.
We would welcome you into a stable and established team and offer training and high-quality supervision.

Applicants for the role will need a professional Social Work qualification and Social Work England Registration.

This is the difference you make.

Read more in our Agile Working leaflet

If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service.

For further details please see the Job Description and Person Specifications

Additional Information:

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For information about the role please contact: Lesley Thornton: lesleythornton@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing date: 28th September 2023
Interviews: 06th October 2023

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the ‘Apply’ button please contact the Recruitment Centre onhrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.ukincluding your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contacthrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.ukand we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce.Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. Seemore.

Region: Warwick
Location: Warwick
Salary: *GBP*34,723.00 – *GBP*37,261.00 to be pro rata as per part time hours per annum.

Package: Part time 30 hours, permanent
Contractual hours: 30
Basis: Part time

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