Supervising Social Worker

Location Newham
Job type Permanent
Salary £30k - 36k per year
Contact Lucy Pearson
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Reference HQ00119294

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a locum role for a Supervising Social Worker to work full-time based in Stratford.

The salary for this permanent Supervising Social Worker job is £30,000 -£36,000 per annum.


  • First responsibility will be to the child in placement, even though s/he will not have case management responsibility for the child

  • Act as the named Social Worker, supervising, supporting and developing designated foster carers

  • Recruit, assess and prepare potential foster carers

  • Participate in training of staff, foster carers and potential foster carers

  • Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with regulation and agency requirements and contribute to the evaluation and continual improvement of the organisation

  • Supervision of Foster Carers

  • Prepare an Annual Review Report on each carer for presentation to the Panel

  • Provide an effective connection between the carer and staff employed by GLF

  • Participate in GLF social and support events, promoting effective relationships between carers, their support networks and staff

  • Respond to enquiries about fostering and undertake home visits to provide information and initial assessment

  • Prepare applicants for fostering through learning and development, both in groups and individually

  • Undertake competency-based assessments of potential foster carers in accordance with legislation and relevant regulation and prepare a report on their suitability as foster carers, using the BAAF form F format

  • Complete and exchange with the child's social worker all reports of relevance to the placement within the agreed time limits

  • Complete weekly record of work undertaken in order to enable the operational manager to determine, prioritise and monitor workload and assign tasks to appropriate staff

  • Attend regular supervision and annual appraisal meetings with the line-manager and participate in appropriate training and professional development

  • Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with GLF's philosophy, equal opportunities statement, quality assurance procedures, complaints procedures, child protection procedures, financial procedures and employment policies

Requirements of the Supervising Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work

  • Current Social Work England registration

  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children’s Services


This Supervising Social Worker job is advertised by Lucy Pearson; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.