Supervising Social Worker - Fostering Team

Location Bromley
Job type Permanent
Salary £32k - 34k per year
Reference 165799

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a permanent role for a Supervising Social Worker to work 37.5 hours per week based in Bromley, within the Fostering Team.

The salary for this permanent Supervising Social Worker job is £32,000 - £34,000 per annum.


  • Manage a caseload of 10-14 foster carers, provide a high quality service and support to service users, proactively manage the referrals and placements and partake in the recruitment of new carers
  • Monthly supervising social worker visits to the Foster Carer, ensuring that the supervision is recorded, and reports are completed within 5 working days with copies sent to the child’s social worker and Foster Carer as applicable
  • Weekly telephone support to Foster Carers, with recording completed within 24 hours and noting all matters on files
  • Regular telephone updates and communication with the relevant external professionals, recording and noting all matters on files
  • Support the Out of Hours service by partaking in the rota for covering this service
  • Partake in the duty-day rota at the office to ensure that carers and external professionals receive a good quality service
  • Cover referrals and ensure that placements are made in a timely and professional manner
  • Work with colleagues on the appropriate placement and/or movement of children with Foster Carers
  • Work with colleagues on the placement arrangements for young people moving on, as agreed with the Local Authority social worker or in line with the care plan
  • Complete professional assessment reports (BAAF Form F1) on applicants applying for approval as Foster Carers with the agency
  • Take part in foster care recruitment and marketing activity
  • Complete annual review assessment reports on Foster Carers
  • Attend the organisation’s fostering panel, ensuring that all assessments and reviews have been appropriately completed
  • Deliver training and facilitate monthly Support Group Meeting’s to and with Foster Carers
  • Prepare and support carers and children when attending court
  • Attend and record court case conferences, planning meetings and reviews as the professional representative of the agency
  • Ensure statutory and legal requirements are met
  • Full compliance with organisational policies and procedures
  • Ensure management is proactively updated on all matters relating to practice, compliance and outcomes
  • Participate in regular supervision sessions and annual appraisals
  • Ensure an efficient, effective and proactive approach to service provision
  • Manage the mentoring and therapeutic service for the young person and ensure that the service runs smoothly and efficiently
  • Positively promote the agency in all contacts, both internally and externally
  • Update the database to reflect all current practice matters on the foster carers and young persons
  • Supervisory social work visits are completed within the monthly time-frame, and is of a professional standard
  • Referrals are completed in a professional manner, with prompt responses to external enquiries and confident negotiation of the placement requirements and fees
  • Annual Review Reports to be completed to a high standard and within the set time-scales

Requirements of the Supervising Social Worker:

  • DipSW or equivalent
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children’s Services
  • Positive attitude and participation in meetings, both internally and externally of the agency
  • Social work experience in a fostering environment
  • Ability to understand and respond to clients and customers needs
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with clients and customers
  • Able to keep up to date with Legislation and current child care best practice
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications/e-mail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of personal goals
  • Common sense, sensitivity and empathy with people from different backgrounds
  • Awareness of customer care, especially in relation to diverse populations
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Able to work as part of team
  • Able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Able to maintain professional boundaries and balance within all relationships
  • Computer literate
  • Friendly and approachable, calm/confident
  • Good presentation of self, enthusiastic, flexible, committed
  • Non-judgemental and ethical approach to case management
  • Team player
  • Receptive to feedback and the willingness to learn and develop
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to travel


This Supervising Social Worker job is advertised by Stefan Garrett; 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.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.