Supervising Social Worker - Short Break Care

Location Guernsey
Job type Permanent
Salary £53,965 per year
Contact Jenifer Watts
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Reference 164788

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency is currently looking for a dedicated and experienced Supervising Social Worker to work based in St Martins, Guernsey, within the Short Break Care Team.

The salary for this permanent Supervising Social Worker role is £53,965 per annum.

Main Duties:

  • Operate as a Supervising Social Worker in the provision of an effective Family Placement Service undertaking the recruitment, assessment, review, training, and ongoing supervision and support to a range of foster carers, short break carers for children with disabilities, kinship carers and prospective adopters.
  • Carry out high quality assessments of applicants to each service area using the relevant assessment framework within agreed timescales.
  • Carry out annual reviews of a range of providers for whom they hold allocated responsibility using the relevant review framework within agreed timescales. To present assessments, reviews and other reports to the relevant Panel as required.
  • Prepare reports for the Court regarding adoption applications, other Court reports and reports for the Child Youth and Community Tribunal as requested and to attend Court and Tribunal as and when required.
  • Ensure that providers meet the required standards which underpin high quality care of children and young people, placement stability and good outcomes for children and young people through regular supervisory visits as per required standards and to provide high quality support and supervision to providers as required.
  • Maintain a sound theoretical knowledge and skill base regarding fostering and adoption together with knowledge and understanding of the needs of Looked After Children including children who have experienced trauma and knowledge and understanding of the needs of children with a range of disabilities and additional needs.
  • Attend and, where appropriate, chair a range of meetings pertinent to each service as identified by the Senior Social Worker or Team Manager.
  • Participate in the permanency planning process, family finding and matching process, liaising with colleagues, foster carers, short break carers, prospective adopters and professionals within other agencies.
  • Work co-operatively with carers, prospective adopters, birth family members, colleagues and other agencies ensuring the child is central to any process; • Ensure that States of Guernsey Health and Social Care policies, procedures and legislation are adhered to and best practice guidance is followed.

Requirements of the Supervising Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work.
  • Current Social Work England registration.
  • Recent post-qualifying experience within frontline social work.
  • Full driving licence and access to personal vehicle.
  • Able to participate in the out of hours Emergency Duty Social Work rota and on a Family Placement Service Duty rota as required. There is an expectation that some evening work is required as part of the responsibilities of this post.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of foster carers, short break carers for children with disabilities and adoptive parents and experience in the specialism of Family Placement work.
  • Have or to develop knowledge and understanding of the roles, responsibilities and support needs of short break carers for children with disabilities and the needs of children placed with them.
  • Sound theoretical knowledge base pertaining to the field of Family Placement and good knowledge of childcare practice particularly in relation to Looked After Children and children with disabilities and additional needs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, local and UK best practice guidance and regulations, National Minimum Standards and policies and procedures pertinent to fostering, adoption and short break care.

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

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