Are you looking for a Supervising Social Worker role with a difference? Are you ready for low caseloads, great benefits, and plenty of opportunities? How about continual training and progression? We are looking for a candidate who is able to cover a maternity leave period from May/June 2023 to around September 2024 , within our North East Region, based at our Bishop Auckland office. This is a maternity cover role.
THE CHILDREN’S FAMILY TRUST (THE CFT)
Is a well-established Registered Charity and an Independent Fostering Agency providing a wide range of foster placements. We firmly believe our Foster Carers are our most valuable resource deserving the highest levels of support and remuneration we can offer. We work in partnership with Local Authority Social Workers and are committed to keeping our children safe and secure in stable and loving families.
You know how much hard work and dedication it takes to make a difference to the lives of children and young people. With low caseloads, you’ll have the time and resources to truly support our Foster Carers.
You’ll promote the safe care and development of our foster children so that they can achieve their full potential. You’ll get involved in the recruitment, assessment, and training of prospective Foster Carers, as well as pursuing suitable placements.
You’ll help a diverse range of people - reflective of the communities we work in, and will play a key part in a friendly, supportive charity where you’ll be rewarded for your hard work and results.
The role will include undertaking specific tasks in relation to supporting foster carers and the children placed with them and includes:
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
What do you need to be successful?
You will be able to demonstrate a professional approach and be able to deal with difficult, challenging and stressful situations on occasion. You will need to be approachable whilst also having an understanding of the confidential aspect of the role. A full driving licence with business cover and fully comprehensive insurance is essential and you must be confident in transporting children and young people in sometimes stressful and difficult situations. You will be required to have an enhanced DBS, which The Children’s Family Trust will cover the payment of.
WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN
We are a progressive organisation who promote a friendly and supportive working environment, where you will be rewarded for your hard work and results. As well as a competitive annual salary we also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:
up to £38,041 per annum, plus car allowance (£4,800PA), out of Hours Payment (£1,200PA) – The Children’s Family Trust are also trialling a 4 day working week whereby you will be paid for 5 days.