Supervising Social Worker

To £38,570 + great benefits

A well regarded and child focused fostering provider are looking for a Supervising Social Worker to join their North West based team. This IFA has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.  There is an office base in Rosssendale.

Overview of role and responsibilities:
  • To provide support and supervision to foster carers
  • To work closely with any agencies and all staff to match children to families
  • To assess and provide training to foster carers as per the needs assessed in a reactive and proactive manner
  • To actively recruit and assess applicants offering to care for children on behalf of the Agency
  • To attend and produce reports for fostering panel meetings as necessary.
  • To carry out an annual review of Foster families
  • To support and attend a foster carer support group as needed.
  • To exercise an understanding of the customs, traditions, culture and religions when dealing with children and foster families.
  • To contribute to the development of the fostering service, to meet unmet needs and the demands faced by new legislation.
  • To act, if required, as a member of Foster Care panel
You will be / have:
  • A qualified social worker
  • Experience across children’s social work such as LAC
  • Ideally experience of working within the fostering sector – ideal not essential
  • A car owner / driver
  • Be prepared to travel across the region as required

Salary is to £38,570, experience dependent + 45ppm for associated travel.


Benefits include:


  • 28 days holiday in your first year + bank holidays
  • Long Service Day awarded after every 3 years
  • Birthday day off in addition to leave allowance
  • Good Health days
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Fostertalk membership
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Scheme
  • Optional Private healthcare scheme.


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