This role has a starting salary of £39,355 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week.
We are excited to be hiring a new Supervising Social Worker, specialising in general Fostering, based in Reigate.
Rewards and Benefits
- 28 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years' service (plus bank holidays)
- Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
- An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
- Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
- Paternity, adoption and dependents leave
- A generous local government salary related pension
- Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
- 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
- Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources
About the Team
You will be part of a creative fostering service that works with the theories of trauma, attachment and loss, social pedagogy, and restorative practice to ensure the best outcomes for our children and young people.
About the Role
The primary focus of the role will be supervising Foster Carers, as well as completing assessments for temporary approval under Regulation 24 and carrying out general tasks within the wider fostering team.
Although the role is primarily based within the Fostering Team in Woodhatch Place, Reigate you will need to be prepared to travel countywide and in some instances country-wide, therefore you must have the willingness and ability to travel to meet the demands of this role.
This role will require you to be self-motivated and accustomed to working to deadlines. You will have good IT and communication skills, with experience of establishing and nurturing multi-agency relationships.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- Be a qualified Social Worker, registered with Social Work England
- Experience of working with children and young people and a comprehensive knowledge of legislation relating to looked after children
- Ability to work directly with the wider public, foster carers and young people and able to produce clear, evidence based and analytical assessments
- Flexibility to work evenings and occasional weekends, as the role includes attending recruitment events and home visits outside office hours
Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 13th March 2024 with interviews to follow. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.