Current Vacancies

Listed 14th July 2021

Supervising Social Worker

An exciting opportunity to join our small but busy team, Little Acorns are currently seeking a Supervising Social Worker to fill a permanent full-time vacancy. You will support the agency in ensuring all government legislation, Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards are complied with. Our Supervising Social Workers have a caseload of no more than 6 fostering families (plus one Assessment) to enable the level of support that we pride ourselves on. This is an office-based role offering some flexibility for home working when appropriate.

Job Specification

  • Visit and assess potential Foster Carers, completing comprehensive Form F’s and presenting them to an independent Panel.
  • Provide support, supervision and training to Foster Carers to provide a safe and appropriate environment for young people in their care
  • Enabling and challenging the safe practice of Foster Carers and ensuring continued suitability and competence
  • Participate in Annual Reviews of Foster Carers
  • Maintain accurate recording in all aspects of the fostering task and ensuring Foster Carers are recording appropriately
  • Completing and reviewing comprehensive Risk Assessments
  • Working with Foster Carers to ensure CIC Care Plans are continually monitored and worked towards
  • Ensuring Family Safer Care Plans are current and comprehensive
  • Undertaking bi-annual unannounced visits
  • Participate in the Out-of-Hours Duty Line
  • Assist with facilitating Activities, Support Groups and Training
  • Develop links between the community and the agency to enable young people to participate fully in the life of their local community
  • Promote positive relationships between Little Acorns Service Users and all professional personnel and supporting agencies
  • Act at all times in accordance with all Regulations and Guidelines as laid down by all relevant Government legislation.

Requirements

  • At least 2 years or more post-qualifying experience in Fostering with an IFA
  • A passion for providing the best outcomes for Children in Care
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with a wide range of professionals
  • Desire to contribute to the further development of the agency
  • A commitment to your own personal and professional development
  • Transferable social work skills and a flexible approach
  • Car owner and driver

Apply now

If you have the skills, attitude, and experience to be successful in this role, we want to hear from you. Please submit an up-to-date CV to [email protected]

Little Acorns is an equal opportunities employer.