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Supervising Social Worker

Job Title: Supervising Social Worker

Location: Belfast Office

Contract: Permanent / Full time

Salary Range: £32,000 - £36000 & Car Allowance £3000.

We are looking for a Supervising Social Worker to join us here at Kindercare, Northern Ireland. This post is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in supporting the Service Manager in delivering a high quality service for children and young people, and foster carers. Kindercare NI is a small independent fostering agency covering the whole of Northern Ireland. We are designed to meet a wide range of children's needs including complex behavioural issues and provide our carers with the support and training required to deal with these.

We are committed to children and young people who have experienced abuse, disruption and trauma in their lives. We also aim to provide the best service to our carers through support and training and to value the enormous contribution they make to the lives of children who cannot live with their own family.

Joining Kindercare NI professional team and working from our office based in Belfast, you will be responsible for supporting and supervising an enthusiastic group of foster carers.

Supervising Social Workers are responsible for managing foster resources in an allocated area, recruiting, assessing, supervising, training and supporting foster carers and their placement's, ensuring that we provide quality and professional services.

We are looking for an experienced social worker who can demonstrate recent experience in fostering and who share our ongoing commitment in providing excellence in the quality placements we provide for the children and young people in our care.

You will need to be a qualified Social Worker and hold NISCC registration and possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and their impact on fostering services.

You will be a strong communicator, both written and verbal, have good IT skills and be flexible and able to travel throughout the area.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

Closing Date for Applications: 5th April 2020

(Access NI check, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS England)/ Disclosure Scotland (PVG) Check.This post is considered a ‘Regulated Activity’ as outlined in Schedule 2 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Order 2007.  An enhanced Access NI Application will be required if your application is successful.  This will include a barred list check. A policy statement for Kindercare’s use of Access NI is available on request.  Full details of Access NI’s Code of Practice is also available at www.accessni.gov.uk. Our Ex-offenders Policy is available on request as are our policies on secure handling, use, storage and retention of disclosure information )

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Permanent - Full Time


Salary Range - £32000 - £36000 & Car Allowance £3000

Supervising Social Worker

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