Supervising Social Workers & Family Finding Social Workers

Organisation: 
London Borough of Sutton
Salary: 
£31,683 - £38,760 Grade 8 (£40,620 unconsolidated maximum through performance related progression)
Hours per week: 
36
Location: 
Sutton, Surrey
Job reference: 
LBS2903

About Sutton:

The London Borough of Sutton is a community driven organisation, where it asks all residents to take part and take pride. With this community based approach we can commit to creating good quality life and inclusiveness for all residents.

About the Job:

Supervising Social Workers & Family Finding Social Workers needed for Adoption and Fostering Services

The Fostering Team provides placements for children who cannot live with their birth families. The core tasks are to recruit, assess and approve foster carers and to supervise and support them to enable carers to provide high quality care for our children.

The Adoption and Permanence Team is responsible for the recruitment, training and assessment of prospective adopters, family finding for Sutton children who have a plan for adoption and for the assessment and provision of adoption support needs and services for those affected by adoption. The Team also assesses and provides support for Special Guardians. Following a recent Ofsted inspection, the adoption judgement has been classed as Good. If you are interested in joining an authority on its journey to excellence we want to hear from you.

It is an excellent opening for those with a genuine interest in developing their skills and knowledge of family placement work. As a Supervising Social Worker you will be responsible for the supervision, management and retention of foster carers. This includes promoting the professional service for foster carers with the aim of achieving improved outcomes for CLA in line with the National Minimum Standards & Guidance.  

About You:

We are seeking to recruit a social worker to experience working in our rewarding Children’s Services. We are looking for experienced candidate who will need to be tenacious and highly a regarded worker, these roles are a priority to our company value and integral for taking this view forward.

What we can offer to you?

You will receive a competitive salary, £1000 Welcome Bonus payment, £1000 Retention Payment and a leave entitlement of up to 32 days. (Please note some bonuses are only suitable for those appointed on point 38 and above).

Name: 
Jack Richards
Email: 
jack.richards@sutton.gov.uk
Telephone Number: 
020 8770 4372