About the organisation
This opportunity is with an Independent Fostering Agency with a successful track record of providing high quality foster families to all of their children. As a result, they are one of the most respected agencies in the sector and have an excellent reputation with OFSTED. The IFA works across North and East London.
About the role
We are looking for a Fixed Term Contract (up to 12 months) for maternity cover for a Supervising Social Worker in our East London, Wanstead office (homebased during COVID-19) to work 4 days per week, 28 hours from 9am to 5pm (days can be discussed), with a one hour unpaid lunch break daily. For the right candidate, we may consider 3 days per week. To ensure a thorough handover, we would like the contract to commence beginning of August. The caseload will be 8 families if they are working 4 days per week which cover the corridor from Braintree to Enfield.
During the current climate, homeworking is likely to continue after COVID-19 but you will be expected to make regular visits to the office.
The role’s details are as follows:
- Experienced (minimum 3 years) Supervising Social Worker with strong experience in fostering and/or Children and Families field work.
- Confident and able to work independently when required
- Contract is subject to checks, references and successful completion of probationary period.
- It is essential that candidates drive and have their own car and a full driving licence as the role will involve regular driving as required to fulfil social work duties.
We need the selected candidates to be able to quickly and effectively understand the needs of their Foster Carers and provide support and supervision.
What to do now
If you are interested in applying and meet the above criteria, we would be very keen to hear from you. Please apply now and we will be in touch with further information. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Zhang on 0207 632 5765.