Location: Home based with travel in the North West
Salary: £35,360 - £47,320 Full Time Equivalent plus £312 per annum Office at Home Allowance
Contract type: Permanent, Full Time
Closing Date: 18 June 2023
Interview Date: 22 June 2023
Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.
Barnardo's North West Fostering Service is part of a leading national independent fostering agency, providing fostering and short break services.
At Barnardo's, our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need.
Barnardo's North West Fostering Service aims to achieve high quality, stable placements for children and young people by ensuring that foster carers are appropriately recruited, assessed, trained and well supported within the required regulations and national minimum standards.
We are looking to recruit a Supervising Social Worker with the necessary drive, enthusiasm, ambition and commitment to complement our already well-established team. The successful candidate will need to share and promote our ethos and values and demonstrate a passion to promoting good outcomes for our children and high quality support to our foster carers.
As a Supervising Social Worker you will support the recruitment, assessment, supervision and training of foster carers in order to provide high quality and effective fostering placements that children thrive within.
Barnardo's North West Fostering Service provides a variety of fostering provision including, short term emergency placements, Remand and Bail Placements, Short Breaks for disabled children, Short and Long-term/permanency, Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children & Staying Put Arrangements.
This is home based position with the requirement to travel throughout the North West area. The office base for the Service is in Speke, Liverpool. The successful candidate will be required to participate on the rota for the 24 hour helpline for foster carers.
A Social Work Degree, Dip S/W, CQSW or equivalent is required for this post as well as registration with Social Work England.
Pay & Reward Framework
We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.
For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.
Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.
Workplace Offer: What it means for you
The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Full details and application documents here
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