Fostering Social Worker, Guernsey

Location: Guernsey  |  Guernsey  |  Guernsey
Sector: Social Care
Consultant: Vincent Lagos
Job Reference: 33695
Salary: £40408 - £46880
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Supervising Social Worker, Fostering

Guernsey, Channel Islands

£40,408 – £46,880

Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands, covering an area of 30 square miles and with a population of 65,000. It has some of Britain’s finest and best-kept beaches, an especially mild and sunny climate, and the historic town of St. Peter Port which boasts the title of the prettiest harbour town in Europe. The Island’s rich and fascinating heritage is one of Guernsey’s outstanding features and is interwoven into modern day living, making it an interesting and exciting place to live. We are currently looking for a couple of Social Workers who are seeking a change of scenery to take up a brilliant role within the community with manageable caseloads and a healthy work-life balance.

About the role:

  • The principle role as a Supervising Social Worker is to recruit, assess, supervise, support, train and review foster carers to maximise the stability of placements and assess family and friends carers through to permanency to maximise the opportunity for children to be placed within their own network
  • This will involve working closely with young people’s social workers within the Department and other agencies to ensure excellent care plans for Looked After Children are in place, to maximise positive outcomes
  • You will also be given the chance to supervise Family Support Workers as part of this role, honing on your leadership skills and starting a journey into a potential management career

Requirements of a Supervising Social Worker:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Children’s legislation, Attachment Theory and other theoretical models of working in addition to significant experience of working with Looked After Children
  • Self-motivated and accustomed to working to deadlines, you will have good IT and communication skills, with experience of establishing and nurturing multi-agency relationships
  • This is essentially a mobile post and therefore you must hold a valid driving licence and have access to your own vehicle.

What to expect:

  • Generous Relocation assistance of up to £15,000
  • Interview and travel reimbursement
  • Housing Permit which is accessible to any member of family travelling with you
  • Market leading pay package
  • Generous Annual leave
  • A wide variety of training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working options
  • Commitment to Career Progression

This job is advertised by Vincent Lagos Colombel; if you are interested in this position please click and apply now.

Please feel free to contact Vincent on 07520 634 851 or at [email protected]