Senior Practitioner / Supervising Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/11/2023 23:59
Up to £44,500
Job Category:
Social Work - Children Service
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Closing date:
22 Nov
Further Information
Are you passionate about supporting foster carers and making a positive difference to young people?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Senior Practitioner who will supervise and mentor 2 social work colleagues and case manage some fostering households.

The post holder needs to be creative and systemic in practice. Working collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure carers and staff are fully supported and that young people in our care reach their full potential.

The post is based in Durham however we work with foster carers around the North East. You will therefore be required to travel for the role to support carers and young people.

We are looking for a committed qualified Social Worker registered with SWE with sound knowledge of fostering legislation and practice.

Description of the role:

• To provide structured and regular supervision to carers and staff.

• To provide and contribute to support packages for carers and young people.

• To meet the demand of providing a quality service the post holder will contribute to effective recruitment, training, support and supervision of carers, their families and young people, likewise for staff.

• To work systemically in close partnership with colleagues, Local Authorities and any other agencies connected with the foster home.

The post holder will form part of a 24 hour duty/ “on-call” system for carers.

Please contact us on 0191 378 4444 to request a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification and arrange to an informal visit!

Salary: Up to £44,500


• Free parking
• On-site parking
• Sick pay

How to apply:

To apply for this role please email your CV and a Covering Letter to info@orchardcare.org.uk or via post to:

Orchard Care (North East) Ltd 12 City West Business Park St Johns Road Meadowfield Durham DH7 8ER

Please visit our website to learn more about us:

www.orchardcare.org.uk and feel free to contact us direct with any questions you may have.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.