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Supervising Social Worker - Team Around the Child

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:Grades 9 to 11: £25,932 to £36,231 + market premiu 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:County Hall, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RF 


Closing date:10 August 2022 at midnight 

The post is 12 month maternity cover 
To deliver high quality services and contribute to the development of the fostering service for vulnerable children in care and their foster families including:
  • The delivery of a high quality support and supervision of foster carers
  • The completing of carers’ annual reviews and assessments as directed by Agency Decision Maker’s recommendations
  • The formulation of risk assessments, support and safety plans within the context of ensuring safety within the placement and maintaining stability of the placement.
  • Completeing referrals, as appropriate to LADO, Fostering Network and other services to provide advice, support and strategies to foster carers.
  • The offer of advice regarding therapeutic parenting, with reference to PACE model
  • The delivery of fostering practice in accordance with legal requirements and departmental policies and procedures
  • Social Work degree or equivalent, e.g. CQSW, DipSW (with specialism in children’s services).
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Post-qualification experience of working with children and families.
  • Experience of statutory child care social work, including safeguarding, child protection and care proceedings
  • Continuing professional development, including self-development
  • Child care legislation and LSCB procedures, particularly in relation to child protection
  • Of the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families
  • Awareness of the cultural, racial, linguistic and religious background of children, young people and families
  • Able to apply principles of equal opportunities in practice
  • Ability to communicate clearly (demonstrating the use of communication/engagement tools) with children, young people, parents/carers, colleagues and other professionals
  • Ability to undertake assessment to a high standard
  • Ability to analyse information to reach sound decision (demonstrating the use of risk management tools in analysis and decision making)
  • The ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of people, including representatives from other agencies, using skills of negotiation and persuasion
  • The ability to prioritise effectively across a wide range of competing demands to meet deadlines.
  • Time management skills and the ability to respond flexibly to changing requirements
  • The ability to use information technology applications e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Word and database applications as relevant to the department
  • Generates new and innovative solutions to both straightforward and complex problems
  • Develops and drives a culture of continuous improvement
  • Works collaboratively with partners to influence the achievement of successful outcomes for the people of Leicestershire
  • Delivers a sustainable high service through understanding and keep to departmental and service priorities
  • An understanding of, and commitment to Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations
  • Ability to travel to service points within Leicestershire County Council in a cost efficient way
  • Possession of a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Able to work outside normal office hours e.g. evenings on occasion if required
  • Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Rachael Young , Tel: 0116 305 4482 Email: and Heather Hughes, Tel: 0116 305 9655, Email:
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce. We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families.

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