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About The Role

Compass Fostering are looking for a knowledgeable Supervising Social Worker to join our team on a 12-month fixed term contract. You will cover a caseload of 13 families across Gloucestershire. You’ll share our commitment to delivering high quality services for children and young people and support our foster parents to do this too.

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled Social Worker to influence and effect change within our dynamic organisation. We want you to be an active participant, looking to contribute to positive change within the organisation whilst developing your career.

Compass make sure to develop and tailor packages of care to each of our young people, giving you professional pride knowing that you’re making a positive difference every day.

Whether you’re an established SSW or looking for something new, our teams at Compass encourage and champion your drive to succeed.

The benefits of joining Compass Fostering

  • Career Development – We offer many career paths, recognising hard work & supporting you into senior roles.
  • Low Caseloads – You will typically be responsible for up to 13 fostering families.
  • Competitive Salary – using structured pay grades based on your training and experience.
  • Travel Package – 45 pence per mile with an additional Car allowance of £100 per month for the upkeep of your vehicle 
  • Wellbeing – Access to therapeutic wellbeing sessions with our Therapeutic Services team.
  • Bonuses – receive £200 service award on your two-year anniversary, plus up to £500 special recognition service for outstanding practice.
  • Awards – The chance to win up to £150 in vouchers every month from our REACH Awards.
  • MediCash - Cashback for various medical appointments & treatments with MediCash.
  • Life Assurance Scheme – 3 x annual salary after successful completion of your probation review.
  • Increased Holiday – 27 days increasing gradually to 30 days after 4 years’ service.

It is essential that you

  • Have an approach that is reflective and creative when working with our foster carers and young people to inspire them to reach their full potential.
  • Can manage your own caseload of typically 13 fostering families, giving support and guidance when necessary and help them to develop their skills.
  • Are committed to provide wrap around support to our foster carers by participating in an out of hours on call service.
  • Are passionate and want to actively contribute to the growth and development of the Fostering service.
  • Have a relevant professional qualification in Social Work.
  • Are Social Work England (SWE) registered.
  • Have worked in a fostering related social work role and /or child social care, such as a looked after children’s team.
  • Have experience and can demonstrate evidence of identifying the needs of young people.
  • Have a good knowledge of fostering regulations, childcare law and safeguarding issues.
  • Can make objective professional assessments of children and young people.
  • Have access to a car and a valid driving licence.

Our recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be offered a role subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Compass is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  As we continue to grow, we know that we must have the most talented employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support our children and young people.

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