Therapeutic Supervising Social Worker

Do you have what it takes to be a Therapeutic Supervising Social Worker
with Family Fostering Ltd ?


Here’s what we’re looking for:

Person specification:

We would want you to have an empathic understanding of the nature of the foster carer task, an ability to communicate effectively with carers, young people, social work colleagues within the agency and local authority.

You must also have proven skills of communication with traumatised children and young people in the care system, have a good knowledge of attachment issues and the impact of trauma upon their development and interpersonal skills. We would also want you to work as an effective team player; understand the systems and legislation operating within the fostering team, have proven organisational skills and the ability to put people from all service sections at their ease.

And….a friendly, happy and positive personality.

Your Responsibilities:

• To Support and supervise foster carers.
• Promote training & development.
• To work closely with the team around the child to ensure the best outcomes.
• To work flexibly around the needs of the service.


• A recognised social worker qualification (Degree; MA; BA; Dip S/W; ).
• Experience of working with children and families.
• Must hold a full UK driving license, have use of a vehicle and be confident in travelling.
• Must be registered with Social Work England
• Demonstrates a working knowledge of, and an understanding of relevant legislation and minimum standards relation to fostering.
• Ability to use ICT effectively to fulfil job responsibilities.
• The energy and enthusiasm to excel within our agency.

What we offer: 

• We are a lovely and energetic team with a family ethos.
• A manageable and supportive small caseload
• 9 day working fortnight
• Additional On Call Allowance paid (approximately 6 weeks per year)
• 33 days annual leave
• Mileage paid at 45p per mile
• Generous Contributory Pension Scheme
• Birthdays off.
• Clinical supervision from our psychotherapist as well as monthly management supervision offered
• Open door policy with all management and directors.
• Enjoy regular team days, away days and nights out.
• Exciting future ahead for our growing agency.
• Membership to NATP
• Excellent Training in Therapeutic Parenting

Applications will be shortlisted on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to interview and appoint before this closing date. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Location: Ramsgate, Kent

Job Types:  Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £35-39,000 per annum + mileage payments and On Call allowance

Company pension, Free on-site parking.

Monday to Friday.

Ramsgate. Ability to reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required).


If you consider you have the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and motivation to undertake this important role we look forward to you sending your completed application form to


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