Senior/Supervising Social Worker

Posted 03/07/2024 by FCA Scotland

Remote job
Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire
£29,253 - £39,704/annum Pension, discount scheme


Role: Senior/Supervising Social Worker - Full Time & Fixed Term Until December 2024

Location: Head office - Cambuslang

Salary: £30,338 - £41,052 Per Annum Dependent Upon Experience

Benefits: £2,000 Car Allowance, 30 days' Annual Leave + Bank Holidays, Life Assurance, Employee Discount Scheme and on-site Free Parking. All Benefits Prorated)


We've been supporting children and young people since 2002 - Along with our sister organisation Foster Care Associates, we're one of the UK's largest and best respected fostering organisations, which means we're able to offer exceptional resources, support and expertise to help change the experiences and life chances of children and young people.

We have a dedicated focus on supporting foster children and foster carers in Scotland. Our primary aim is to give children and young people the opportunity to achieve their full potential and to live fulfilling lives in the community. Over the last 22 years, we have cared for over 2000 children and young people.

Our expertise and commitment to fostering has been recognised by The Care Inspectorate for Scotland, who rate our work as 'Very Good', reflecting the hard work and contribution of everyone here.


  • Support foster carers and their families to achieve outstanding outcomes for all children and young people in foster care.
  • Support and monitor the continued suitability and competence of Foster carers ensuring they provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and learning environment for children/young people.
  • Ensure that carers fully understand the fostering task, competencies to be achieved and the standards expected, including complaints and representation procedures as detailed in the FCAS' policies and procedures.
  • Provide and record regular supervision to allocated foster carers in line with FCAS' Operational Standards.
  • Work in partnership in a team parenting approach to help identify any needs within the foster family e.g. respite, activities, therapy, holidays, with all members of the child's network, including contributing to all relevant meetings and any other tasks defined.
  • Ensure each child and foster carer are fully compliant in respect of all key documentation.
  • Attend meetings and/or provide reports for Commissioning Teams to address individual packages of care.
  • Promote participation of children/young people in the development of the agency and in accessing resources and opportunities in their local community.
  • Participate in an 'out of hours' support service on a rota basis
  • Participate in day 'duty system' on a rota basis supporting referrals team


  • A Social Work qualification
  • Valid Social Work Registration or equivalent
  • Proven ability to produce a high standard of report writing
  • A comprehensive working knowledge of relevant legislation and child safeguarding procedures
  • The willingness and ability to travel extensively (including occasional nights away)
  • Confidence with transporting children and young people in sometimes stressful/difficult situations
  • Full driving licence

For more information about this post please contact Amanda Hartley, Fostering Service Manager on (phone number removed).

To be considered, please apply and we will be in touch.

No agencies please.

Foster Care Associates Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and has been awarded the disability confident employer by the jobcentre plus. The successful applicant will be subject to a PVG check at enhanced level if successful for the position.

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