Supervising Social Worker (Maternity Cover)

The Role:

We are looking to recruit a fully qualified Social Worker (DipSW, Degree or Msc in Social Work) to join our Family Based Care Team to offer quality support, guidance and supervision to our carers.

As a Supervising Social Worker, you will be part of a supportive team providing high quality individualised support to our carers. We keep caseloads lower to give you more time to spend supporting your carers to help deliver the best possible outcomes for our young people. You also have direct access to our support workers who can work directly with young people on specific issues.

You will have a key role in matching vulnerable young people with our carers to ensure they find a safe and nurturing home to help them fulfil their potential.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of childcare and protection practice, legislation and care standards and be committed to multi-agency working to bring about positive outcomes for children and young people.

You must be able to communicate effectively involving carers and young people in decision-making processes ensuring that the needs of the young person at are at the centre of all decisions.

You will have the ability to undertake comprehensive assessments within set timescales.

You must be committed to continuous learning and development and be willing to engage in our culture of Growth Mindset.

You must be / or be able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within a specified timeframe.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

Key information:

Salary: up to £38,195* (including additional weekly allowance for out-of-hours telephone support based on 13 weeks per annum.)
*Placing dependent on skills & experience and pay award pending.

Hours: Up to 35 hours per week (part time hours will be considered)

Contract type: Maternity Cover to end of February 2025 (with possibility of extension)

Location: Dundee (hybrid working arrangements in place)

Further information: Job Description & Person Specification – Supervising Social Worker

How to apply:

Please complete and return our Application Form to

As an employer who follows Safer Recruitment processes, we require an application form to be completed and cannot accept CV only.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sara Lovelock, Head of Operations on 01382 561279.

CLOSING DATE: 31/03/2024

Carolina House Trust does not accept applications from recruitment agencies.

It is Carolina House Trust recruitment policy to reply to applications via email, therefore when applying, can you please provide your email address.

Carolina House Trust aims to ensure that every applicant to, or employee of, is assessed for employment, promotion and development solely on the basis of personal merit and qualifications, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Carolina House Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

What we offer

You will be part of our Community and will benefit from:

Hybrid model of working which offers a flexible mix of home and office based working to accommodate an individual’s personal circumstances.

Flexible working available.

Access to company laptop and mobile phone.

32 days annual leave plus 4 public holidays per annum, with additional 5 days’ annual leave when you reach 5 years’ service (pro rata for part time and fixed term).

Direct contribution pension scheme with employer pension contributions.

Death in Service benefit.

Use of pool cars for work related travel.

Regular in-house and external learning and development sessions.

Access to our 24 hour / 365 day Employee Assistance Programme.

Enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental leave.

Emergency time off for dependents.

Reward and recognition scheme, including length of service awards.

Access to funded staff social committee and CHT community events.

About us:

Carolina House Trust is an independent charity offering family-based care to vulnerable children and young people. Our mission is to make homes to nurture children and young people’s potential.

Our foster carers offer safe and caring family homes to children and young people who can no longer live with their own family. We also offer host families for separated (unaccompanied asylum-seeking) young people looking to settle into a new life in Dundee.