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Supervising Social Worker

  • Full time
  • £32,501
  • Family Placement Service, Glasgow
  • Closing 17th January 2022

  • Advertised from 17th December 2021


Care to join us? Then come reach your full potential at Quarriers.

Do you have a passion for people and care about helping others live fulfilling lives? We are looking for caring individuals who share Quarriers values.

Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation.

Quarriers Shared Lives Family Placement Service was established in 1985 to support individuals being discharged from the long stay hospitals, mainly in West Central Scotland, providing both residential and family placement.

The family placement element of the service has a well-established record of providing and maintaining very successful family placements for adults with disabilities and complex needs. Many have remained in their family placement for more than 20 years and have become integrated into the carers' wider family and their local community. The service continues to attract new placements and there are now a number of younger adults in placement. In 2016, the service expanded when it assimilated a similar service, doubling in size. The combined service continues to provide high-quality placements, with good care inspection reports. We currently have 24 adults living within 22 family placements.

Quarriers has also developed its established fostering service to provide lasting foster placements for children and young people with a learning or physical disability or complex needs, with the first child being placed in January 2014. We have developed a highly regarded service reputation with good care inspection reports. The service currently has 14 children living with ten foster families.

The services are registered separately with the Care Inspectorate; together they comprise Quarriers’ Family Placement Service. We have our office base in Glasgow. The services support carers across the central belt of Scotland to provide high quality and lasting family-based care to adults and children with a learning or physical disability and/or complex needs. As part of Quarriers, the Family Placement Service can access expertise and dedicated training from within the organisation’s wider resources.

We are seeking to recruit a Full Time Supervising Social Worker (35 hours), a suitably qualified worker, who has the enthusiasm, desire and personal qualities to support and develop the work of the service. The successful applicant will ideally have a knowledge of family placement and fostering and the panel process.

The Supervising Social Worker will carry a caseload and work closely with their carers, and their children and adults within their care. This gives the worker the opportunity to build professional relationships and assist in creating a network around the carer and their child and adult.

The existing team consists of 5 Supervising Social Workers, Quality Support Assistant, Panel Support Assistant, Service Manager and Project Manager. The team have a very diverse range of experiences and skills.

Full details of this role can be viewed on the attached Job Role Profile.

The successful candidate must have a full current drivers licence and access to own transport.

Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

For more information on these roles please contact Helen Stewart on 07812 228555.

Where applicable, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of start date.

At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. We are a SVQ accredited centre. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.

About Us

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s leading social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.

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