Wednesday 21 April 2021
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Supervising Social Worker

Health and Social Care Enquire


Hours:Full Time

Full Description

Service Area

Children and Family Community Services


Grade: - EGIII £42,206 - £44,969 or EGIV £46,350 - £48,965 per annum




The States of Guernsey are looking for a Supervising Social Worker to join their team at Children and Family Community Services.

The role will entail operating as a Supervising Social Worker in the provision of an effective Family Placement Service undertaking the recruitment, assessment, review, training, supervision and support of a range of carers providing placements for Looked after Children and children with disability including foster carers, specialist foster carers, short break carers for children with disability, kinship carers and prospective adopters. The Service holds key responsibility for the Permanency Planning process for children and young people and adoption applications to the Court. The Family Placement Service is currently developing Parent and Child placements and a Supported Lodgings Scheme as additional service responsibilities.

The Supervising Social Worker will report to the Team Manager or Deputy Manager, Family Placement Service.

Please click on the link below to view a full job description for this role.

Job Description


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Contact: Karen Reade, Team Manager - Family Placement Service on (01481) 747057 or email:  


We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this role.


Closing Date: 22 April 2021


Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role.  This should be in addition to any CV supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met.  The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.


Note - Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal references may be taken up prior to interview.


Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks which will be completed following an offer of employment:


  • Satisfactory references which must include one from the candidate's current line manager
  • Occupational Health Clearance
  • Satisfactory, Enhanced, Disclosure and Barring Service Check with Barred Listing Check.  Convictions likely to be considered relevant to this post include crimes involving, but not limited to, theft violence, dishonesty, fraud, vulnerable individuals and children
  • Confirmation of required qualifications / registrations
  • Possession of a valid Employment Permit


Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently he/she may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and they have demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.


Please note that the States of Guernsey is undergoing a significant period of change and transformation.  The officer must acknowledge and accept that the nature and type of duties within the role are likely to evolve and change over time in the course of that transformation.  In such circumstances and accordance with the relevant terms and conditions of employment the employer may require the transfer, and/or redeployment, of an officer to other suitable roles within the States.


All employees are expected to uphold the purpose, vision and values of Service Guernsey: one organisation, one purpose, one focus and, in particular, to exhibit behaviours that reflect the core values of teamwork, accountability, customer service and empowerment.




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