Fostering Social Worker

Posted 25 January 2023
Salary £34000 - £36050 per annum + Benefits
Job type Permanent
DisciplineSocial Work Fostering
Contact NameDavid Walsh

Job description

A Non-profit Independent Fostering agency are looking for a Fostering Social Worker to join their team. They're an Ofsted GOOD rated Fostering service and are constantly striving to improve.

Benefits for you as the Fostering Social Worker:

  • On call allowance
  • Basic annual leave of 29 days PLUS bank holidays - pro rata
  • Up to 5 more days leave for continuous service PLUS the option to buy another 5 days every year!
  • Gain professional qualifications with excellent training, and development opportunities.
  • Flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages.
  • Up to 7% employer pension contribution. Staff discount portal with your favourite brands.
  • Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 discounts from national retailers.

Your responsibilities as the Fostering Social Worker:

  • Providing professional supervision and developmental support, including advice and guidance to fostering families and working with other professionals where appropriate.
  • Supporting fostering families to look after children and young people who have experienced trauma, ensuring they have the skills and knowledge to enable them to undertake this complex task within a family home environment, undertaking fostering reviews, providing high quality, analytical reports and presenting to Panel where appropriate, ensuring that children are receiving the best service possible.
  • Being accountable for ensuring statutory compliance and meet regulatory body requirements regarding registration.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and self-development, for yourself as a reflective practitioner, and in support of our carer training.

Requirements of you as Fostering Social Worker:

  • A Social Work qualification.
  • Registration with Social Work England.
  • Preferable experience of assessing, supervising, and supporting foster carers.
  • Experience of managing crisis and breakdown in placements.
  • A strong commitment to work within our therapeutic framework to support the needs of the young person.

Location: Bristol

Salary scale: £34,000 to £36,050 d.o.e + Benefits

What do you get from working with me?

  • CV enhancement
  • Application form enhancement
  • Access to many jobs in the market
  • One central point of contact
  • Interview preparation assistance
  • Expert consultation
  • Questions answered
  • Offer negotiation

I am also offering a referral bonus of £250.00 to anyone who refers a social work professional to our agency that is successfully placed.

Please feel free to contact me anytime on 07425 728 375 or to discuss the above or other opportunities that you would like me to seek for you.