Fostering Social Worker
North Yorkshire
Up to £40,221 per annum
20th Sep, 2023
Job description

Fostering Social Worker

Contract Type: Established

Interview Date: TBC

Venue for Interview: MS Teams

Full time (37 hours) - Permanent position

Base - Scarborough, Selby

Band JK £35,745 - £40,221

Do you want to join a strong performing fostering service, who are proud that they are able to support local vulnerable children to live with local foster carers? Do you want to see children remaining close to their families, in their community and school wherever possible?

We have dedicated teams providing the supervision and support to all approved foster carers across the county. We have local teams in Scarborough, Selby, Knaresborough and Northallerton. 

 Are you a qualified Social Worker or awaiting Registration with Social Work England? Do you have an understanding of fostering and the impact of childhood adverse trauma? You will need to be committed to seeking excellent outcomes for children through building productive working relationships with a wide range of services to support our fostering families.

This role will predominantly focus on the supervision and support of approved foster carers ranging from newly approved foster carers to those who care for the most complex children and young people in care. You will need to be a confident practitioner and able to develop our foster carers in meeting children’s needs. 

 Fostering North Yorkshire is a county service committed to developing excellent practice that is comprised of two large teams across North Yorkshire with dedicated roles, providing the supervision and support to our approved foster carers. Along with peers who are equally dedicated in the recruitment and assessment of North Yorkshire, foster carers.

 You will be joining a highly motivated team seeking to deliver high quality foster care in line with the National Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards for both family and friend foster carers and unrelated foster carers.  

As an employee of North Yorkshire County Council, you cannot only expect to be part of a highly acclaimed organisation, but also receive the following: 

  • Ongoing support from managers who will ensure you receive the relevant supervision and guidance throughout your role 

  • Numerous professional development and learning opportunities enabling you to both develop and progress your career 

  • Generous leave entitlement, allowing a healthy work/life balance

  • Relocation package available, dependent upon eligibility

  • Flexible working hours – We understand that everyone has different personal circumstances and priorities outside of work. We therefore try to accommodate these by offering flexible working hours to our employees

  • Manageable caseloads The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases and from home.

The post involves a degree of working outside normal office hours for home visits and group work. 

For an informal discussions contact: Please contact Portia Staveley (Fostering Team Manager) mobile 01609 797096,

Key documents:

Job Description.pdf

Total rewards | North Yorkshire Council

Key dates:

Closing date is 20th September 2023

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