Children's Fostering Supervising Social Worker
£43,421 & excellent benefits
14th Jul, 2024
Job description

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Directorate: Children and Young People’s Services 

Permanent, Part time, 18.5 hours per week, Job Share


Work pattern: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday/Thursday, Friday alternating


Now is the time to come and work for Rotherham Council Children and Young People’s Service. For more information about Rotherham Social Care jobs, please visit:





Come and join the team here in Rotherham! Why?


We have a strong, visible, accessible leadership team and a heartfelt pledge to deliver outstanding services to children and their families. 


We have an established Rotherham family approach that assists us in how we work with families and also how we care and support our workforce.


We pride ourselves on our strong learning culture and use this positively to develop staff and improve practice. 


We strongly believe in ‘growing our own’. Your development, and career goals are important to us.  We will support you to achieve your career ambitions. Whether this is supporting you to be a confident Social Worker, advance practitioner, practice consultant or move through to management, we’ve got you and your career journey!


You will be joining an authority rated as Good by Ofsted in 2018, and again in 2022.


We have a generous annual leave allowance, always pay at the top band of the payscale.


We have manageable caseloads and support Hybrid working arrangements.




  • You will have:
  • A relevant social work qualification to support registration with Social Work England
  • A passion for improving outcomes for children.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience of working within a Local Authority or private sector fostering team.
  • Enthusiasm and ambition to deliver high quality support and supervision to both prospective and approved foster carers.


Strong assessment and recording skills and be motivated to promoting an empathic understanding of the needs of looked after children across the service.


The necessary skills to deliver a range of tasks connected to the assessment, training, support and supervision of foster carers.


In-depth knowledge of legislation and a good understanding of the National Minimum Standards for Fostering (NMS 2011).  


If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please email:


Kelly Oxer

Debbie Wills


Shortlisting: 17 July 2024

Interviews: 25  July 2024

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