Application deadline 16th January 2020
Job reference SS2035
Job location North Yorkshire
Hours per-week 18.5
Salary £29,636 - £34,788 per annum pro rata

An exciting opportunity has become available following the recent retirement of a member of our strong performing fostering service. The service continues to embed its core values of providing and supporting local children in local placements.

We have dedicated teams providing the supervision and support to all approved foster carers across the South East part of the county. You would be joining an existing team of 10 Fostering Social Workers, who are responsible for North Yorkshire foster carers.

Applications are invited from qualified Social Workers, ideally experienced in fostering and an understanding of the impact of childhood adverse trauma. You will need to be committed to developing excellent outcomes for children through creating productive working relationships with a wide range of services to support our fostering families.

The post of Fostering Social Worker involves a range of professional skills; however, 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.

Applicants would benefit from an understanding of the whole fostering process, but specifically the requirements to support and supervise foster carers. In addition, you should be familiar with the statutory responsibilities throughout their on-going approval.

The successful candidate will join a county fostering service committed to developing excellent practice in line with the National Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards.

The post involves a degree of working outside normal office hours for home visits and group work. The post will be based at North Yorkshire House, Scarborough

Closing date is 16th January 2020
Interview date is 23rd January 2020

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dawn Atkin (Fostering Team Manager) on 01609 797066 or

An Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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