An exciting opportunity is available to join a strong performing fostering service. We are proud to support local children in local placements. The service has recently embedded a staffing restructure, implemented a new fostering framework, and introduced of a county wide short breaks service for disabled children. We have two large teams providing the supervision and support to all approved foster carers across the whole of the county.

You would be joining an existing local team of 5 Fostering Social Workers, who are responsible for the Supervision and Support of North Yorkshire foster carers.

Applications are invited from qualified social workers, experienced in fostering and committed to developing good outcomes for children through productive working relationships with a wide range of fostering families.

Application deadline 11th January 2018
Job reference 1678958
Hours per-week 37 hours per week
Salary £27,668 - £32,486

Fostering Social Workers –  Fostering Support and Supervision West Team
Permanent position
1 vacancy in the Knaresborough area


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 to 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 including the recruitment, assessment and training required to become a foster carer. 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 standards.

The post involves a degree of working outside normal office hours for home visits and group work. The post will be base at Manor Road Children’s Centre, Knaresborough.

Closing date is Thursday 4th January 2018

Interviews will be held on 29th January 2018

Informal discussions can be had by telephoning:

Nigel Roberts (Fostering Team Manager): 01609 533134.

How to apply

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