Social Worker - Fostering Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/01/2019 23:59
£29,055 - £38,052 (Dependant on experience)
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sandhill Centre
Closing date:
28 Jan
Further Information

GRADE SCP 32-42 £29,055 - £38,052

Full Time: 37 hours

This is an exciting and challenging time to join our new independent fostering agency-Together For Children Fostering Sunderland.

We have been commissioned by Sunderland City Council to provide fostering services for children and young people in Sunderland This new agency will provide an ideal opportunity to be innovative and do things differently to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and families .

We are looking for skilled and experienced Social Workers who have the passion and drive to ensure that children and young people in Sunderland who we look after, and provide foster placements for, achieve the best outcomes and receive high quality services. The main tasks of the post will be the recruitment, training, assessment and supervision of foster carers. You will be working in an experienced, established and supportive team working with foster carers who provide a range of placements from emergency through to permanence for children from birth to 18. Laptops and mobile phones are provided to make mobile and flexible working easier. We have introduced a career progression scheme which is underpinned by a professional learning and development plan. We ensure that all social workers receive regular, high quality supervision. The role involves travelling and a clean driving licence and access to a car is required to be considered for the post. Applicants must have experience in the completion of good quality evidence based assessments, hold a recognised Social Work qualification to degree level and previous links to the Foster Care environment would be advantageous.

Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service

Please note
This job is closed for applications.