Fostering Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/03/2020 12:00
£29,636 to £36,876 pa Career Grade (Bar at £31,371 & £32,878 & £34,788)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Fostering Service, The MarketPlace, 25-27 Market Place, South Shields
Post Number:
Closing date:
27 Mar
Further Information

Fostering Officer x 2 Posts
(Fostering Service, MarketPlace, South Shields)
£29,636 to £36,876 pa Career Grade (Bar at £31,371 & £32,878 & £34,788)

The Fostering Service are committed to providing high quality placements to meet the needs of children who are looked after. Our Payment for Skills Framework encourages carers to build expertise in caring through experience, skills development and progression opportunities.

We are recruiting 2 new Fostering Social Workers to work in our vibrant team to help further develop the service and be part of exciting new changes including planning the implementation of Mockingbird Model of Fostering in the Autumn.

As a Fostering Officer you will contribute to the provision of a high quality robust fostering service and be responsible for the recruitment, assessment monitoring, support and development of a skilled, carer’s workforce that gives children what they need when they need it most.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, 27 March 2020

Interviews will take place on 15 April 2020

If you would like to know more about Fostering there are information evenings for prospective for foster carers the last Thursday of every month at The Marketplace, 25 – 27 Market Place, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 1JF.

If you have queries about Family and Friends Care we have a duty worker every day who will be happy to assist you. Call (0191) 4238500.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.