Social Worker - Fostering - 50082524

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/01/2022 23:59
£30,451 - £39,880 Additional payments of: £1239 per annum Essential Car User Allowance paid monthly; 2% Recruitment and retention allowance paid monthly;
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sunderland and area
Number of posts:
Closing date:
16 Jan
Further Information

GRADE 7-8 SCP 26-35 £30,451 - £39.880
Additional payments of: £1239 per annum Essential Car User Allowance paid monthly; 2% Recruitment and retention allowance paid monthly;

This is an exciting and challenging time to join our Ofsted rated Good, Independent Fostering Agency-Together For Children Fostering Sunderland. Together for Children have been commissioned by Sunderland City Council to provide fostering services for children and young people in Sunderland. The agency, established in April 2017 provides 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 care for, 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 homes from emergency through to permanence for children from birth to 18.

Laptops and mobile phones are provided to every social worker 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.
References will be requested prior to interview.

Closing date 16th January 2022

Benefits of working for TFC
As well as an extremely attractive salary package other benefits of working for Together for Children include:

Pension - We provide a Local Government Pension Scheme;

Sick pay - We will pay up to six months’ sick pay on full salary subject to service;

Annual leave - 25 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service. Employees can request to purchase additional annual leave via a salary sacrifice scheme.

Flexi Scheme: 2 days flexible leave per accounting period (pro rata for part time employees).

Maternity/adoption leave – Up to 52 weeks’ leave of absence, with pay for a specified period dependent upon length of service and personal choice.

Maternity support/adoption leave – Up to 5 days’ paid leave as a partner/carer at the time of the birth or adoption.

Paternity leave – Up to two consecutive weeks leave after the birth of the child
We offer the Childcare Vouchers Scheme and a Cycle to Work Scheme via a salary sacrifice scheme.

Employee Benefits: My Club Nissan Scheme - 20% off a brand new Nissan. Access to the NHS Fleet Solutions

Everyone Active – Employees and their partners will be entitled to a reduced price membership to Everyone Active gyms as well as a one free taster day available per employee.

In addition to the Company’s benefits package, we also offer support to employees in the form of:

• Free, confidential and independent face to face counselling service through the Occupational Health Service.
• Reasonable adjustments and/or redeployment where practical for employees requiring support after illness or due to disability.
• A good health and wellbeing programme, provided to all employees to help achieve healthier and safer lifestyles both at work and at home.
• A domestic violence policy to ensure support and advice is available.
• Employee Induction scheme.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.