Social Worker – Fostering

Social Worker – Fostering

Somerset County Council
  • Part Time
  • Salary: £21,809 to £24,872 per annum
  • Closing date: Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 11:59pm
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A bit about us

We are looking for a Fostering Supervising Social Worker based in East Somerset for 26.5 hours per week.  Your base could be Shepton Mallet or Yeovil.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

The job involves the supervision, support, training and review of foster carers, working closely with the team around the child.

You will be part of a very experienced, friendly and supportive team who use research in practice to support Foster Carers in working therapeutically with children and

young people.

A few things about you

You will:

  • need to be adaptable and be able to use your initiative, working independently yet also as part of the team.
  • need to be able to travel widely across Somerset.
  • have proven post qualifying experience in childcare social work.
  • need to have a sound knowledge of child development and an understanding of working with families caring for other people’s children in often challenging

Additional information

If this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English.

For further information about this role, or for an informal discussion, please contact Angie Jackson, Team Manager on 07788350849 or Annie Metcalfe, Team Manager, on 07976 693308.

All interviews will be taking place virtually, for example via Microsoft Teams.

Due to the importance of the role we recommend applying as soon as possible as, depending on the level of response, we anticipate conducting interviews ahead of the closing date.

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.