Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job

Stockport’s Fostering Service seeks to deliver a highly professional service to both foster carers and Stockport’s looked after children and young people.

To better provide tailored support and supervision to our existing carers and a timely response to fostering applicants the service is undergoing a restructure and creating a new Connected Carers Team. This team will provide support and supervision to both approved family and friends foster carers and those carers who have a Special Guardianship Order. They will also complete all family placement assessments including Regulation 24 carers and special guardianship assessments.

Other tasks across the two teams include: SGO support, the delivery of foster carer training and facilitating support groups. All of the social workers within the service undertake the task of duty, which is on a Rota basis. This will include regulation 24 assessments. There are opportunities to become involved in a range of other service developments. You will work closely with foster carers, SGO carers, fieldwork colleagues and professionals from other agencies.

Regular supervision and training and development opportunities are provided for all staff.

You will have a Social Work qualification and be registered with the Social Work England.

You will have social work experience and fostering experience.

Full time

37 hours

Immediate start

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children's
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**