Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Senior Practitioner (Fostering)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£39,571 - £42,614 per annum

Foster a Future is Newcastle City Council’s Fostering Service, and we are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Social Work Senior Practitioner who can work constructively with Foster Carers and assist with Service Development.

You will need to have sound knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and be able to demonstrate excellent assessment, communication, and negotiation skills.

Experience of working with children, foster carers, parents, and other professionals is highly desirable and knowledge and experience of restorative practice would be an advantage. A good understanding of the Fostering Regulations, Guidance and National Minimum Standards 2011 (England) is expected.

You must have a relevant social work qualification, such as Degree in Social Work, DipSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent, and a current Social Work England registration.

To apply for the role, you must have completed the Consolidation Module (PQ1) or have had a minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience in a children and families setting.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

If you are interested in this post and would like some further information before applying, please email with your preferred contact number and someone from the management team will get back to you.

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


Closing date:

17 October 2022

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