Newcastle Upon Tyne

Senior Practitioner (Fostering Service)

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

£38,890 - £41,881 per annum

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced individuals who can work creatively to assess, support and engage foster carers and assist with the development of our service.

You will be expected to have sound knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and a good understanding of the Fostering Regulations, Guidance and National Minimum Standards 2011 (England). You should have excellent communication and assessment skills as well as experience of working with children, foster carers and other professionals.

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

To apply for the role, you must have at least 2 years post qualifying experience and have achieved a Post Qualifying Award.

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

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.

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In accordance with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, staff deployed to work in CQC registered care homes providing accommodation and nursing or personal care are required to have full vaccination status or a medical exemption before working or being deployed into work settings covered by the legislation. Applicants to positions covered by these regulations are required to provide certified evidence of their vaccination status or medical exemption as part of any pre employment checks.


Closing date:

4 November 2021

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