Fostering Social Worker

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Salary:£28,485.00 - £31,601.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Shire Hall Complex, Westgate Street, Gloucester - GL1 2TG 

Closing date:28 August 2017 at midnight 

Would you like to work in a lively, dynamic, forward thinking environment, where you can broaden your experience, and widen your horizons within a supportive service?

We have a number of vacancies within the Fostering resource; the posts vary from supporting newly approved and established foster carers, ensuring placement stability, to those who look after children and young people with complex needs. Roles are available in the below teams:

Friends & Family Assessment & Support Team (FFAST)

Developed in response to the increasing need for focus and specialism in this important and growing area, the FFAST team undertake Special Guardianship assessments, kinship fostering and Private Fostering arrangements.

Fostering Recruitment Team

Focused on recruiting new foster carers to the service, and working to ensure that they have the best tools and advise to begin their fostering journey

Fostering Support Team

Focused on providing high quality support to existing carers and their families, this team provides supervision to carers. The team is also involved in identifying placements for children, in anticipating vacancies in foster homes and helping with the matching process.

Fostering Placements Team

Focused on support and supervision to foster carers for children and young people who have complex needs. Main focus on placement stability and those that offer emergency/day care support.

These posts involve working within innovative teams and will suit individuals who would enjoy working flexibly towards the team objectives of recruiting and supporting foster carers. The successful candidates will also be working directly with children and young people.

Previous experience of working within a Children’s Social Care setting is essential. You will have a social work qualification, and be HCPC registered. We are looking for dynamic individuals, ideally with experience of working with foster carers or children in care.  Due to the nature of this position, there may be a requirement to occasionally work in the evenings and at weekends.

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS check. As part of our safer recruitment policy if you are short listed we will request references from your previous and current employer.

Gloucestershire County Council are currently on an improvement journey, and making moves to ensure we provide the best service to the children, families, and service users in our county.

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Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Below you will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes. Click ‘Apply’ to continue.

If you have any difficulty completing the on-line application form, or require this document in another format, please contact us and we can discuss your needs and provide help.  Telephone 01452 425888, option 2 then option 1 or email


If you wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis, please obtain approval from your current line manager that you may be released on a secondment before submitting an application form.