To help us recruit Social Workers who are committed to working in Middlesbrough we are currently offering a 15% supplement to social work salaries. This additional 15% will be reviewed at the end of October 2024.

The Fostering Service in Middlesbrough has an exciting opportunity to recruit an experienced social worker on a full-time permanent basis part of the Fostering Recruitment Team.

Social workers within the Fostering Recruitment Team have the responsibility of recruiting, assessing and training prospective foster carers and attending panel for approval. You will work alongside the regional recruitment Hub, Foster With North East to respond to enquiries and complete home visits, assessing a candidates suitability to foster, using Coram BAAF Form F and associated templates.

Experience of completing complex family assessments would be essential. As a creative, resilient, and responsible member of our team, you will be helping to create happy homes for children, young people, and their carer’s.

As part of this we work closely with social workers for our children who are Looked After. Along with our colleagues we have a responsibility for securing permanence for children with plans of adoptions, long-term fostering, and special guardianship orders. They work closely with partners as corporate parents to support children to develop their life skills, achieve to their full potential and work towards their aspirations.

This is an exciting time of change within the service which is both rewarding and challenging.

The above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Salary: £33,024 – £41,418 plus 15% market supplement (£4,953 – £6,212) once ASYE is completed)

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