Principal Social Worker (Fostering) – East Midlands

Principal Social Worker (Fostering)
(East Midlands)
£37,184 – £40,839 per annum
Full Time
18 month contract

+ 45p a mile for travel, 32 days holiday and an excellent pension scheme

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, flexible, and personable Principal Social Worker to join our South England team. This is a specialist lead practice role and its remit include the supervision and mentoring/training of staff and tasks related to quality assurance and performance management, alongside holding a small case load.

FCC do not believe in providing our Social Workers with heavy caseloads. Instead, we aim to provide our Social Workers with ample capacity to provide a thorough, personal and meaningful service to all of our foster families.

The role will be home based in the East Midlands area, but will involve regular travel within the East and West Midlands, Staffordshire, Bristol and East Anglia areas. Additionally, there is a requirement to answer emergency calls outside of office hours as part of the managers on call rota.

Applicants must hold a Diploma or BA in Social Work, have some supervisory/management experience, be able to demonstrate experience of producing high quality, evidence-based assessments, and have at least four years fostering experience.

The successful applicant will join a supportive team with an established carer group and experienced social workers. We are a not-for-distributed-profit organisation, putting the needs of our children and carers first and look to appoint a Principal Social Worker who is as passionate about this as we are.

Closing Date: 24th April, 2019

For further information and/or an application form, or informal discussion about the role, please contact Helen Underwood (Operational Manager) or Barbara Bull (Head of HR) on 01684 892380.

Job Description/Person Specification

Application Form

FCC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and operate a Safe Recruitment policy; applicants must be willing to undergo Safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance at an enhanced level. CVs will not be accepted; all applicants must complete an application form.