Social Worker Fostering Newham SW5170

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: London
  • Role: Ongoing
  • Salary: to £35 per hour
  • Reference: SW5170
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SW Locums currently have a vacancy for a Supervising Social Worker within the Fostering Team in Newham. All applicants must be Social Work England Registered and have a minimum of 3 Years UK post qualification experience in the UK in a similar setting.

The position is primarily to monitor and support in-house foster carers. Candidates will need to have a Children’s Services background, preferably within a fostering setting and a working knowledge of private fostering.

The Children and Young People’s Service is constantly striving to improve the lives of the children they care for and they want the best outcomes for our children and need skilled and forward thinking individuals who can really make a difference to our children’s lives.

The fostering service comprises of a team of 10 supervising social workers and two team managers who are responsible for the supervision and development of foster carers, including connected person’s, family and friends carers and carers subject to Regulation 24 procedures.

This is a dual role involving private foster work therefore a working knowledge of private fostering is required.

Responsibilities will include the supervision and support of foster carers to promote increased capacity for in-house foster placements with a focus on quality of care. The role will require practitioners who are skilled with a good understanding around the procedures and legislative context for fostering. We are particularly interested in applicants who have undertaken some systemic training or have a keen interest in developing their knowledge within this area.

With SW Locums you will benefit from working for an agency established for over 11 years and with over 50 years combined social work experience.

you will also receive:

  • Payment weekly, faster than anyone else.
  • Most generous rates of pay.
  • Access to our knowledge base from our vastly experienced consultants, who will offer you confident and accurate advice.
  • No “waffle” straight talking, conscientious and informed advice, giving peace of mind.
  • Support network available 24/7.
  • Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide.
  • Free DBS and compliance service.
  • Access to on-going training opportunities.
  • Industry leading “Refer a Friend” and “Find your own job” bonus scheme offering up to £500 for successfully placed referrals.*


* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.