Social Worker

Preston, Lancashire
£28,000 to £34,000 per year, car allowance, mileage and Out Of Hours Cover
25 Oct 2019
22 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Set up in 1988, Family Care is a family owned Independent Fostering Agency and has grown to offer residential, education and fostering services to local authorities in the North West and the West Midlands. 

Common values, an extra sense of purpose and pride and a loyalty that keeps us together in hard times are all key features of our family-owned service.  We work with a determination to build something that truly makes a difference to children and young people.

We are now looking to recruit an experienced Fostering Supervising Social Worker, to cover the North West.

Within this role, you will be primarily responsible for assessing and supporting foster care services in your designated region.  The development of the service involves recruitment, training and approval of foster carers, with support from Support Workers and ‘in-house’ Therapeutic Services staff. You will also have involvement in marketing of the service and support of foster carers.

In order to be successful in this role, you will be Social Worker Qualified and will hold registration with HCPC.  Due to the nature of the role, it is also essential that you hold a full UK driving licence.

This role will be based at the Bamber Bridge office address although some working from home will be permitted with prior approval from the Registered Manager / Practice Manager.

Flexible working hours are essential. We require a commitment to some weekend work and unsocial hours to support foster carers, foster carer training, and children and young people. You will join a rota of social workers who provide the first response on an ‘out of hours’ basis (supported by a manager on call) and will involve being on duty overnight and at weekends (paid additionally).

In addition, you will also receive the following:

  • Pension contributions
  • Perkbox
  • Long Service Awards
  • Free parking

An enhanced DBS certificate will be required upon appointment.


This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.


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