Qualified Social Worker - Fostering

Randstad Care
£30,000 - £39,999
21 Sep 2020
24 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you looking for a permanent position in fostering?

Randstad are currently supporting an independent fostering agency in the search for an experienced supervising social worker to join their Fostering team. The role will be a full time permanent position based in Felsted, Essex.

The main purpose of the role is to -

To recruit, support and develop the skills of our foster carers to ensure that we provide outstanding care and the best possible outcomes for our children and young people in our care.

To work in collaboration with all stakeholders and strive to ensure that the children and young people in our care reach their full potential.

To provide a comprehensive, flexible and high quality service to carers, children and young people in our care using legal, regulatory and statutory guidance to inform practice decisions and to safeguard and protect against harm.

To understand and contribute to the growth and continued development of the Fostering service.

Do you have the experience?

We are are looking for someone with -

A proven record of delivering successful outcomes for children with an excellent knowledge of childcare legislation and standards for fostering.

Enthusiasm for developing and improving the groups services to Good/Outstanding Ofsted rating.

Successful management of competing priorities.

Understanding responsibilities in protecting their own health, safety and wellbeing and that of their colleagues and others.

Are you able to lead?

This role requires a leader who is visible, approachable and earns respect by inspiring and motivating others to build an effective working relationship. As well as the ability to demonstrate a high standard of integrity, honesty and fairness expected.

Can you deliver results?

We are looking for someone who can -

Defines results, taking into account the needs of the carers and children's care plans and placement agreements delivering the best outcomes for children.

Encourages feedback on performance and makes improvements and / or changes to practice based on them.

Makes clear and considered recommendations and decisions to their line manager

Do you have the experience?

We are looking for someone with -

In-depth knowledge and experience related to the service and knows when and how to find and use sources of expertise, within and outside the group.

Understands the environment within which the group evolves, including regulatory frameworks and applies high quality best practice to meet and exceed expectations in the role.

Demonstrates a growth mind-set and inquisitive thinking and applies this to their practice.

Benefits of Randstad

£150 to any new social workers who join Randstad after 12 weeks in an assignment

£300 worth of vouchers for anyone who refers a social worker over to us https://refer-a-friend/

Offer £150 to any social workers who source their own job and refer to the agency (you will receive after completing 4 weeks)

Access to over 30 courses - free of charge- keep your CPD up to date every year

Access to Happi App - where you get access to discounts to shops

A committed & dedicated consultant

If you wish to apply for this role or would like to discuss other opportunities available within social care please contact Neil Gray on or

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.