Fostering Social Worker (3581)

Senior Practitioner (Fostering)

Do you have the values we need? Do you want to be part of a Service that helps young people feel valued and important?  …  helps them grow and feel stronger? …  inspire and help them feel safe?  

Location: Inverness

Contract: Permanent Part Time

Hours: Part time (22 hours - flexible)  

Salary: Circa £ 37,000 per annum pro rata (plus £700 per annum on call allowance) 

How we work:

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year our services change the lives of 390,000 children, young people and families.

Gael Og Fostering Service is a specialist fostering service that offers attachment- based therapeutic care to children and young people who cannot be looked after at home.  We offer the highest standard of care providing carers with excellent training, supervision and support to achieve the best outcomes for the young people we look after.  We have excellent Fostering Inspections and provide good quality of care to young people, always ensuring we listen to our young people every step of the way.

Our Service is growing, and as a Senior Practitioner you will be working in our (Fostering Scotland) team based in our Inverness office.   

How you will make a difference:

By bringing you: your experience values and enthusiasm, and being part of a team (Social Workers, Children's Workers and Therapists) to support fostering families to provide stable and loving experiences for young people.  You will work with others to inspire, support and keep children and young people safe, to create memories and support connections with young people's families, their brothers and sisters; and you will feel confident and skilled in your role.

You will promote the highest standards of care and wellbeing for our young people and guide and deliver training to foster carers and team members with opportunity to really get to know young people and support them on their journey.  By thinking therapeutically and creatively (with and for) young people and ensuring best practice, you will make a real and lasting difference.    You will be part of a team that values relational based practice where this is the heart of all that we do!

 What you'll need:

  • A degree in social work or equivalent and experience of safeguarding/ public protection is essential.
  • Experience of family placement and/or PQ training would be an advantage.
  • Registered or willing to be registered with SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council)

The rewards 

When you join Action for Children, you will be joining a collaborative, diverse and supportive team of like-minded-individuals, every one of them as passionate as you are. We want all of our employees to feel valued and well rewarded for the vital work they do.  

When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts:   

  • By paying you a competitive salary and a generous paid holiday allowance- minimum 29 days (pro-rata) plus public/bank holidays with the opportunity to buy/sell up to 5 days leave 
  • By supporting your work/life balance
  • By supporting you and welcoming new additions to your family – flexible maternity, paternity and adoption packages 
  • By giving you a pension – we have a contribution scheme that matches a maximum of 7% employee and 7% employer contributions which includes a death in service benefit. 
  • By providing excellent learning and development opportunities and all the support you need to thrive. 
  • By giving you access to discounts at hundreds of retailers 

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful long term career with a leading UK children's charity. 

Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and and young people using our services. 

Apply Now. Please be aware that we may need to conduct initial interviews as a non face to face format due to the current Covid-19 climate.

If you have any other questions regarding this role, please contact Lynsey Munro on 07920 428 847 

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Gael Og Fostering
Highland Rail House, Station Square, Academy Street, Inverness, Highland, IV1 1LE
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  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    15 April 2020
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