Fostering Social Worker, Scarborough, 060004

Scarborough, North Yorkshire
£29,636 per annum
01 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Part Time

Fostering Social Worker - Support and Supervision South East Team



In 2019, Fostering North Yorkshire successfully launched the Department for education funded Mockingbird Project, an alternative way of delivering foster carer to improve safety, stability and permanency for children and young people in local authority care and improve support for carers.

An exciting opportunity has become available following the recent promotion of the current Liaison Social Worker. We are wanting to continue and develop this scheme so are actively seeking to recruit a qualified Social Worker to become the Mockingbird Liaison Social Worker. You will be the main point of contact between the constellation and the service. You will need to continue to embed and develop the model and build on the services core values of providing and supporting local children in local placements.

Fostering North Yorkshire are extremely proud of our Children and Families Ofsted report, rating us as ‘Outstanding’ in all provisions across our children’s social care services, stating:

“Almost 100 per cent of North Yorkshire’s children in foster care are placed within the county.” 

This is a great achievement for Britain’s largest county and a culture we want to continue to grow, seeing children remaining close to their families, in their community and school wherever possible.

We have dedicated teams providing the supervision and support to all approved foster carers. You would be joining an existing team of 10 Fostering Social Workers, across the South East part of the county who are responsible for North Yorkshires foster carers.

Applications are invited from qualified Social Workers, ideally experienced in fostering and have a good understanding of the impact of childhood adverse trauma. You will need to be committed to developing excellent outcomes for children through creating productive working relationships with a wide range of services to support our fostering families.

The post of Fostering Social Worker requires a range of professional skills; however, this role will predominantly focus on the Liaison Social Work role for the Mockingbird Project. You will be responsible for the supervision and support of hub home foster carer and work with other foster carers as part of the constellation. You will be required to attend and support constellation events and take an active role in the next step of developing a hybrid model with the award winning ‘No Wrong Door’ who care for the most complex children and young people in care.

Applicants would benefit from an understanding of the whole fostering process, but specifically the requirements to support and supervise Foster Carers.  In addition, you should be familiar with the statutory responsibilities throughout their on-going approval.

The successful candidate will join a county fostering service committed to developing excellent practice in line with the National Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards.

As an employee of NYCC you can not only expect to be part of a highly-acclaimed organisation, but also to receive the following:

•Ongoing support from managers who will ensure that you receive the relevant guidance throughout your role

•Numerous professional development opportunities enabling you to both develop and progress your career

•Generous leave entitlement, allowing a healthy work/life balance

•Relocation package available, dependent upon eligibility

•Flexible working hours – We understand that everyone has different personal circumstances and priorities outside of work. We therefore try to accommodate these by offering flexible working hours to our employees

•Manageable case-loads

Staff are located within local teams. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases and from home.

The post involves a degree of working outside normal office hours for home visits and group work. The post will be base at North Yorkshire House, Scarborough

To discuss the role, please contact Dawn Atkin on 01609 797066 or email