The Fostering Team provide placements for children and young people in care within Warrington. The recruitment, preparation, assessment, training, supervision and support of Foster Carers are the core tasks undertaken by the team.

The Fostering Team aims to provide placement choice for children and young people in care. The stability of placements is paramount in ensuring positive outcomes for children and young people. The quality of foster placements is recognised as a central component in enabling children and young people in care to achieve a high quality experience of family life. The Fostering Service continually strives to provide sufficient placements wherein foster carers are enabled to develop their skills and capacity to meet the needs of children in their care.

The Role

The role of social worker within the fostering service involves the recruitment, assessment, and support of potential foster carers and friends and family foster carers. You will be involved in multi-agency work with children in care and work closely with our safeguarding and children in care teams. Ideally we are looking for social workers who have experience of working with children in care, family and friends placements and experience of undertaking fostering assessments.

For further information please contact, Jo Morris, Service Manager Fostering; email: jo.morris@warrington.gov.uk  tel no 01925 442026

Key Information

Fixed Term for 12 months

37 Hours per week

DBS clearance is required.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer