Fostering Supervising Social Worker


    New Chapters Fostercare

    New Chapters Fostercare is an “Outstanding” Ofsted rated Independent Fostering Agency that provides a therapeutic approach to parenting and building relationships. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Supervising Social Worker to join our team located in Upton Magna, Shrewsbury.

    We are seeking someone with the necessary drive, enthusiasm, ambition and commitment to complement our already well-established team, help maintain our therapeutic approach and family feel ethos in fulfilling our mission to provide a New Chapter for every child and a place to call home.

    Applicants must be at least two years post-qualified, preferably with experience in childcare, family placement work and/or child protection. You will also be expected to demonstrate up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and associated regulations and be Social Work England registered. There is the option of having 1 day per week working from home.

    You will be expected to manage a maximum caseload of 12-14 fostering households, help cover duty when the Placement Officer is on annual leave and be on the out of hours rota. You will work constructively with a diverse range of foster carers, ensuring that our therapeutic approach is embedded in everyday practice and the care provided to our children and young people.

    Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is at the core of all we do at New Chapters and we expect all employees to fully comply with this commitment.

    Social Work Degree, Dip S/W, CQSW or equivalent essential.

    This post is subject to successful safe recruitment, including an enhanced DBS.

    Please call Debbie Borley (Administrator) on or email to request an application form.

    The closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday 12 th February 2024

    As an employer, we are committed to ensuring representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.