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Senior Social Worker – Fostering – Northamptonshire

Liquid Personnel are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Social Worker to join the Fostering Team based in Northamptonshire. 

This team is responsible for the recruitment, assessment and training of foster carers. as well as supporting and supervising all approved foster carers. The team is also responsible for undertaking initial viability assessments (IVA’s) and the assessments of Family Friend Foster Carers and Special Guardianship Order (SGO) Carers. 

Benefits as a Fostering Senior Social Worker include:

  • Highly competitive salaries
  • £4,000 Welcome bonus
  • Retention bonus
  • Social Work England registration costs
  • Flexible working practices, including home working, flexi time and job share
  • The opportunity to personally contribute to improving the service
  • Monthly high quality supervision
  • Up to 27 day’s annual leave plus bank holidays (with service rises to 32 days plus bank holidays)
  • Opportunity to buy back up to 5 weeks of additional holiday each year
  • Subsidised local authority Pension Scheme
  • Additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
  • Employee discount schemes
  • Up to £8,000 relocation allowance
  • Signs of Safety training
  • An onsite academy delivering a variety of learning & development opportunities
  • Heavily subsidised city centre parking
  • Regular engagement opportunities with the CEO

Duties as a Fostering Senior Social Worker include:

  • Mentor and support colleagues within the team
  • Undertake succinct, timely and thorough Assessments in complex situations, using Signs of Safety frameworks and other standardised measures and approaches
  • Work closely with other in-house and external service colleagues to support outcomes for Connected Persons undergoing assessment. This includes working closely with all other Child-Care teams within the Trust and with colleagues in Legal Services inform/coordinate work undertaken by colleagues in education, health, safeguarding teams and other agencies
  • Be part of the Duty Team rota arranging and undertaking initial viability assessments of prospective Connected Persons carers
  • Work closely with other colleagues within the Fostering Service to support positive results across the Service
  • You will also be expected to invest in the life of the team and develop working relationships which are based on collaborative and supportive methods of working, respecting others’ strengths, celebrating differences and seeking solutions.

Requirements as a Fostering Senior Social Worker include:

  • Social Work England registration
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Hold a full UK licence
  • Post-qualified experience
  • Degree level or equivalent in Social Work


Senior Social Worker – Fostering – Northamptonshire

Job details
Sector: Social work
Location: Northamptonshire
Salary: £41,103 - £43,051 pa
Type: Permanent