Fostering Social Worker Jobs

As the UK’s leading qualified social work agency, Liquid Personnel has an exciting range of fostering social worker jobs available. Whether you are looking for temporary, project or permanent opportunities, we will support you in finding your next role to further your career.  

“With Liquid Personnel, you gain access to exclusive fostering jobs with local authorities, private clients, NHS trusts, charities, not-for-profit organisations and more. Our top-tier status across most UK councils also means that we can find you the most rewarding fostering social worker jobs that align with your experience and career goals before any other agency can. 

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FAQs around fostering social work jobs

If you’re a social worker looking for opportunities within fostering, we’re here to support you. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions, to give you all the information that you need ahead of applying for these types of roles: 

What does a fostering social worker do?

A fostering social worker provides support and guidance to foster carers and the children in their care, building relationships to ensure everyone is supported.

Acting as an intermediary between the household and the fostering service, the role consists of regular supervision sessions with fostering families. These take place to verify that foster carers are meeting the required standards of legislation, to develop foster parents’ abilities, and to identify children’s specific needs.

Fostering social work jobs also involve administrative processes such as completing reports and assessments, keeping updated records, and creating training plans. As personal development plans must be followed to required timescales by foster carers, social workers ensure that all action points are completed on time.

What skills and qualities are needed to be a great fostering social worker?

When applying for fostering social worker jobs, employers typically look for strong communicators who can build relationships with a variety of people, of different ages and backgrounds.

A good fostering social worker should also be patient and resilient. Compassion and empathy are essential too, along with being able to sensitively pass on important information, to both professional colleagues and foster families.

How do I become a fostering social worker?

You’ll need a degree or equivalent qualification, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), to be a fostering social worker. A registration with Social Work England is also necessary. Fostering social work jobs may require experience in the field, as well as a full UK driving license.

Are there temporary or contract fostering social work jobs available?

Yes, and at Liquid Personnel, we offer the widest range of both temporary and permanent roles throughout children’s and adults’ services at UK local authorities, NHS trusts, fostering agencies, charities and more.

With a huge range of new and exciting temporary roles available each month, working with Liquid Personnel gives you the opportunity to enjoy the flexibility, choice, support and control that agency social work can bring to a career in fostering social work.

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