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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Fostering social work jobs FAQs

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 worker 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 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 in social work approved by Social Work England. All social workers in the UK need to be registered with the regulatory body to practise legally. Plus, all social worker jobs require a DBS check. Fostering social work jobs may require experience in the field, as well as a full UK driving licence.

Are you looking to apply from abroad? Read our guide to social work registration for overseas candidates.

Are there temporary or agency fostering social work jobs available?

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

Which jobs are available in fostering social work?

In the UK, fostering social workers are typically part of a team of social workers that are part of a wider fostering team. Within this team, you can find job roles such as:

  • Supervising social workers
  • Social workers
  • Senior social workers
  • Senior practitioners
  • Qualified social workers
  • Team managers
  • Advanced practitioners
Are fostering social workers in demand in the UK?

Yes, fostering social workers are needed throughout the UK to help with the growing demand in children’s services. The latest data from the UK government shows a vacancy rate of 18.9% in children’s social care, translating to 7,723 open positions. If you’re looking for a new fostering social worker job, you could help make a difference by applying today.

How can I be the first to find out about fostering social work jobs?

Register your interest in vacancies and be the first to hear about fostering social work jobs in your area. Our expert team have substantial experience in the fostering social work sector, meaning they can pair you up with a perfect role that suits you.

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