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Support Worker

Fostering Support Worker

Solihull Office base, covering the East and West Midlands

Full-Time, Permanent.  

£18,000 + £3000 car allowance

Have you got experience of working with children and young people on a paid or voluntary basis? Committed to making a difference? If so, then this may be the career opportunity for you.  

This is your chance to join a supportive and caring, high achieving team at The National Fostering Agency, part of the National Fostering Agency Group.

The NFA Group is one of the largest independent providers of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We partner closely with Local Authorities and UK foster carers to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes for child fostering. With Acorn Care and Education a part of the NFA family we provide special needs education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

 

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious and creative Team Support Worker to work closely with our team of Supervising Social Workers and Foster Carers to deliver the best outcomes for children and young people in foster

Your role will include undertaking specific tasks in relation to the management of foster carers, supporting foster carers in their care of children, direct work with children and young people, facilitating and supervising contact between children in care and their families, organising events for foster carers and/or children on a regular or ad hoc basis, and a range of other tasks. 

A key part of your role will be responding flexibly and quickly in times of crisis to support foster carers with the challenges of looked after young people.

You will be able to work closely and cooperatively with colleagues, have good communication skills, a professional approach to working with children, young people and foster carers, openness to extending your knowledge and skills – and a genuine desire to fulfil the responsibilities of a new and evolving role.

You will also need to be IT literate, have a full driving licence and your own transport.

 

Why work for us

·         Private health care

·         Dental Cover

·         Holidays starting at 25 days per annum

·         Extensive training suite

·         Career development across the Group

·         Professional support network

·         Pension

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Quick Information

Type
Permanent - Full Time

Location:
Solihull

Salary:
£18,000 + £3,000 car allowance

Role:
Team Support Worker

Closing Date:
2019-07-01

Supporting files:

Job Description
Checklist
Policy Document

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