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Fostering Social Worker - Kinship Fostering Support team

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

x2 Permanent posts available

Various Hours Available - (37 hours per week or Part Time - hours negotiable)

Due to a number of new opportunities being offered across Kent Fostering Service, we are recruiting social workers to join our expanding Kinship Support Team. These are new opportunities being offered as part of the service’s commitment to building on the support on offer to friends and family member carers.

The Kinship Fostering Support Team provides support, supervision and training to our KCC Connected Persons Foster Carers and their families to enable them to provide the best possible trauma informed care to the children and young people they care for.  

As a Fostering Social Worker in the team, you will play a key role in supporting Kinship foster carers and the children they look after to thrive. With the support of regular supervision from the Team Manager, you will need to build relationships with fostering families and children, providing effective supervision, advice and guidance. You will work closely with the team around the child to facilitate effective service delivery and safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

We will be offering lower caseloads within this team to ensure that the complex support these families need is achievable. This means more time to deliver person-centred care and achieve the best possible outcomes.

This is a county wide team so we will be using a hybrid model of working and office base will be negotiable.

Benefits and Rewards

As a member of staff you will have access to a competitive range of benefits, including:

- Performance related pay increase

- The option to enrol into the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme

- A generous holiday entitlement + bank holidays

- A range of leave options to help you manage your work / life balance

- Flexible working – work from home and office as required and we will provide you with the kit needed to work remotely.

- Sickness provision

- Ability to buy annual leave

- Training and career development opportunities

- Access to a range of local and national discounts and cashback through our Kent Rewards website.


This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and registration as a qualified Social Worker with Social Work England.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

For further information on this role please contact, Siobhan Treays (Team Manager) on 03000 423484/ 07789985304


Closing date: 25th of February 2024

Interview date: 4th of March 2024

Contact Details

Siobhan Treays (Team Manager) on 03000 423484/ 07789985304

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county’s working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, faiths and those with caring responsibilities, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.


Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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