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Fostering Social Worker

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

Role Responsibility

Kent Fostering has a clear vision for the increased recruitment of foster carers from the local community. It is our ambition to enhance our support offer to Kent Foster Carers and improve our retention, building their skills and knowledge to safeguard our children and achieve positive outcomes and placement stability for them. From the beginning of April, we will also be supporting carers who care for children with disabilities so experience and knowledge in this area would be of benefit in this role, although it is not a requirement.

It is therefore an exciting and challenging time to be working in the field of Fostering. You will have an opportunity to be joining teams whose goals are to increase placement stability. In this role you will provide high quality supervision, support and training to foster carers, and their families. You will work alongside the fostering assessment teams to recruit foster carers across the county.

You will be supporting foster carers to understand the meaning of their child’s behaviour and to consider what might help to both manage the behaviour and sustain the relationship with the foster child.

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.

We are currently seeking to recruit 1 full time position within the team.

Closing date: 1st March 2024

Interview date(s): Friday 8th March  2024

Contact Details

For further information on this role, please contact:

Carol Cracknell on 03000 414199

About the Company

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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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