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Current vacancies


Salary: £25,925 – £33,333
Benefits: £3,000 Car Allowance, 25 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays, Pension Scheme

*Please note that for the right candidate this post has genuine potential to grow into a Principal Social Worker/Social Worker Team Manager position within the first year as the appointee develops. Should this be the case the salary banding will increase accordingly up to a maximum of £38,000 per annum in line with the increased levels of responsibility*

Fosterplus is an independent fostering agency with an outstanding record in the provision of quality foster care and stable placements.

Our Stonehouse office is looking for committed social care professionals with a sound knowledge of fostering legislation and practice issues who will be able to continue to deliver the same high standards of service.

You will be involved in the recruitment, training and supervision of Foster carers within the Gloucestershire area. As a qualified and registered social worker you will have experience of family placement work and preferably experience of foster care practice including the assessment of potential foster carers. A good knowledge of fostering regulations, child care law and safeguarding issues is essential. You will have excellent communication skills and a commitment to high quality practice.

For an informal discussion please contact Sue Purtill on 07951 099 690.

To apply please submit your CV to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk; those shortlisted will be required to complete an application pack ahead of interview.

Salary: £20,000-£23,000 pro-rata
Benefits:
25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays, Company Pension, mileage, free parking (benefits pro-rata)

We are currently looking to recruit a Full-Time Panel Administrator on a 12 month maternity cover fixed term contract.

The successful candidate will be accountable for the efficient and effective running of the Fosterplus panel process.

It is essential the successful candidate is highly organised and has good communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively as part of a team and to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse range of people.

They must be educated to GCSE level or equivalent with a minimum of Grade C passes in both English and Mathematics, have proven administrative experience, strong IT/Word Processing skills (which will be tested at interview) and an ability to take minutes fluently.

Access to a car, a full clean driving licence, and confidence driving to attend Panels in the area is essential.
For an informal discussion please contact Janet Forbes on 01908 804 407.

To apply
please submit your CV to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk; those shortlisted will be required to complete an application pack ahead of interview.

Salary: £45,000-50,000
Benefits: £3,000 Car Allowance, 30 days’ holiday + Bank Holidays and company pension

Fosterplus is currently seeking a Registered Manager to continue to expand and develop our registered offices in Buckinghamshire and Gloucestershire.

You should be a qualified social worker, who has at least 3 years’ experience of working with looked after children and foster carers. You are required to have a Management qualification and/or significant Team Management experience. In addition, you will have a good understanding of relevant legislation and regulations appropriate to our sector.

You will need strong Team Leadership Skills to create a ‘can do’ environment of high achievement with a focus on problem solving and creative solutions. You will have the ability to make timely and effective decisions and lead by example, understanding when to consult with or when to defer to others. You will be able to build and facilitate relationships, both internally and externally to the benefit of the organisation. You will be prepared to work flexible hours as required to carry out the role of Registered Manager successfully.

For more information and an informal discussion please contact Sue Purtill on 07951 099 690.

To apply please submit your CV to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk; those shortlisted will be required to complete an application pack ahead of interview.

Fosterplus is a well-established, independent fostering provider.  Fosterplus is committed to promoting positive outcomes for the children and young people in placement.

Established in 1996, we have extensive experience of working with local authorities to provide a positive and stable family environment for children and young people who have had a difficult start in life.  We work nationwide with a wide range of carers across England and Scotland, who are all committed to ensuring that looked after young people receive the very best support and care in a positive, safe environment where they can thrive.

We are currently looking for qualified, suitably experienced Independent Social Workers to undertake a variety of assessments which include Form F, Annual Home Reviews and Initial Visits.

For an informal discussion please contact Laura Falen on 01908 804442.

Applications must be made on our Application Form: CV’s alone will not be considered.
To download an application pack, please click here >
Completed applications can be sent to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk

The successful candidate will be required to have a DBS Check; the expense will be met by Fosterplus.  Please note previous/current employers will be asked to supply a reference.

Fosterplus is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Fosterplus is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Open ended

Applications must be made on our Application Form: CV’s alone will not be considered.
To download an application pack, please click here >

Completed applications can be sent to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk

We’re part of the PICS family, a group of independent fostering agencies across the UK. If you can’t find the role you’re looking for here, why not take a look at some of the fostering agencies below:

Orange Grove >
ISP >
Clifford House >
PICS >