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Fostering Social Worker

Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Job Type
14 Sep 2021

Glasgow, Lanarkshire ( Flexibility to work from home on ocassion)

Circa £37,800 per annum plus £700 on call allowance

Permanent Full Time 37 hours a week

Benefits - Holiday allowance minimum 29 days plus public/bank holidays, flexible?maternity, adoption and paternity packages, pension scheme where we contribute up to 7%, an employee discount portal and much more!

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Do you have the values we need? Do you want to be part of a Service that helps young people feel valued and important? … helps them grow and feel stronger? … inspire and help them feel safe?

CAPS Fostering Service is a specialist fostering service that offers attachment- based therapeutic care to children and young people who cannot be looked after at home. We offer the highest standard of care providing carers with excellent training, supervision and support to achieve the best outcomes for the young people we look after. We have excellent Fostering Inspections and provide good quality of care to young people, always ensuring we listen to our young people every step of the way.

Our Service is growing, and as a Supervising Social Worker you will be working in our (Fostering Scotland) team based in our Glasgow office.

You will make a difference by:

Bringing you: your experience values and enthusiasm, and being part of a team (social workers, children's workers and therapists) to support fostering families to provide stable and loving experiences for young people. You will work with others to inspire, support and keep children and young people safe, to create memories and support connections with young people's families, their siblings; and you will feel confident and skilled in your role.

You will promote the highest standards of care and wellbeing for our young people and guide and deliver training to foster carers and team members with opportunity to really get to know young people and support them on their journey. By thinking therapeutically and creatively (with and for) young people and ensuring best practice, you will make a real and lasting difference. You will be part of a team that values relational- based practice where this is the heart of all that we do!

You will need:

-A degree in social work or equivalent and experience of safeguarding/ public protection is essential.

-Experience of family placement and/or PQ training would be an advantage.

-Registered or willing to be registered with SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council )

Experience of assessing, supervising and supporting foster carers

-Strong commitment to work within our therapeutic framework to support the needs of children.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Anne Marie Wilson .uk

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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  • Job Reference: 372757925-2
  • Date Posted: 14 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Appcastenterprise
  • Location: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent