Location: Newport, Gwent
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 25 April 2019
How do we work?
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.
Providing safe, stable foster homes for vulnerable children and young people is a vital part of our work. As a Fostering Social Worker for our sector leading Fostering Wales service you'll train and support Foster Parents to provide stable family homes to young people who have survived trauma so a therapeutic approach is a vital part of our work. You'll also promote and participate in a culture of learning and continuing professional development for carers and staff.
How will you make a difference?
By supporting carers with the daily and hourly challenges and rewards of caring for troubled young people and children.
By delivering excellent, evidence-informed and therapeutic practice as a member of a skilled and motivated team.
By participating in a culture of learning and continuing professional development for carers and staff.
By working closely with the local authority.
By being responsible for your own caseload but also part of a close team.
What will you need?
What are the rewards?
Plus, there's a lot more besides.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.
Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.
If you meet all the criteria and would like to proceed with your application, you'll be redirected to an application form on our website which should only take around 5 minutes to complete. Please have your CV handy to upload. As this job involves working around children, there are some specific questions we need to ask you as part of your application process. Thanks for taking the time to apply and we wish you the best of luck!
Please note: Interviews are planned to be held on Tuesday 7th May 2019.
For more information on this opportunity please contact Atlanta on 07776 659803 or email her at Atlanta.Marcellini@actionforchildren.org.uk
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