Social Worker Family Placement & Fostering Darlington

Posted 22 October by Medicare First
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Family Placement Opportunity Darlington

Are you looking for a fresh role?

Do you have a passion for fostering?

Can you intervene and promote positive change?



Look no further, Medicare has the role for you!

Medicare First is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated social worker to work full time working within the Family Placement Service based in Darlington. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children's services and be registered with the HCPC.


The pay rate for this locum social worker job is £25-26per hour and is an initial 3-month contract.

About the Role

The Family Placement Service in Darlington is responsible for the recruitment, training, assessment and support of foster carers, connected carers and adoptive parents. Social Workers within the Family Placement Service work closely with child care Social Workers to ensure that children and young people are matched appropriately with their carers or adoptive parents.

The work within the service is interesting and rewarding and will give the successful applicant the opportunity to develop skills in the areas of fostering and adoption.

We firmly believe investment in training is crucial to effective social work practice, and we recognise career progression is important to Social Workers..

Benefits of working for Darlington

The successful Social Worker will benefit from working with an experienced staff team and can make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people.

Darlington understand that Social Workers want to be able to enjoy work-life balance, which is why we are investing in our social work tools including a new case management system and agile working, to enable us to increase capacity and offer a caseload of less than 18 children.


To be Considered for the role you must have the following:
Degree or equivalent in social work
Current HCPC registration
Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services
2 years post qualified with experience within local authority child protection teams

Benefits of working with Medicare First:
Your own personal consultant
Regularly meetings and visits with your consultant
Quick and Easy Registration Process
An excellent referral scheme of £250 for each successfully placed referral
If this sound like a role for you then please Apply today

Reference: 36421446

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