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Supervising Social Worker

Full Time Position, Lancaster

Salary: £25,000 - £34,000 pa depending on experience.

Must be able to drive and have access to a car. Car allowance paid.

We are looking for a qualified passionate social worker to support our foster carers in the north west of England to provide loving stable homes to children and young people who have experienced trauma. 

The post holder will be based in our Lancaster office, however, they will be required to support carers across the northwest and work closely with our colleagues in Cumbria.  

A driving licence and access to a car is essential. 

You will also be required to participate in an Out of Hours duty rota.

Community Foster Care is a small not-for-profit independent fostering agency. Applicants must demonstrate that they share our values as these are integral to the day-to-day work of our charity. 

We are looking for an energetic, creative and courageous person, who can demonstrate a tenacity and enthusiasm to making a positive difference to the lives of children for whom we care. 

We are a small team and positive relationships are valued. Therefore, it is essential that the post holder is able to work effectively with others with a flexible and adaptable approach – always demonstrating their commitment to working to the highest possible standards and be child centred.

Applicants must demonstrate a comprehensive working knowledge of fostering and child care legislation and safeguarding practices. The role will require the post holder to be involved in the recruitment, assessment, training and support of foster carers. You will be required to support the children we look after to ensure that they are provided with the highest possible standard of care and the best opportunities to achieve all their ambitions.  

Community Foster Care offers excellent working conditions, regular supervision and personal development opportunities. The safeguarding of children is paramount, this post will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

The interviews for the short listed candidates will take place at our Lancaster office - date TBC.

For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact registered manager, Emma Weaver, on 01524 489388 or

Please complete an application form and email it to by 29 June 2018. Alternatively you can post it to Emma Weaver, Community Foster Care, Office 6-2-7, Alston House, White Cross, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4XF.  

Closing date: 29 June 2018

Interviews: TBC