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Fostering North East – Supervising Social worker

Salary: £36,000 per annum

This role attracts a Welcome Bonus of £500

Closing date: 31 March 2024. 

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne.

Hours: 35 hours per week (you will need to work flexibly to meet regulatory requirements for example be part of the 24/7 out of hours duty rota).

The role:

We are looking to recruit a qualified and dedicated Supervising Social Worker to work within our fostering service. You will have a passion for children and young people, excellent organisational skills, the ability to meet deadlines and excellent communication skills. The successful candidate will work closely with foster carers and looked after children and you will supervise a small caseload.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a recognised social work qualification and have professional registration with Social Work England.
  • Have the ability to monitor and comply with all regulatory requirements, including Ofsted and safeguarding.
  • Provide and contribute to support packages for carers and young people.
  • Contribute to effective recruitment, training, support and supervision of carers, their families and young people.
  • Take responsibility for the completion of Form F assessments and their presentation to Panel.
  • Take responsibility for administration in relation to the social work task to include timely and accurate recording of all communications, reports and case recordings on electronic files.
  • Work in close partnership with local authorities and any other agencies connected with the fostering service and looked after children.
  • Be willing and able to travel out of hours to meet the needs of the service.
  • Hold a full driving licence with access to a car for business use.

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If you wish to discuss this role further, please contact Claire Bryden, Registered Manager on 0191 242 4805 

If you would like to discuss further call our recruitment line on 0191 228 8803 or alternative email

Why join St Cuthbert’s Care?

St Cuthbert’s Care is a values-based, registered social care charity, committed to enabling people to reach their personal potential.

The charity’s areas of work include nursing homes for older people, children in care and services for people with disabilities.

We are proud to be the first regional charity in the North East, delivering adult social care as part of our work, to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

Further information on our work can be found in our Annual Review.

We offer our staff a range of additional benefits including:

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, including a day off for your birthday
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Staff savings scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme bonus of £1000
  • Tech scheme
  • Free staff counselling service
  • Blue Light discount offering shopping discounts on thousands of stores
  • Charity workers’ discount
  • Free life assurance
How to apply for this job:

To apply for this vacancy, please complete our online application form. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

If you would like to discuss your application further, please call our recruitment line on 0191 228 8803 or alternatively email

Please note: We are unable to employ candidates requiring international visa sponsorship.