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Senior Practitioner - Heywood

Reporting to their Team Manager with a team of experienced Supervising Social workers covering the Greater Manchester, Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire.

Location: Heywood

Salary: Undisclosed

Heywood - Home based
Full Time Permanent


  • To contribute to the effective day to day practice of the fostering service
  • Recruit, assess, train and support foster carers, working in partnership with team members to provide a high quality and safe service for foster families and the children/young people they look after
  • Promote great outcomes for children and young people looked after
  • Provide line management to Fostering Support Workers/ SSW’s when required and cover line management responsibility when required
  • Actively engage in and uphold the values of the agency

It is essential that applicants have:

  • Knowledge of the Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004, Children and Families Act 2014 and any other legislation relevant to the needs of looked after children, care leavers and foster carers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient IT skills across all window based applications
  • Ability to analyse information and report on its contents
  • Degree in Social Work, DipSW or equivalent.
  • SWE registration
  • 3 years’ experience of working in fostering/child related social work.
  • Experience of assessing potential foster carers
  • Experience of supervision of students or staff
  • A full driving license

In return, for your experience we offer:

  • Holidays starting from 25 days rising to 28 days
  • PLUS additional holiday purchase scheme
  • Pension
  • “Foster Talk” membership
  • Development opportunities across the company

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is enshrined within Capstone Foster Care’s policy and practice. We expect our employees to share this commitment with us.

Closing Date: Friday 6th November 2020

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