Foster Care Social Work Assistant - Ivybridge

BlueSky and Nexus Fostering
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

The role of the Individual Worker with Blue Sky is to support the young person’s progress in the programmes and foster placement through working with them in the community, in leisure activities or at school. Specifically, to provide one to one support to young people, and provide some necessary respite for the carers.

In summary this joint post is for a competent worker to engage in direct, focussed work with children - to build positive relationships with the child, to model acceptable behaviour and help the child to trust and feel safe with adults.

Individual Workers will also be required to support the social workers where required, providing visits to carers to offer support and supervising children at Blue Sky social events. Individual Workers will liaise with the Blue Sky Participation Manager and assist in collating children’s feedback or their engagement in participation projects, such as the children’s newsletter.

About Blue Sky Fostering

We are a three times rated Outstanding by Ofsted independent fostering agency covering the south of England. As a family run regional fostering provider we are small enough to offer individual and comprehensive support to our foster carers, and large enough to offer security and a professional service. Blue Sky values its staff enormously, and training will be provided to enable staff to excel at their jobs and to develop professionally and personally.

As a Blue Sky Fostering employee you will benefit from:

  • 28 days holiday (rising to 30 days after 1 whole leave year of service)
  • Pension
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Cover Laptop / Mobile Phone

If you would like to join a dynamic, passionate and motivated team who care about making a difference to looked after children please apply straight away

Please Note. In order to meet the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, Blue Sky Fostering requires that all applicants have the right to work within the UK.

This position is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosures.