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Senior Practitioner - Fostering Support Team

Birmingham Children's Trust
£40,221 - £48,474 plus recruitment incentive and retention payment (Terms and conditions apply) - see advert for details
One Avenue Road
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
19/05/2024 at 23:59
Birmingham Children's Trust

It has never been a more exciting time to work for Birmingham Children’s Fostering Agency, as we continue on our journey to implement improvements for our Children, Foster carers as well as our workforce.  Whilst we have been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted we strive to be an outstanding fostering service and looking for a Passionate and Committed Senior Practitioner to be part of Birmingham biggest Fostering Family.

We are seeking a motivated and dynamic Senior Practitioner to join the fostering agency within our Fostering Support Team who will contribute to our whole service journey to outstanding by providing the safest and best outcomes for our Children and Young people.

About you:

  • You should be able to work on own initiative, solve problems and meet deadlines.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership skills and apply them.
  • High level of interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with colleagues / partners/other agencies.
  • Understanding of safeguarding procedures and roles in the protection of children and young people within fostering.
  • To contribute to the fostering agency development and best practice processes in line with key priorities within the Children’s Trust and Fostering agency strategic and operational plans.
  • To lead on specific projects and practice improvements that will enhance the outcomes and experiences of our children in care.
  • To contribute to the management and professional supervision and appraisal of a team of fostering Social Workers.
  • You will have a good working understanding of relevant care planning and fostering legislation and be able to confidently work within the realms of statutory requirements, regulations and national minimum standards.
  • Substantial post qualifying experience and knowledge of working within children and of the needs of children from complex backgrounds.
  • Assessment and report writing skills that are evidence and research based utilising professional curiosity.
  • To support the Team Manager and team/deputise for the Team Manager in his/her absence and participate when required in the fostering agency placements duty service.
  • Proficient skills and understanding of the use of systems
  • Experience of supervising staff/students
  • You must be social work qualified for at least 3 years and registered with Social work England




Our offer to you…

If you are 3yrs post qualified, you will receive a recruitment incentive payment of £1,000 (terms and conditions apply).

You will also receive a retention payment of £200, paid monthly in your pay package for your duration in front-door service (terms and conditions apply).

30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days post 5 years’ service, rising 35 days post 10 years service.

To find out more about the Trust please visit our website birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk

To find out more about our other financial offer and amazing rewards and benefits click HERE

To find out more about Birmingham as a place to live click HERE

Interested, wanting to make a difference to children living in foster carer, then these are the roles for you .

If you would like to know more about the roles please contact

Priscilla Spence – Team Manager – priscilla.spence@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk – Tel: 07712 436 649

Interviews will be held w/c  3rd June 2024

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

We actively deliver services that are culturally responsive to the needs of the children, parents and carers we work with to deliver equality, diversity and inclusivity in all we do. 

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