Careers

Fancy a career in Foster Care?

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You can see our current vacancies below.


Salary Scale: £30,000 – £37,000
Benefits: £3,000 Car Allowance, 30 Days’ Annual Leave + 8 days Bank Holiday, Pension Scheme
Registration: Stoke-on-Trent
Covering Location: Shropshire

We are looking for a committed social care professional with a sound knowledge of fostering legislation and practice issues who will be able to continue to deliver the same high standards of service.

You will be involved in the recruitment, training and supervision of Foster carers and promoting the welfare of children placed with Orange Grove Fostercare. As a qualified and registered social worker you will have substantial experience of family placement work and preferably experience of foster care practice including the assessment of potential foster carers. A good knowledge of fostering regulations, child care law and safeguarding issues is essential. You will have excellent communication skills and a commitment to high quality practice.

You must hold a valid driving license, own your own car, and be confident to travel across the Shropshire, and occasionally Staffordshire, regions.

For further information please contact Christine Thornton on 01782 645 060.

To apply please submit a copy of your CV to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk; those shortlisted will be asked to complete an application pack ahead of interview.


Salary Scale: Up to £20,335 pro-rata
Benefits: £3,000 Car Allowance, 30 Days’ Annual Leave + 8 days Bank Holiday, Pension Scheme (all benefits to be pro-rata)
Registration: Stoke-on-Trent
Covering Location: Shropshire

Our Orange Grove agency is seeking a committed Family Support Worker to provide direct and indirect support to children and young people living with foster families, alongside birth children and foster carers to promote the stability of foster placements.

The successful applicant will also be responsible for arranging activities and workshops for ‘Looked After’ and Birth children alongside family events and days out. There is an expectation that you will be able to provide succinct verbal and written reports and attend meetings with Professionals from Education, Health and Social Services sectors to support our children’s and young people’s care plans.

To be considered for this role you should have relevant child care experience, ideally within the fostering sector, be able to work flexible hours, act upon your own initiative, and have the ability to relate positively to children, young people, birth families, foster carers, social workers and other associated professionals.

It is essential that you are passionate about improving the lives of children and young people and have a clear understanding of safe care.

You will be attached to the Stoke-on-Trent office. You must hold a valid driving license, own your own vehicle and be confident to travel by car across Shropshire and Staffordshire to visit your families and the office as and when required.

For an informal discussion please contact Christine Thornton on 01782 645 060.

To apply please submit a copy of your most recent CV in the first instance to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk; suitable candidates will then be asked to complete a formal application pack ahead of interview.


Salary Scale: £30,000 – £37,000
Benefits: £3,000 Car Allowance, 30 Days’ Annual Leave + 8 days Bank Holiday, Pension Scheme
Registration: Stoke-on-Trent
Covering Location: South Staffordshire & East Midlands

We are looking for a committed social care professional with a sound knowledge of fostering legislation and practice issues who will be able to continue to deliver the same high standards of service.

You will be involved in the recruitment, training and supervision of Foster carers and promoting the welfare of children placed with Orange Grove Fostercare. As a qualified and registered social worker you will have substantial experience of family placement work and preferably experience of foster care practice including the assessment of potential foster carers. A good knowledge of fostering regulations, child care law and safeguarding issues is essential. You will have excellent communication skills and a commitment to high quality practice.

You must hold a valid driving license, own your own car, and be confident to travel across the Staffordshire and East Midlands regions.

For further information please contact Christine Thornton on 01782 645 060.

To apply please submit a copy of your CV to laura.falen@picscare.co.uk; those shortlisted will be asked to complete an application pack ahead of interview.

We are currently looking for qualified, suitably experienced Independent Form F Assessor. Locations: Nationwide Competitive rates of pay Orange Grove is a well-established, independent fostering provider, committed to promoting positive outcomes for the children and young people in placement. With the help and commitment of our foster carers, we strive to provide these essential foundations for life to over 400 vulnerable children and young people. Together, we open up opportunities for them now and in the future, to learn and to achieve, improving their chances for educational attainment, stability, happiness and health.

The successful candidate will be required to have a DBS Check; the expense will be met by Orange Grove.  Please note previous/current employers will be asked to supply a reference.Applications must be made on our Application Form: CV’s alone will not be considered. An application pack can be downloaded here > Completed applications can be sent to HR@picscare.co.uk Orange Grove is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief. Orange Grove is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

  

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We’re part of the PICS family, a group of independent fostering agencies across the UK. If you can’t find the role you’re looking for here, why not take a look at some of the fostering agencies below: ISP > Fosterplus > Clifford House > PICS >