Supervising Social Worker – Foster Careline – Blackpool, Lancashire

Supervising Social Worker – Foster Careline

Five Rivers Child Care Ltd

Blackpool, Lancashire


Start a rewarding career with Foster Careline. We are looking for a Supervising Social Worker to join our team. Foster Careline is part of the Five Rivers Child Care Group. Five Rivers Child Care is a Social Enterprise committed to transforming the lives of children and young people through reinvesting their surplus in children’s futures.

We are seeking to appoint a Supervising Social Worker to provide support to our Foster Carers throughout the Northwest. Reporting into the office rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, your role will be one of importance to carers and children.

Our Supervising Social Worker’s days are varied and interesting, you will be able to follow a flexible structure whilst supporting our foster carers, holding realistic caseloads and be able to provide high level of supervision, monitoring, and intervention of this,

You will be working within a Trauma informed practice model where we can support and follow therapeutic practice.

You will have the opportunity to complete Form F Assessments, be part of our Children & Young people’s participation and strategy events and be part of our out of hours service where you will support our foster carers on a rota basis.

​Our leadership team will invest in your progression as a professional in the childcare sector. Not only do we source and deliver up to date training opportunities, but we also prioritise and discuss your personal development goals to ensure you’re getting the most out of your career. We know how important it is that we look after you, so you can look after the foster carers and children who need you, and that’s one of the key reasons we were named Employer of the Year at the National Children and Young People Awards 2021. ​

Our young people may have had many adults come in and out of their lives, often adding to their trauma. Therefore, we are looking for committed and dedicated people that want to continue their career with a therapeutically based organisation and leading independent fostering agency.

​For newly qualified social workers you will have access to the ASYE programme, formal CHARMS training as well as access to our peer and group clinical supervision provided by a qualified psychologist. You will have opportunities to integrate with our clinical, education and residential services. We also like to promote from within so you will have access to career progression opportunities

​About Five Rivers

​​Foster Careline is a subsidiary of Five Rivers Child Care we are a Social Enterprise who have been turning children’s lives around since 1989.

We’re committed to ensuring that foster carers are recruited, supported, developed, and rewarded for the crucial role they take on when they become part of the Five Rivers fostering family.

Our Team at Foster Careline

We are team of 12 and our team is growing, we have a dedicated and professional team with years of expertise working with CIC and Local Authorities. In addition to our permanent members of staff, we also have independent workers and panel members.​We offer fostering and foster care services in Liverpool, Lancashire and surrounding areas, including Southport, Preston, Blackpool, St. Annes, Morecambe, Lancaster, Wigan, Chorley, and Warrington. Also, in the Merseyside area including Runcorn, Widnes, Wirral, Knowsley, and St. Helens


Our full-time hours are 37 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 9am -17:00pm and Fridays 9am – 16:30pm

You will be expected to be in our office as a minimum of 1 day per week

The role is full time over 5 days per week.

​Why Foster Careline?​

  • 25 days plus 8 bank holidays annual leave allowance​
  • £4500 Car Allowance (on top of the annual salary) ​
  • On-going training and learning through our Learning & Development Team​​
  • We are committed to your development – we hold a Gold Investors in People Award​
  • Simply Health Medical Cash Back Scheme​
  • Perk Box High Street Discounts​
  • Ongoing training and support from in house and external trainers​
  • Employee Support Programmes      ​
  • Enhanced company pension scheme (4% employer contribution) ​
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme​
  • Long service and recognition scheme


  • Good written and IT skills.​
  • Able to communicate with children, colleagues, and external customers. ​
  • Able to actively listen to others.​
  • Formal Social Work Qualification
  • Valid Driving Licence
  • Have the Right to Work in the UK

​​If you have experience working within Fostering or simply have the passion to make a difference, we would love to hear from you!

​Please do not delay in applying. Apply directly and fill out an application form or call the recruitment team on 01722 435750 (option 2) for more information.

​To view the role profile in full, please click 'apply'

​Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People. Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and a DBS check.​

​We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.​

​Five Rivers is a Gold- accredited Investor in People. In 2021 we were named Employer of the Year award at the National Children and Young People Awards. Why? Find out here:​​​


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