Join the Team
Children Always First are a well-respected Independent Fostering Agency dedicated to delivering a high-quality service for children, young people and Foster Carers. We have a strong and supportive infrastructure and vibrant team in based in Bromsgrove, covering the West Midlands area.
Our small, family-feel agency operates a therapeutic fostering model based on Dyadic Development Practice (DDP) and Social Pedagogy. Children Always First is the first organisation in the UK to be DDP certified by the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute and prides itself on being an ethical Fostering Agency which truly puts the needs of children first.
What we offer our staff members:
- Competitive Salaries
- Lovely Office Environment
- Flexible Working
- 25 Days Annual Leave
- 6% Matched Pension
- Extensive Training Opportunities
- Full Training in Level 1 and 2 DDP with Dr Kim Golding.
- Business Mileage Allowance
- Involvement in Social Events
- Clinical Supervision with Dr Kim Golding
- Regular Reflective Supervision
All vacancies comply with all COVID-19 safety requirements and all interviews will be completed virtually.
Children Always First encourage social distancing in and outside the office and provide PPE for all staff. The majority of our workforce is currently working from home or in the office on a rota as to keep numbers low. As this role is responsible for safeguarding vulnerable children, risk-assessed, face-to-face visits to foster carers and children remains an essential part of this role.
Supervising Social Worker
We are looking for an enthusiastic, SWE registered Social Worker to join our happy vibrant team. The successful candidate will have experience of fostering and/or children’s services (LAC). They will be joining a small family-feel agency. We operate utilising a Therapeutic Parenting model informed by DDP, PACE and Social Pedagogy.
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Fostering Team Manager
We are looking for a SWE registered Team Manager. The ideal candidate will be positive, motivational and knowledgeable with the ability to lead and support our six Social Workers in our child centred fostering agency. The successful candidate will have experience of fostering, management and supporting change.
Become a Children Always First Panel Member
We are looking to recruit Panel Members for our fostering panel. Panels are usually hosted monthly, and you will be paid a fee for your attendance. The fostering panel provides independent oversight of the recruitment, assessment and review of foster carers and makes recommendations on their suitability to foster.
If you have personal experience of fostering or adoption you would make an ideal Panel Member. We are specifically seeking Panel Members with the following experience.
Someone from an education background.
Someone with recent experience of fostering children in either a mainstream or connected person fostering capacity.
Someone who has personal experience of being a looked after child.
In the first instance please contact us at HR@Childrenalwaysfirst.co.uk for an application form.
If Children Always First is a place you could see yourself working, please email your current CV to our confidential HR email address HR@Childrenalwaysfirst.co.uk and we’ll keep your details on record.