Social Worker (Fostering and Adoption), Strathpeffer - HGH06985 - HGH06985

The Highland Council

  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: HGH06985

Job Description

Post Title: Social Worker (Fostering and Adoption)
Location: Strathpeffer
Hours: 35 hours per week
Duration: Fixed Term (2 years)
Salary: £35,362 - £38,656 p.a. 

This is a secondment opportunity. Please ask for your line manager's permission before applying.

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

This post is under represented in males. Applications from males are encouraged.

Contact Person: Alison Gordon, Tel: 01463 702741

Job Purpose:

Ensuring that National Standards in Fostering & Adoption are met. Recruiting, assessing, supporting and training Foster Carers for the Intensive fostering scheme for the Arach centre in Fodderty and for the off-shoot project in Caithness.

This post was agreed as part of the Placement Services Change Programme. This post will support the programme by recruiting and assessing foster carers for the Intensive Foster Care Scheme across the Highlands.

Please APPLY ONLINE. If you are unable to apply online and you wish to request an offline application pack, please contact Business Support, T: 01955 608279 (24 hour voicemail) quoting post the reference number above.

Please find the Job Description below.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by e-mail, unless otherwise stated. Please check your e-mails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


Social work qualification e.g Dip SW or recognised equivalent

Registration as a Social Worker

Experience in assessing, supporting and working with Foster Carers.

Experience in Children & Families including Child Protection, Looked after Children and Permanency Planning.

Ability to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Highland to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

Applications must be made online at

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