Team Fostering: Current Vacancies - Children and Young People's Worker (North East)

Children and Young People's Worker (North East)

6-Month Fixed Term Contract

Based at: North Shields or Middlesbrough

Full Time - 37.5 hours per week (This role will involve some evening and occasional weekend working)

Salary: £26,683.81 to £30,324.54 per annum (Please note we do not operate a performance related reward system or automatic incremental payments.)

We offer hybrid working which includes a blend of home and office working with a minimum of one day per week in our office.


Team Fostering is an ethical not for profit fostering agency with a strong reputation and track record for providing high quality, value for money fostering placements for looked after children. We pride ourselves on our values and we expect our staff to commit to and demonstrate these values in their everyday work. 

As part of our continued growth, and as an agency committed to putting children’s futures first we are seeking to enhance our support offer to children and young people living with our fostering families.  We would welcome applications from skilled professionals who have experience of working directly with children and young people who will be able to support them at times of crisis and plan support packages.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • An understanding of the challenges that children and young people face and the barriers to success
  • Strong advocacy skills
  • An ability to relate well to children and young people and to use a variety of strategies to engage them and help overcome disaffection and low self esteem
  • The ability to use initiative successfully within a team and when working alone
  • Strong mediation skills
  • An understanding of safeguarding issues
  • A can-do attitude and a willingness to learn

PLEASE NOTE: In order to fulfil the travel requirements of the post, we can only consider applications from individuals who hold a valid driving licence and have access to a car.

In return we offer an exceptional range of employee benefits including:

  • 30 days annual leave plus 8 days bank holidays
  • A blend of home and office working
  • A wide range of flexible working arrangements to support a good work life balance
  • Flexi time
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee assistance membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life assurance cover
  • Learning & development opportunities to support your continuous professional development

For an informal chat about the post, please call Lisa Leggatt (Education and Support Service Manager) on 07584 489620. 

Team Fostering strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.   We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented within the agency.

To apply, please complete an Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form (available below) and return to no later than 9am on Monday 26th February 2024.

Please note Team Fostering does not accept CV’s.

1. Job Description

2. Person Specification

3. Role Benefits 

4. Application Form

5. Equal Opportunities Form

6. A Guide to Completing Your Application Form

Closing Date: 9am on Monday 26 February 2024

Interviews will be held on Friday 22 March 2024


This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. 

Please note if you are shortlisted for interview, we will contact you via the email you have provided. Please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Thank you for your interest in Team Fostering and taking the time to apply for this position.

We are not currently accepting applications via employment agencies.