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Fostering Support Worker

As a Fostering Support Worker you are responsible for the kinship of foster carer’s connections with all their connected persons.

Being a Fostering Support Worker

You will act as an advocate for the foster carers within the wider social work team. You will also guide them through their learning and development, emotional support and support them through their regular supervisions, similar to the supervising social worker role, without assessment and reviewing responsibilities.

About the workplace 

This is a paid role where you’ll work within the fostering service. 

In Wales, fostering services must be registered with Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW), who register, inspect and take action to improve the quality of care services throughout Wales. 

Getting started as Fostering Support Worker 

You will need supervision skills, accurate report writing and recording, time management, a full driver’s licence and flexibility in working hours.

Required Qualifications 

No qualifications needed.

Training programmes

If you’re considering a career in care, we have a range of training programmes available to help you get started.

Find a job in care

If you’re thinking of a career in care, take a look at our jobs portal to get an idea of the type of roles available.