Support Worker – Bishop Auckland

Our staff are an integral part of our success and due to internal promotion, we are seeking to recruit a Support Worker to join our North East Team.


Bishop Auckland, County Durham (DL14)


We are a progressive organisation who promote a friendly and supportive working environment, where you will be rewarded for your hard work and results.

As well as a competitive annual salary (up to £24,000 dependent on experience) plus a very generous car allowance. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including 31 days Annual leave plus bank holidays, 35 hour week, up to 5% contributory pension, occupational sick pay, private health care, dental care, employee assistance programme, enhanced maternity pay, life assurance, long service awards, childcare vouchers and free office parking.

The Role

This role includes specific tasks in relation to the management of foster carers, supporting foster carers in their care of children, direct work with children and young people, facilitating and supervising contact between children in care and their birth families, organising events for foster carers and children.   A key part of the role will be responding quickly in times of crisis to support foster carers with the challenges of looked after young people, therefore flexibly will be required.    Completion of written feedback to the  Social Worker within specific timeframes relating to the support visit completed.

Please see the full job description listed below for further details.

Ideal candidates

The successful candidate will have a basic knowledge of the effect of the care system on children/young people,  experience of working with young children and a basic knowledge of foster care practices.   You will be able to work closely and cooperatively with colleagues, have good communication skills, a professional approach to working with children, young people and foster carers, willingness to extending your knowledge and skills and a genuine desire to fulfil the responsibilities of an evolving role.   Travelling is an integral part of this role including transporting children on occasions therefore a full clean driving licence is required.

The Children’s Family Trust is an equal opportunities employer and committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, ensuring that they are kept safe. As you will be in an environment which involves child protection and working with Looked After Children, you will need to be covered by DBS clearance, which the Trust will undertake. This position is also subject to receipt of satisfactory references.

How to apply

To apply please email your CV to

If selected for interview candidates will be required to complete an Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form available from our website. We are a great company to work for and this is a rare opportunity to make a ‘real’ difference in children’s lives. To read more about our unique history, please click here.

Closing Date: 28th February 2020

Job Description: CFT Support Worker JD 2020

Application Form: CFT Staff Application Form

P037 Recruitment Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form March 2017