Project Worker - Educationalist

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The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are dedicated to creating a better future for fostered children and young people. We bring together everyone who is involved in their lives, leading, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to make foster care better. Together with our members and supporters we are a powerful catalyst for change, and we’ve been shaping and influencing the fostering agenda for more than 40 years.
Salary: £22,138 - £33,206
Place of work: 40 Montgomery Road Belfast BT6 9HL
Hours: 36 hours per week
Fixed Term until March 2023

We are currently looking for a project worker to help us deliver the Health and Social Care Board commissioned Fostering Attainment and Achievement service. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a multi- disciplinary team to deliver an education service to help improve the educational outcomes of looked after children in foster care.

As part of the team you will deliver educational supports to children and young people in foster care and support foster carers to engage with the education system to enable them to nurture every child’s potential.

With a third level qualification in education or youth work or equivalent experience you will be a highly motivated self-directed individual able to work on your own initiative, with an understanding of issues relating to foster care and meeting the educational needs of looked after children. Your ability to develop effective working relationships, to design and deliver programmes of training and support, resources and activities will help to meet identified need. Your excellent communication and engagement skills will ensure the project is delivered in an inclusive and participative manner.

 Closing date: 29 October 2021, 17.00

Interviews will take place via ZOOM - 08 November 2021.

 CV’s will not be accepted.

To apply please see below and email your application form to Please also complete the equal opportunities form (SurveyMonkey).

Your application will be assessed against the person specification attached to the job description. Your supporting statement should address each point of the person specification separately, giving details and examples of how your knowledge, experience, skills, abilities and achievements meet each of the specified areas.

The Fostering Network is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and especially encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented. All applicants are treated equally and selected on the basis of individual merit and ability to meet the requirements of the role. Additionally, we consider family-friendly flexible working arrangements within the role descriptions