Supervising Social Worker – Fostering

  • Part time
  • £31,883 pro-rata
  • On site: St John’s Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th June 2024

  • Advertised from 6th June 2024
  • 21 Hours per week. Permanent.


Since developing our teenage fostering service Room 4U in 2017, we have had great success in creating strong relationships with a small, dedicated cohort of caregiving families to ensure we are always working closely in partnership with them to support young people.

We are looking for a new Supervising Social Worker who can play a lead role in developing and expanding our work. To do this you will:

  • Provide direct support to our current foster carers
  • Co-lead the recruitment, assessment and training of new carers.
  • Work with our other teams in Dean and Cauvin to provide additional supports and activities for young people and families.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with young people and:

  • Is skilled and experienced in delivering direct work with children, young people and families.
  • Has a strong understanding of fostering legislation and regulations
  • Is experienced in caseload management, assessment and planning.
  • Able to build strong, trusting and honest relationships with young people and families.
  • Understands child and young person development and trauma-informed practices.
  • Has experience of gaining the views of those we support, measuring impact and reporting on work.
  • Is positive, thoughtful, and rights-focused


Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The minimum educational requirement for this post is a degree or diploma in social work or equivalent.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to:

  • Regular support and supervision
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Training and learning opportunities.
  • Discounted access to our holiday caravan
  • Our Employee Assistance Scheme

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to implementing The Promise and building strong and caring relationships with our young people rooted in our values of Care, Perseverance, Acceptance and Hope. We provide a scaffolding of love and support around them as they take their first steps towards a confident and independent future.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website to download and complete the application and equal opportunities forms.

Completed forms should be sent to by 9.00am on the 27th June 24.

For an informal chat about this role, please contact and we can arrange a call back.