Jobs with Care Today & Parallel Parents

We are always looking for new opportunities to develop with like minded professionals.

We employ a wide range of staff including social workers, support workers, residential care workers, residential home managers, therapists, teachers, support staff and education specialists.

We are proud to say that Parallel Parents has been awarded Investors in People Gold in recognition of the career development opportunities they give to all their staff and carers.

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Current Vacancies

Residential Care Workers


Do YOU want to make a difference?
Are you looking for a rewarding, flexible job that ties in with your own commitments?
Seeking the opportunity to grow and progress within your career?
Earn between £19,000 and £21,000 per annum, dependable on experience!
We have both full time (40 hours per week) and 'as and when' positions available within our children's homes. An 'As & When' contract allows you to prioritize your own workload, childcare and commitments, while earning money as and when it suits you! (Shifts subject to availability.) Make a difference to young people's lives, while gaining experience that will look great on your CV! You will be working within a homely setting as part of a team to provide the best possible outcomes for our young people, through mentoring, leisure activities, educational needs, and every aspect in-between. Established in 1994, we are a friendly, family-run agency, with over 30 children's homes and 240 fostering families across the UK. Rated Ofsted OUTSTANDING' since 2010, we are also proud to have been awarded gold in the Investor's in People Awards. A company to grow and develop within, we offer full training, and pride ourselves upon internal progression and promotions, with all of our new staff being automatically enrolled onto their Level 3 Diploma. Please note that ‘sleepovers’ and night work will be required. The advertised salary takes this into consideration.
No previous experience necessary. Areas available: Stockport, Manchester, Stoke, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Liverpool, Buxton If interested, please send your CV to dev@caretodayparallelparents.net or get in touch via the Contact Us page.




Supervising Social Worker- Worcester


We are an independent, family-run, Ofsted Outstanding fostering agency? Do you want to embark upon an exciting new opportunity as a Social Worker, while showcasing your big personality and doing the job you love? Established in 1991, we are a friendly, family-run agency, with over 240 fostering families and 35 children's homes across the UK. Rated Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING' since 2010, we are also proud to have been awarded Gold in the Investor's in People Awards. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified SWE registered Social Worker to join the agency's successful team in Worcester & Gloucester, mostly based from home but as part of the South and Birmingham team on a permanent, full time basis. Our child-centred ethos makes us stand out from the rest, and as our Social Worker you will be offered full training and support throughout your career. Your role will be exciting, varied, and flexible, with no two days ever being the same. You'll operate both independently and as part of a team to build your own caseload, while working directly with the carers and young people within a residential home setting. As a Social Worker you will maintain relationships with their current fostering households, while working to introduce new potential carers to the family We will consider both newly qualified and experienced Social workers, who have a passion for what they do and can demonstrate they advocated for young people. Being self-motivated with professional curiosity and attention to detail you will have a holistic mind-set focused on achieving the best outcomes for young people. The ideal social worker: Must have a background in working with children, preferably in a residential setting too Must already be registered with SWE Must have a driving licence and access to a car for work use Benefits include: Flexible hours A generous mileage scheme Caseload and assessment bonuses You will receive full training and we champion ongoing training and support throughout your career and encourage promoting from within. Please send your CV and Cover Letter for this role to hello@caretodayparallelparents.net




Supervising Social Worker - Manchester


We are an independent, family-run, Ofsted Outstanding fostering agency? Do you want to embark upon an exciting new opportunity as a Social Worker, while showcasing your big personality and doing the job you love? Established in 1991, we are a friendly, family-run agency, with over 240 fostering families and 35 children's homes across the UK. Rated Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING' since 2010, we are also proud to have been awarded Gold in the Investor's in People Awards. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified SWE registered Social Worker to join the agency's successful team in Manchester, preferably North or North west manchestr area. Mostly based from home but as part of the Greater Manchester team on a permanent, full time basis. Our child-centred ethos makes us stand out from the rest, and as our Social Worker you will be offered full training and support throughout your career. Your role will be exciting, varied, and flexible, with no two days ever being the same. You'll operate both independently and as part of a team to build your own caseload, while working directly with the carers and young people within a residential home setting. As a Social Worker you will maintain relationships with their current fostering households, while working to introduce new potential carers to the family We will consider both newly qualified and experienced Social workers, who have a passion for what they do and can demonstrate they advocated for young people. Being self-motivated with professional curiosity and attention to detail you will have a holistic mind-set focused on achieving the best outcomes for young people. The ideal social worker: Must have a background in working with children, preferably in a residential setting too Must already be registered with SWE Must have a driving licence and access to a car for work use Benefits include: Flexible hours A generous mileage scheme Caseload and assessment bonuses You will receive full training and we champion ongoing training and support throughout your career and encourage promoting from within. Please send your CV and Cover Letter for this role to hello@caretodayparallelparents.net




Supervising Social Worker - Hull


We are an independent, family-run, Ofsted Outstanding fostering agency? Do you want to embark upon an exciting new opportunity as a Social Worker, while showcasing your big personality and doing the job you love? Established in 1991, we are a friendly, family-run agency, with over 240 fostering families and 35 children's homes across the UK. Rated Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING' since 2010, we are also proud to have been awarded Gold in the Investor's in People Awards. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified SWE registered Social Worker to join the agency's successful team in Hull, mostly based from home but as part of the Yorkshire team on a permanent, full time basis. Our child-centred ethos makes us stand out from the rest, and as our Social Worker you will be offered full training and support throughout your career. Your role will be exciting, varied, and flexible, with no two days ever being the same. You'll operate both independently and as part of a team to build your own caseload, while working directly with the carers and young people within a residential home setting. As a Social Worker you will maintain relationships with their current fostering households, while working to introduce new potential carers to the family We will consider both newly qualified and experienced Social workers, who have a passion for what they do and can demonstrate they advocated for young people. Being self-motivated with professional curiosity and attention to detail you will have a holistic mind-set focused on achieving the best outcomes for young people. The ideal social worker: Must have a background in working with children, preferably in a residential setting too Must already be registered with SWE Must have a driving licence and access to a car for work use Benefits include: Flexible hours A generous mileage scheme Caseload and assessment bonuses You will receive full training and we champion ongoing training and support throughout your career and encourage promoting from within. Please send your CV and Cover Letter for this role to hello@caretodayparallelparents.net




Supervising Social Worker - Stoke-on-Trent


We are an independent, family-run, Ofsted Outstanding fostering agency? Do you want to embark upon an exciting new opportunity as a Social Worker, while showcasing your big personality and doing the job you love? Established in 1991, we are a friendly, family-run agency, with over 240 fostering families and 35 children's homes across the UK. Rated Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING' since 2010, we are also proud to have been awarded Gold in the Investor's in People Awards. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified SWE registered Social Worker to join the agency's successful team in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford or Cannock, mostly based from home but as part of the Stafford team on a permanent, full time basis. Our child-centred ethos makes us stand out from the rest, and as our Social Worker you will be offered full training and support throughout your career. Your role will be exciting, varied, and flexible, with no two days ever being the same. You'll operate both independently and as part of a team to build your own caseload, while working directly with the carers and young people within a residential home setting. As a Social Worker you will maintain relationships with their current fostering households, while working to introduce new potential carers to the family We will consider both newly qualified and experienced Social workers, who have a passion for what they do and can demonstrate they advocated for young people. Being self-motivated with professional curiosity and attention to detail you will have a holistic mind-set focused on achieving the best outcomes for young people. The ideal social worker: Must have a background in working with children, preferably in a residential setting too Must already be registered with SWE Must have a driving licence and access to a car for work use Benefits include: Flexible hours A generous mileage scheme Caseload and assessment bonuses You will receive full training and we champion ongoing training and support throughout your career and encourage promoting from within. Please send your CV and Cover Letter for this role to hello@caretodayparallelparents.net




Supervising Social Worker - East Midlands


We are an independent, family-run, Ofsted Outstanding fostering agency? Do you want to embark upon an exciting new opportunity as a Social Worker, while showcasing your big personality and doing the job you love? Established in 1991, we are a friendly, family-run agency, with over 240 fostering families and 35 children's homes across the UK. Rated Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING' since 2010, we are also proud to have been awarded Gold in the Investor's in People Awards. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified SWE registered Social Worker to join the agency's successful team in the Nottingham, Leicester, or Coventry area's. Mostly based from home but as part of the East Midlands team on a permanent, full time basis. Our child-centred ethos makes us stand out from the rest, and as our Social Worker you will be offered full training and support throughout your career. Your role will be exciting, varied, and flexible, with no two days ever being the same. You'll operate both independently and as part of a team to build your own caseload, while working directly with the carers and young people within a residential home setting. As a Social Worker you will maintain relationships with their current fostering households, while working to introduce new potential carers to the family We will consider both newly qualified and experienced Social workers, who have a passion for what they do and can demonstrate they advocated for young people. Being self-motivated with professional curiosity and attention to detail you will have a holistic mind-set focused on achieving the best outcomes for young people. The ideal social worker: Must have a background in working with children, preferably in a residential setting too Must already be registered with SWE Must have a driving licence and access to a car for work use Benefits include: Flexible hours A generous mileage scheme Caseload and assessment bonuses You will receive full training and we champion ongoing training and support throughout your career and encourage promoting from within. Please send your CV and Cover Letter for this role to hello@caretodayparallelparents.net




Supervising Social Worker - Birmingham


We are an independent, family-run, Ofsted Outstanding fostering agency? Do you want to embark upon an exciting new opportunity as a Social Worker, while showcasing your big personality and doing the job you love? Established in 1991, we are a friendly, family-run agency, with over 240 fostering families and 35 children's homes across the UK. Rated Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING' since 2010, we are also proud to have been awarded Gold in the Investor's in People Awards. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified SWE registered Social Worker to join the agency's successful team in greater Birmingham, mostly based from home but as part of the South and Birmingham team on a permanent, full time basis. Our child-centred ethos makes us stand out from the rest, and as our Social Worker you will be offered full training and support throughout your career. Your role will be exciting, varied, and flexible, with no two days ever being the same. You'll operate both independently and as part of a team to build your own caseload, while working directly with the carers and young people within a residential home setting. As a Social Worker you will maintain relationships with their current fostering households, while working to introduce new potential carers to the family We will consider both newly qualified and experienced Social workers, who have a passion for what they do and can demonstrate they advocated for young people. Being self-motivated with professional curiosity and attention to detail you will have a holistic mind-set focused on achieving the best outcomes for young people. The ideal social worker: Must have a background in working with children, preferably in a residential setting too Must already be registered with SWE Must have a driving licence and access to a car for work use Benefits include: Flexible hours A generous mileage scheme Caseload and assessment bonuses You will receive full training and we champion ongoing training and support throughout your career and encourage promoting from within. Please send your CV and Cover Letter for this role to hello@caretodayparallelparents.net




Supervising Social Worker - Sheffield


We are an independent, family-run, Ofsted Outstanding fostering agency? Do you want to embark upon an exciting new opportunity as a Social Worker, while showcasing your big personality and doing the job you love? Established in 1991, we are a friendly, family-run agency, with over 240 fostering families and 35 children's homes across the UK. Rated Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING' since 2010, we are also proud to have been awarded Gold in the Investor's in People Awards. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified SWE registered Social Worker to join the agency's successful team in Sheffield, Doncaster or Rotherham, mostly based from home but as part of the Yorkshire team on a permanent, full time basis. Our child-centred ethos makes us stand out from the rest, and as our Social Worker you will be offered full training and support throughout your career. Your role will be exciting, varied, and flexible, with no two days ever being the same. You'll operate both independently and as part of a team to build your own caseload, while working directly with the carers and young people within a residential home setting. As a Social Worker you will maintain relationships with their current fostering households, while working to introduce new potential carers to the family We will consider both newly qualified and experienced Social workers, who have a passion for what they do and can demonstrate they advocated for young people. Being self-motivated with professional curiosity and attention to detail you will have a holistic mind-set focused on achieving the best outcomes for young people. The ideal social worker: Must have a background in working with children, preferably in a residential setting too Must already be registered with SWE Must have a driving licence and access to a car for work use Benefits include: Flexible hours A generous mileage scheme Caseload and assessment bonuses You will receive full training and we champion ongoing training and support throughout your career and encourage promoting from within. Please send your CV and Cover Letter for this role to hello@caretodayparallelparents.net




Supervising Social Worker - Leeds


We are an independent, family-run, Ofsted Outstanding fostering agency? Do you want to embark upon an exciting new opportunity as a Social Worker, while showcasing your big personality and doing the job you love? Established in 1991, we are a friendly, family-run agency, with over 240 fostering families and 35 children's homes across the UK. Rated Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING' since 2010, we are also proud to have been awarded Gold in the Investor's in People Awards. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified SWE registered Social Worker to join the agency's successful team in Leeds, mostly based from home but as part of the Yorkshire team on a permanent, full time basis. Our child-centred ethos makes us stand out from the rest, and as our Social Worker you will be offered full training and support throughout your career. Your role will be exciting, varied, and flexible, with no two days ever being the same. You'll operate both independently and as part of a team to build your own caseload, while working directly with the carers and young people within a residential home setting. As a Social Worker you will maintain relationships with their current fostering households, while working to introduce new potential carers to the family We will consider both newly qualified and experienced Social workers, who have a passion for what they do and can demonstrate they advocated for young people. Being self-motivated with professional curiosity and attention to detail you will have a holistic mind-set focused on achieving the best outcomes for young people. The ideal social worker: Must have a background in working with children, preferably in a residential setting too Must already be registered with SWE Must have a driving licence and access to a car for work use Benefits include: Flexible hours A generous mileage scheme Caseload and assessment bonuses You will receive full training and we champion ongoing training and support throughout your career and encourage promoting from within. Please send your CV and Cover Letter for this role to hello@caretodayparallelparents.net





If  you are interested please send your CV to dev@caretodayparallelparents.net

or get in touch via the Contact Us page. 

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Parallel Parents is an independent fostering agency rated "outstanding" by Ofsted. We have over 20 years of experience and more than 200 foster carers looking after children and young people. We are a family run agency and believe that our child-focussed approach makes us really stand out from other agencies.2nd floor, Landsdowne House, 85 Buxton road, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK2 6LR