Qualified Social Worker - Fostering Service
Ref no: 3386-4105
Main Grade: £29,577 - £32,233 p.a, + recruitment & retention package of £5000 over 6 years
Higher Grade: £35,744 - £39,880 p.a.
37 hours per week
Are you a motivated, enthusiastic, passionate with a 'can do' attitude who shares our passion for improving children's and young people's lives?
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
We are seeking a qualified and suitably experienced Social Worker to join our Fostering Service. This is an ideal opportunity to develop specialist knowledge within the fostering sector. You will have the autonomy and responsibility to really make a difference.
We currently have an opportunity for a social worker in the following area:
- Supervising and supporting approved foster carers
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a qualified social worker and be registered with Social Work England. You will have suitable post qualifying experience in children and families work - experience of working with looked after children and foster carers would be an advantage and an understanding of models of therapeutic parenting.
What you'll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.