Qualified Social Worker - Fostering Service - temporary/secondment opportunity for up to 9 months to cover maternity
Main Grade: £29,577 - £32,233 p.a, pro rata + recruitment & retention package of £5000 over 6 years. (£14,788 - £16,116 for 18.5 hours)
Higher Grade: £35,744 - £39,880 p.a. pro rata (£17,872 - £19,940 for 18.5 hours)
18.5 hours per week - hours and days to be discussed at interview
Are you a motivated, enthusiastic, passionate with a 'can do' attitude who shares our passion for improving children's and young people's lives?
Your new role
We are seeking qualified and suitably experienced Social Worker to join our Service. This is an ideal opportunity to develop specialist knowledge within the sector. You will have the autonomy and responsibility to really make a difference.
We currently have an opportunity for a social worker across the fostering service in the
- recruitment and assessment of mainstream foster carers
- support and supervision of mainstream and 'connected person' foster carers
As a service we take pride in our work by valuing others, focusing on what's important so that we make a real and positive difference. Our values are outlined in our Ways of Working and our Guiding Principles and if they appeal then this could be the job for you. Portsmouth have recently received their "Good" Ofsted rating which reflects the excellent work we do with Children and Families in the city.
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.