Qualified Social Worker – Fostering Service
Salary: Main Grade: £30,095 to £32,797 p.a (£15,047 – £16,398 pa, pro rata for 18.5 hours). + recruitment & retention package of £5000 over 6 years,
Higher Grade: £36,370 – £40,578 p.a. (£18,185 – £20,289 p.a, pro rata for 18.5 hours)
1 x 37 hours per week
1 x 18.5 hours per week
Please indicate on your application the hours you are applying and whether you are applying for a main grade or higher grade post
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 qualified and suitably experienced social workers 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 opportunities for a social worker in the following area:
- assessment of ‘connected persons’ as both foster carers and Special Guardians.
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. As well as a sound understanding of legislation relating to children, fostering and safeguarding you will have 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.
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.