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Portsmouth City Council

Qualified social worker - Fostering service

Full time, permanent
£30,095 to £32,797 per annum (£15,047 – £16,398 pa, pro rata for 18.5 hours) (Higher Grade: £36,370 – £40,578 p.a. (£18,185 – £20,289 p.a, pro rata for 18.5 hours)
Closing Date: 30/06/2022
Positions available: 1 x 37 hours per week 1 x 18.5 hours per week

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 assessment of ‘connected persons’ as both foster carers and special guardians.

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.
Portsmouth City Council

Experienced social worker

Full time, permanent
£30,095 - £32,797 per annum (progression to higher grade: £36,370 – £40,578 p.a.)
Closing Date: 29/07/2022
We have exciting opportunities for qualified social workers to join the Children and Families directorate in one of our Family Support and Safeguarding teams (geographically based) in Portsmouth City Council.

The right higher grade candidate is required to have substantial relevant experience or a main grade social worker who has completed their ASYE preferably in a role in Children and Families, providing interventions with families and safeguarding children.

The candidate will have an opportunity to be based within one of our Family Support and Safeguarding teams, to enable there to be a clear focus on the child and their family’s needs. This will either be working to provide support under children in need or in need of protection where necessary or when children have come into the care of Children’s Social Care. You may be involved in working families under public law outline (PLO) or within care proceedings.