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Fostering Social Worker (3811)

Fareham, Hampshire
Circa £33,000 per year plus on call allowance
Hours – 37 hours per week
Finding safe and loving homes for vulnerable children and young people.

 

The role

Our Wessex Fostering service in Hampshire provides long and short-term foster placements predominantly for children aged eight years and over. We continuously aim to provide safe, secure and stable family placements within the community so that young people can experience a positive model of life and for the future. We want to fully understand our children and young people in order to provide a tailored plan to support their needs and ensure they are able to build positive relationships with others.
We are a small, developing fostering service, located in Fareham but covering the Hampshire and surrounding areas. Your base will be in the Fareham office.

You will be responsible for providing professional supervision and developmental support to foster carers, including advice and guidance to fostering families.  You will be part of a small team and will have had exposure to managing multi agency partnerships.  This position also requires a strong understanding of the therapeutic model including PACE.

You will be required to provide telephone on call support for our foster carers which is currently up to a maximum of 4 nights per month (approx.) for our England wide on call service.
Our team including foster carers are trained to a high standard; understanding attachment and trauma work along with specific interventions

We are looking for a Fostering Supervising Social Worker to join our team working 37 hours a week. This will be mainly Monday to Friday during the day but there will be some flexibility required to meet the needs of the service which will include some evening and weekend working. This is office based but there maybe the possibility of home working.

You will be responsible for providing professional supervision and developmental support to foster carers, including advice and guidance to fostering families.  You will be part of a small team and will have had exposure to managing multi agency partnerships.  This position also requires a strong understanding of the therapeutic model including PACE.
You will be required to provide telephone on call support for our foster carers which is currently up to a maximum of 4 nights per month (approx.) for our England wide on call service.
Our team including foster carers are trained to a high standard; understanding attachment and trauma work along with specific interventions

You will make a difference by:


- Providing professional supervision and development support.
- Being part of an Out of Hour Service providing support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Being part of an aspirational fostering team of social workers.
- Upholding the core values and beliefs of Action for Children.
- Delivering training to foster carers and their support network.


You will need:


- A Degree/Diploma in Social Work or equivalent.
- Current HCPC registration.
- Supervisory experience in a regulatory environment.
- Ability to keep the service regulatory safe.
- Strong ethos of keeping the child at the centre.
- Strong sense of ability to support therapeutic needs of children.
- A strong career history and experience of fostering services.
- Access to a vehicle due to travel being required across Hampshire.


The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.
Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.


For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.


For more information, please contact Maria Sorrentino on 07917482469 or email recruitmentservice@actionforchildren.org.uk


We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

 


 
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Location
Fostering Wessex
The Round House, Newgate Lane, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 1JD
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  • Circa:
    £33,000
  • Department/Division:
    England North
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    10 July 2020
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