Location: Central Support (Portsmouth)
Salary: £34,149 - £42,741 (inclusive of an on-call Rota)
Contract Type: Full time
Specific Hours: 37.5
Closing Date: 20 May 2023
Who are Fair Ways and what do we stand for?
At Fair Ways we believe in making a difference through passionate care, support and education. Together we aim to build an institution that makes a difference to society and leaves a legacy greater than ourselves and our contributions. Our values sit at the heart of everything we do; we measure our wealth by the difference we make, rather than the profit we make.
Where and when do we need you?
We are looking for a Supervising Social Worker to join our existing dedicated, passionate and professional team. Fair Ways Fostering is a division of Fair Ways, based in Lakeside North Harbour in Portsmouth. We are committed to employing experienced childcare practitioners who have a child-centered approach, are enthusiastic, self-motivated and are willing to undertake training to enhance and develop existing skills and knowledge. Fair Ways fostering team is a relatively small team with Social Workers overseeing smaller caseloads. This allows for relationship-based work, with Social Workers being available and able to respond quickly when needed. As a result, we are confident that our service maintains a family centered approach to ensure that our foster families and young people remain at the heart of our work.
As a Supervising Social worker on our fantastic fostering team, you will be involved in:
The successful applicant will be working 37.5 hours per week working 9-5. This is generally 9-5pm however will involve some evenings and covering the monthly on call service for 1 week once a month. This is a hybrid working post, with an expectation to work from the office once a week on the team day.
All candidates must have a full driving license and have access to the use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure (DBS). This disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.
You and your specialisms
Our community is core to achieving our mission of making a difference through passionate care, and support. The ideal candidate will possess a good understanding of relevant legislative frameworks – Children Act 1989/2004, Care Standards Act 2000 and Fostering Services Regulations 2011. To support this, you will have the following:
Desirable personal skills:
Let us look after you!
Looking after our employees is important to us, and whilst our culture is central to our identity, we also offer a great set of benefits to ensure we are striving to provide the best support to our employees available in the sector.
Next Step: Interested in the vacancy? Apply today! We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.
Full details and application documents here
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