Website Hampshire County Council
Work location: Totton Hub, Totton (other locations within district can be considered)
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 31 October 2023
Hampshire Children’s Services is rated outstanding by Ofsted. Hampshire County Council’s fostering agency (branded Fostering Hampshire Children) is a local authority owned fostering agency recruiting and supporting foster carers for children who are unable to live with their own families, either until they can return home or, sometimes, until adulthood. There are currently approximately 506 fostering households registered with Hampshire County Council.
Hampshire County Council’s vision is that Hampshire becomes an even better place for children and young people, where all, including those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged, have the best possible start in life and are supported by the whole community to succeed.
Hampshire County Council is investing significantly in the children we care for through our transformational programme, the Modernising Placements Programme. The programme brings foster carers, residential staff, social workers and children and families together to explore the best possible care outcomes for young people.
At the heart of this programme are our foster carers. Hampshire has a successful fostering agency with a large community of foster carers and many initiatives in the pipeline to support them. We are looking for someone to join the West Fostering Team to offer regular supervision to our fosters carers and support those who are caring for Hampshire’s children in care. We are looking for a team player, someone who can work independently but also values being in a friendly and supportive team. As someone who has excellent communication, organisation, and networking skills, you will be part of an established team that strives to maintain the excellent reputation that Hampshire already has.
You will be Line Managed by the Fostering Team Manager or Assistant Team Manager and join a Team of other Social Workers and Child and Family Support Workers
You will have an enthusiasm for continuous improvement and possess confidence in your supervision and problem-solving skills, which you will bring to the role.
You will be a highly motivated and driven individual, with an understanding of professional social work issues and legal frameworks underpinning fostering and Children in Care.
Job Description & Person Specification
please note we will take up references prior to interview.
Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.