Supervising Social Worker - Fostering

Supervising Social Worker - Fostering


Supervising Social Worker - Fostering (4 days/28 hours per week)

Base Location: Ashurst, near Southampton

Covering Location: Hampshire and surrounding areas

Salary: £30,000-37,000 pro-rata (£24,000 - £29,600)

Benefits: £3,000 Car Allowance, 30 days' Annual Leave (increasing to 35 days with length of service) + Bank Holidays, Company Pension, Life Assurance x2, Employee Discount Scheme, Medical Cash Plan & Free Parking (all benefits to be pro-rata'd)

About Us

Set up in 1987 by a small but passionate group of foster parents, we became the UK's first independent foster care agency. That gives us the benefit of over 30 years' of fostering experience and we're still going strong!

he founder members recognised that looked after children – especially those who’d had very difficult starts in life – needed specialist support. So right from the beginning they put the child at the centre of their thinking and surrounded them with an integrated range of support services. In fact, that's what ISP means: Integrated Service Programme.

Over time, this circle of support has increased to include a whole range of professionals that children and foster parents can tap into, whenever they need to. This includes social workers, fostering advisors, teachers and therapists, who all work with our foster parents and the children they look after, helping them understand and manage even the most challenging situations. This is what’s known as a ‘therapeutic approach’ to fostering and it’s something that we pioneered.

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Role Details

What we need

ISP Ashurst is currently seeking a qualified and experienced Supervising Social Worker who is enthusiastic, committed and has an appreciation of the role of the Foster Parent and their skills.

We ask our Social Workers to take a collaborative approach with Foster Parents in order to promote meaningful and relevant supervision of placements. Experience of working with Foster Parents as professional colleagues and working within a multi-discipline arena is essential, as is holding a full driving licence and having unrestricted access to your own car.

This is a demanding position which includes both a quality assurance role to maintain high standards and a training role to prospective and current carers. You will be an excellent report writer and able to work to strict deadlines.

For an informal discussion please contact Emma Hannett on 07775 668 974.

To be considered for this post, please do apply and someone will be in touch to discuss.

Due to the lockdown situation please note that interviews at this time will be arranged virtually and all successful appointments will be managed pragmatically in line with individual and company needs.