Job details

Reference number - 1540-2065

Location - Portsmouth,Hampshire

Salary - Main Grade £28,221 to £30,755 p.a. + recruitment & retention package of £5000 over 6 years.

Higher Grade   £34,105 to £38,052 p.a.

Job type/hours - Permanent 37 Hours per week 

Closing date - 17:00 29th of May 2018

Applications received after this may not be considered.

Interviews will be held on the 5th of June 2018

The adoption team currently has three components: children -parallel planning/progressing children's plans to adoption; the recruitment, assessment and support of prospective adopters; post adoption support to adoptive families and birth family members involved in adoption.

This is an exciting opportunity as Portsmouth Adoption Service is also working closely with Hampshire, Southampton and the Isle of Wight to develop a regional adoption agency which will increase the number of potential adoptive families available for children and improve the support available to those families across the region.

The current vacancy sits in the recruitment, assessment and support of prospective adopters however there may be opportunities to work in other areas of adoption team according to service need.

You need to be a qualified social worker, be registered with the HCPC and have 3 years post-qualifying experience in working with permanent substitute families preferably including adoption

For an informal discussion please contact Jackie Clark , Adoption Service Leader- Jackie.clark2@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or tel 02392 875294.

How to apply: Please see attached documents at the bottom of the Job page and ensure you fully read and follow the guidance so you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. PLEASE DO NOT JUST SUBMIT A CV.

Closing time/date: 17:00 29th of May 2018

Applications received after this may not be considered.

Interviews will be held on the 5th of June 2018

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the city that works to improve outcomes for children.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures. 

How to apply

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