Job Description

Supervising Social Worker/ Senior | Salary range SSW £27,000 - £32,000 / Senior SW £29,000 - £36,000 (dependent upon job role / experience) | Full time | Permanent | 40 hours a week | Based in Ringwood.

Consecutively rated Outstanding by Ofsted on four inspections, Blue Sky Fostering are an Independent Fostering Agency; proud of our heritage of being one family. We are at the forefront of practice; experienced in developing therapeutic approaches to ensure young people, who are Looked After, have the continued opportunity to thrive within a family.

We have a number of exciting opportunities for you to become part of our developing team.

By becoming a part of Blue Sky Fostering, you will be provided with exceptional support, geared towards your own development needs, as well as providing you with a caseload weighting which enables real time to build and maintain effective support and relationships with Foster Carers and young people.

If you are a qualified Social Worker; registered with the HCPC, we want to hear from you.

Blue Sky Fostering are looking for an enthusiastic, independent and skilled social worker to work with both therapeutic and mainstream programmes, including parent and child placements. A manageable case load of around 10-13 carers, and work within a dedicated team to improve the outcomes and lives of looked after children.

The Senior Social worker will provide support and supervision to the Social Work team and provide cover for other local Managers i.e. DAM/AM if/when required.  To manage and develop a team of Foster Carers to enable them to provide high quality holistic care for children.       

Working for Blue Sky means embracing each day with a new challenge and new and exciting opportunities, our passion lies in providing the best service to the carers we work with alongside promoting positive and exceptional outcomes for the children in our care.

In return for your service not only will you be working for an employer that really cares but you will also receive the following fantastic benefits:

  • 28 days holiday in your first year (bank holiday days are extra!).
  • Long Service day awarded after every 3 years (up to 12 years).
  • Birthday day off. Good Health days (if you have no sickness within a 6 month period you get a free day off).
  • Auto Enrolment Government Pension Scheme.
  • Fostertalk membership.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Scheme.
  • Private healthcare scheme.
  • OOH Allowance.

Applicants must be HCPC registered, be a qualified Social Worker, be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS, and have a full drivers licence.

Please send your CV to vanessa.bomphrey@blueskyfostering.co.uk and an Application Form will be sent to you to complete.