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Independent Social Worker HCC55611

Job Details:


Salary Range: £2,500 per assessment completed
Work Location: Countywide, Hampshire
Closing Date: 16 May 2021
Contact details for an informal discussion: Maria Cabral or Vikki Mackinnon at isw.adoptsouth@hants.gov.uk


Are you interested in becoming an Independent Social Worker for Adopt South? 


The regional adoption agency for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton are looking for Qualified Social Workers to complete Prospective Adopters Assessments (PARs). For further information about Adopt South, please visit our website.


What do you need?



  • Social Work Qualification and registration with Social Work England
  • Significant post qualifying experience (minimum of 3 years)
  • Access to a car and driver’s license 
  • Public and professional indemnity insurance as an Independent Social Worker


We need you to be available to undertake a Prospective Adopters assessment within government timescales (4 months) and offer visits to prospective adopters’ in the evenings, daytime or weekends depending on the applicant’s availability.


The role holder is required to travel to various locations within Hampshire [and the Isle of Wight or other local authority], and it is essential they have a current drivers licence and access to a reliable vehicle on a regular basis. 


What do we offer?


  • Face to face supervision and telephone support
  • £2,500 per assessment completed


(If the assessment is not completed due to applicants withdrawing or being closed an agreement to the amount paid is outlined in the contract depending on the amount of work completed for example 50% of fee paid of 50% of assessment work completed).


If you are interested, please contact Maria Cabral or Vikki Mackinnon at isw.adoptsouth@hants.gov.uk for an informal discussion. To apply, please select 'apply now.' 



Vetting Requirements:

Please note this post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.




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.



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