Job details

Reference number - 1594-1969

Location - Portsmouth, Hampshire

Salary -  £27,668 to £30,152 + recruitment & retention package of £5000 over 6 years. Higher Grade £33,436 - £37,306 p.a. 

Job type/hours - Permanent 37 Hours per week

Closing date - Midnight 13 May 2018 however we will interview as we receive suitable applications the first of these will be on 24th of May 2018

We have vacancies for 2 year post qualified Social workers who have successfully completed ASYE as well as newly qualified Social Workers and students who qualify this year. We are looking for talented and curious people who want to develop their professional career and to champion best practice.

Posts are available in our Locality Children Social Care Teams; working with Children in Need, Child Protection, Court and some Looked after children. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a co-located Multi-Agency Team in South, Central or North Locality and the Multi Agency Safeguarding hub (MASH).

We also have vacancies in our Through Care Team; working with Looked After Children to support them through to adoption, long term fostering or reunification home to their families, or with our Care Leavers through to independence.  This is an exciting and privileged opportunity to support children and young people in their plans for permanence and to prepare them for adulthood.  

We offer:

  • Two week induction Excellent administrative support for all staff
  • A reduced caseload
  • A Social Work Academy, driving ongoing professional development for staff

As we are committed to supporting our staff in a nurturing environment and successful candidates will have opportunities via training and supervision to progress their career.

As a service we take pride in our work by valuing others, focusing on what's important so that we make a real and positive difference.  Our values are outlined in our Ways of Working and our Guiding Principles alongside our values for children's social care and if they reflect how you are and how you work then this could be the role that meets your expectations of social work.  

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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