Job details

Reference number - 1597-1914

Location - Portsmouth, Hampshire

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

Job type/hours - 37 Hours per week

Closing date - 22 April 2018

This is a Specialist role supporting unaccompanied minors

Ideally 2 Years Post qualified and successfully completed ASYE or other recognised training

Portsmouth City Council is a forward thinking employer who has successfully secured opportunities to expand its current service and to develop a range of effective interventions in partnership with the Coram Institute and other partner agencies.

This will enable us to continue to build on and develop social work practice to ensure the assessments, interventions and support provided by our social workers is both informed through effective research to promote positive outcomes for young people and is at the leading edge of best practice.

This post offers a rare and exciting opportunity to join a specialist team providing high quality social work assessment and support to Looked After Children who have experienced significant separation and loss and who have recently arrived in the UK.

Being a member of the Unaccompanied Minors Pod in the Through Care Team will enable you to be at the forefront of  service development and contribute to the growing knowledge base and research around meeting the complex needs of adolescents.

You will need to be able to build effective relationships with professionals across statutory, voluntary and specialist services in order to lead the multi-disciplinary package of support and to work closely with young people and their carers.

If you would like to further build your knowledge, skills and ability to engage effectively with adolescents and young people; to promote their resilience, to work through the impact of earlier life traumas and to support their developing skills for successful independent living this could be the role for you.

Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city which offers a range of lifestyle choices in increasingly diverse and culturally rich communities. This role will involve travelling to support young people in placements mostly, in the south east region, during your working day.

Why come and work for us?

  • You have the opportunity to work with a team at the forefront of development in this specialist field.
  • We will provide a tailored induction before you are allocated your own cases which will enable you to shadow and learn from experienced practitioners in the team
  • Responsive, skilled  administrative support for all staff
  • Ongoing generic and specialist training to build your knowledge, competency and skills base
  • Regular personal, case and peer supervision

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. 

Closing time/date, midnight on the 22nd of April 2018

Applications received after this may not be considered.

For full job details and how to apply: Please follow the link and 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.

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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