Job details

Reference number - 2601 - 3240

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - £28,785 to £31,370

Job type/hours - Permanent, full time, 37 hours per week

Closing date - 17.00pm, 17 September 2019

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

Are you a highly experienced, restorative practitioner with a passion for working with children and families with a range of challenges? Are you able to demonstrate excellent supervision and management skills, which support and empower frontline staff to make positive changes with families? Do you understand the challenges families experience and have the ability to work with practitioner to problem solve creatively? If so, you might be the person we are looking for.

As part of the multi-agency leadership team, the post holder will supervise Family Workers (and specialist family workers) to ensure that high quality help is provided in the most accessible way to our families and young people. The post holder will oversee work to engage families and young people, to assess need holistically and work with them to develop sustainable solutions. Working with a within a restorative framework, frontline work will improve the ability of families to achieve better outcomes for their children. This post-holder will ensure that information, advice and guidance is provided to families and young peoples in the most effective way.

You will ensure that assessments are of high quality and completed in a timely way, that plans are child centred and that actions are 'SMART'. Securing progress with families will ensure that improved outcomes are sustainable and reduce demand on statutory child protection and other specialist services.

What you'll need to succeed

You will have experience of working with children, young people and families who have a range of complex challenges.  In addition you will have a nationally recognised qualification or equivalent experience as well as an up to date working knowledge of safeguarding children and be able to demonstrate an ability to monitor and support staff safely. 

What you'll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the "Job Profile" and the "How to apply" document to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

How to apply

You can apply by post or email. Please see the 'How to apply' document below.