Job details

Reference number - 2124-2637

Location - Portsmouth, Hampshire

Salary - Band 6, £20,653 - £23,866

Job type/hours - 2 Years Fixed Term - Full Time 

Closing time/date: midnight on the 27th of January 2019

Applications received after this may not be considered.

Interviews will be held on 1st of February 2019


Education Caseworkers for Looked After Children - Specialism Unaccompanied Minor     

Joining a challenging and supportive team whose priority is in improving outcomes for Portsmouth's Looked After Children and young people you'll be supporting social workers in undertaking Personal Education Plan meetings and the monitoring of the educational progress of all Portsmouth Looked After Children with a focus on unaccompanied minors.

Working on a daily basis with young people, schools, parents and carers to promote the educational achievement of Portsmouth's looked after children; you will be providing direct support to looked after children to enable them to make educational progress. Work will involve providing advice, support and liaison with social workers and carers of those looked after children who are unaccompanied minors needing support regarding school and college applications, school attendance, behaviour and disaffection in Portsmouth and out of city schools.

If you have strong communication skills and the ability to form quick and productive relationships with young people then please apply.

If applying as a secondment you will need permission from your current line manager releasing you for this secondment.  Please state you have this on your application form.


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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