Qualified Social Worker - Through Care team - Children and Families Service
Ref no: 3134-3822
Salary: Main Grade: £28,785 to £31,370 + recruitment & retention package of £5000 over 6 years.
Higher Grade: £34,787 - £38,813 p.a
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
We currently have posts available in the Through Care Team One and Two.
In Through Care One the post will involve working with Looked after Children to support through long term fostering or reunification home to their families. In addition to preparing young people to independence prior to them becoming care leavers.
In Through Care Two the post includes working with Care Leavers and or Unaccompanied Minors.
These are exciting and privileged opportunities to support children and young people in their plans for permanence and to prepare them for adulthood. It is very rare to have a vacancy in these well established teams
What you'll need to succeed
We are looking for highly imaginative and very creative individuals, often coming up with inspirational ideas and at times amazing solutions to the toughest of problems.
You will have a Diploma or Degree in social work and be registered with Social Work England. Evidence of post qualifying experience would be an advantage. You will have experience of working in a social care setting, this can include placements and a good working knowledge of theory and legislation including the Children act 89/04 amongst others
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.