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Social Worker

  • Employer: Southampton City Council
  • Reference: SOU/20/126815
  • Published: Thu 21/05/2020, 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 04/06/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £33,799 - £37,849
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Centre, Civic Centre Road, Southampton, Hampshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced and newly qualified Social Worker within the Protection and Court and CIN Teams.

We know that you care and want to make a difference to children and families. We too care and want to make a difference to the people of Southampton. So why not join us to become a force that is to be reckoned with to ensure an outstanding service is provided to the communities of Southampton?

Why join us? Because we are different! We are open to ideas on how to do things differently. We pride ourselves on taking an innovative approach to working and offer outstanding support to our staff.

Possessing a Social Work qualification (BA/BSc/MA/MSc Social Work, CQSW, DipSW, CSS or CCETSW approved equivalent), you will be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

You will have safeguarding experience, knowledge of and / or experience of the Youth Justice System, be child focused and have worked within statutory social work in children and family services.  The roles are permanent but can be worked on a full or part time basis.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, exhibit ethical and professional responsibility and have a passion for Social Work.

You will be part of a team that are well known for supporting each other, caring about what they do whilst providing a professional service.

For further information about this role please view the job description.

Southampton City Council

We are a leader in local government and are recognised for our innovation, initiative, leadership, service, quality and support for our people. We pride ourselves on employing and retaining quality professionals / staff whilst maintaining a family feel where every employee feels wanted and part of a team.

Our staff are instrumental in delivering our strategies and maintaining effective relationships with our partners in the city. We are therefore searching for Social Workers who can help deliver the vision for the entire city, ensuring we leave a positive legacy for future generations.

We value our employees and provide them with the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected experience. Southampton City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce.

We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Competitive salary
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Weekly lunchtime choir and yoga sessions
  • Mobile working technologies
  • Structured support, guidance and individual / group supervision
  • Recognition for hard work and dedication - Reward Programme
  • Specialist and targeted team resources, enhancing service offer and your role
  • Direct support for teams in daily operations

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Sarah Ward on 023 8083 4823 or email sarah.ward@southampton.gov.uk

Additional information:

This post requires an Enhanced DBS check.

This post comes with a £2000 pa market supplement for experienced Social Workers.

37 hours per week.

It is usual for successful candidates to start at the bottom of the pay grade.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed.  Unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against. Applications are shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria found within the job description for the post. Please refer to the job description when completing your application form and evidence how you meet the required criteria/questions. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications that are made through a third party agency. We cannot guarantee that any correspondence sent from third party agencies will be responded to. To ensure your application is received please apply online at www.careers.southampton.gov.uk

Recruitment contact details: recruitment@southampton.gov.uk

To apply for the position please select the 'Apply for this job' button at the bottom of the page.

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  • Employer: Southampton City Council
  • Reference: SOU/20/126815
  • Published: Thu 21/05/2020, 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 04/06/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £33,799 - £37,849
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Centre, Civic Centre Road, Southampton, Hampshire

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