Qualified Social Worker - Early Help Team
Salary: Band 10: £35,744 - £39,880 p.a. (Higher Grade)
37 hours per week
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.
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 are committed to working with families to repair harm and relationships. We have been recognised by Ofsted as a "Good" Local Authority, working systemically to provide services improving outcomes for children and their families.
In Portsmouth we believe social work matters, we continue to invest in our front line staff and services drawing on a wide range of skills, sharing expertise with our partner agencies and valuing development and improving practice.
We currently have a post available in the Early Help and Prevention team .The post will involve working with the 0-19 Early Help team to strengthen plans and support families to make change without statutory intervention. The role includes line management responsibilities. We are looking for someone with considerable experience in direct family work who can support the team with Threshold decisions.
What you'll need to succeed
A qualified social worker registered with social work England, you will have experience of managing a team and providing excellent supervision and leadership.
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.