Qualified Social Worker - Through Care team 2- Children and Families Service
Salary: Main Grade: £29,577 to £32,233 + recruitment & retention package of £5000 over 6 years.
Higher Grade: £35,744 - £39,880 p.a.
37 hours per week
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 a post available in the Through Care Team 2 which works with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Care Leavers, to support them through to independence or reunification to their families. The post holder will be responsible for supporting young people aged up to 25years, during their care journey, and developing their independent living skills.
This post offers a rare and exciting opportunity to join a specialist team providing high quality social work assessment and support to young people who have experienced significant separation and loss, including those who have recently arrived in the UK. You will be at the forefront of development and contribute to the growing knowledge base and research around meeting the complex needs of adolescents and young people.
If you would like to further build your knowledge, skills and ability to engage effectively with adolescents and young people; to promote their resilience, to work through the impact of earlier life traumas and to support their developing skills for successful independent living this could be the role for you.
What you'll need to succeed
An excellent communicator, 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. In addition, you will have 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.
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.