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Qualified Social Worker - main grade

Adult Social Care Jobs, Portsmouth City Council Jobs

Reference: 2788-3538

Job details



Job type

Full time, Permanent


£31,370 - £34,787

Closing date

26/01/2020 11:59 pm

Interviews will be held on 7th of February 2020

What is the purpose of Adult Social care from a service user perspective?

‘Help me, when I need it, to live the life I want to live.’

This post will require weekend working

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 8,000 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

You will be assessing the needs of vulnerable adults and their carer’s, identifying creative and personalised ways to provide support.   Working with a range of people, some of whom will have complex and complicated needs. They will belong to at least one of a number of client groups: Older People, Adults with Physical and sensory Disabilities, Adults with Learning Disabilities.

Triaging cases when on duty, complete Section 42 safeguarding enquires, Continuing care assessments and assessments under The Care Act; Mental capacity Act and Human Rights Act.  You will be working independently and be responsible for making decisions regarding your own case load.

You will maintain records that will belong to the clients that we work with, whilst being viewed by other professionals. You will also record ‘measures’ data on your clients’ case files, providing management with the knowledge to make informed decisions about service improvement.

What you’ll need to succeed

A qualification in social work i.e. Dipsw, MSc, CQSW, or CSS and be registered HCPC as a social worker.

Experience as a qualified social worker as we are unable to accept any newly qualified social workers for this role.

Knowledge of the principles of the Care Act 2014, established assessment skills and a thorough understanding of adult safeguarding legislation and have attended safeguarding training.

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. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. 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.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest and for full job details, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role and you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

If you have any queries, contact Anne Veale, Team Manager or an Assistant Team Manager on 023 9228 3690

You will need to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK. No post will be offered without it.

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

How to apply


Follow the guidance and email your application to


Follow the guidance and send your completed application form to:

Recruitment, Portsmouth City Council,
Floor 1, Core 5, Civic Offices
Guildhall Square

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