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Qualified Social Worker - Early Help team

Children’s Social Care Jobs

Reference: 3397-4119

Job details




Band: 10, Salary: £35,744 - £39,880

Closing date

30/09/2020 5:00 pm

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 looking for highly imaginative and very creative individuals to join our 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 some line management responsibilities, of the Children with disabilities early help team so we are looking for someone with considerable experience, ideally within this field.

We are committed to professional development and will provide training for the successful candidate.  If successful you will be joining lively, challenging and supportive teams whose priority is in improving outcomes for Portsmouth’s children and young people.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have a diploma or degree in social work and be registered with Social Work England.  You will be an excellent communicator with a good working knowledge of theory and legislation including the Children Act 89/04 amongst others.  With experience of managing a team you will understand how families can be supported outside of statutory intervention through restorative practice and early help.

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.

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.

For further details on the role as well as information on how to apply, please click on the links below.

How to apply


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