Qualified Social Worker

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: APR20229459

Job details


St Mary's Community Health Campus

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£32,297 - £40,578 Per Annum

Closing date

19 June 2022

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

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic qualified practitioner considering a new challenge within a multi professional team who value the social work role within this setting. As a valued member of A2i you will be supported to develop your abilities in assessment and identification of needs for those presenting with mental health concerns. The service will support your training and development which may include therapies and approaches.

In this role you will carry out Care Act assessments and Mental Capacity assessments. You will assess the needs of people with a range of mental health problems and complex needs, and their carers and arrange/deliver care which meets those identified needs. The post holder will work with a wide range of services and agencies including the police, housing, GPs, residential/nursing homes, domiciliary care agencies, psychiatric hospitals, substance misuse services, homeless services, CCGs, CQC and local charities.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will be a qualified and registered social worker, with substantial experience as a qualified social worker. You will have a good knowledge of Adult Social Care eligibility criteria, excellent assessment skills and previous experience of working with individuals with mental health difficulties. You will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of legislation and a full understanding of and commitment to embedding personalisation in all aspects of social care.

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.

What next


If you would like to discuss the position further, please call Hannah Anderson, Clinical Manager on 0300 1233921 or email hannah.anderson@solent.nhs.uk

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Suitable applicants will be interviewed as they apply.


Interviews will be held on 28th June 2022

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