Qualified Social Worker

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: FEB20212313

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£32,233 - £35,744 Per Annum

Closing date

11 March 2021

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

You will assess the needs of vulnerable adults and their carer’s, identifying creative and personalised ways to provide support. You will be 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. Portsmouth City council is committed to integration. You will continue to work with our co-located Health professionals and other Health partners to ensure successful outcomes for our clients. You will triage 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. You will engage in training in the Vanguard Method of Systems Thinking in order to help you find ways to promote what is valuable to the people that we work with. The safeguarding of adults is an important and integral area of your work, requiring use of the legal framework as well as local safeguarding policy and procedures. You will be fully conversant with statutory legislation and guidance, and demonstrate that you implement this in your day to day practice.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will need a qualification in social work i.e. Dipsw, MSc, CQSW, or CSS, along with registration with Social Work England as a social worker. You will need to demonstrate substantial post-qualifying experience as a social worker and knowledge of the principles of the Care Act 2014, as well as established assessment skills. To be successful you will need to have a thorough understanding of adult safeguarding legislation and have attended safeguarding training. You will also need a full understanding of, and commitment to, embedding personalisation in all aspects of social care. You should demonstrate the ability to prioritise work in a varied case load independently, good evidence based recording skills, and confidence during conflict situations. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post, as is the ability to work on your own initiative, organise your own work load and work under pressure in response to competing demands and changing priorities. You will need experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment.

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

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 you complete the application in its entirety and address the points of the job profile in the Personal Statement section of the application.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.