Qualified Social Worker - Through Care team

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: SEP20229585

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£30,095 - £40,578 Per Annum

Closing date

7 October 2022

Main pay grade: £30,095- £32,797

Higher grade: £36,370- £40,578

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 to support children and young people in their plans for permanence and to prepare them for adulthood.
You will be working within the dedicated Through Care Team One. The post will involve working with a case load involving Looked after Children to support through long term fostering or reunification home to their families.  In addition to preparing young people to independence prior to them becoming care leavers. 

What you’ll need to succeed

You will be a highly imaginative and creative individual, coming up with inspirational ideas and at times amazing solutions to the toughest of problems. You will want to explore and utilise to the full the immense capabilities of everything around you. You will have a ‘can do’ attitude and lots of confidence and enthusiasm, you will also have a sense of humour and lots of curiosity. You will be an excellent communicator, you will have a Diploma or Degree in social work and be registered with Social Work England. 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, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and 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.

How to apply: To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “job profile” and “how to apply” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role.   Please ensure you refer to the ‘how to apply’ document when you complete your application as there is information in there that you need to include and evidence in your application for this role.  This is really important or you are likely not to be short listed.  Please ensure you fully read and follow the guidance so you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. PLEASE DO NOT JUST SUBMIT A CV.

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.