Support Worker - LGBTQ

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUN20211702

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£21,841 - £25,481 Per Annum

Closing date

16 June 2021

Support Worker – LGBTQ  – secondment/fixed term opportunity for up to 18 months due to funding

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

Are you a passionate about supporting young people and their families?

Within this role you will provide support to young adults who are exploring issues, or looking for support relating to their sexuality or gender identity.  You will have experience of working with young people/adults and ideally their families and will be able to demonstrate the practical delivery of high quality support and advice.

You will support the young person and their family to assess need holistically and work with them to develop solutions that improve their experiences and lives. With support of the team, you will ensure that help is provided to families and young people in the most effective way to ensure that the improved outcomes are achieved for children and families

Occasional evening and out of hours working are requirements for this position.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will hold a nationally recognised qualification such as NVQ level 4, or equivalent experience and have an update toe date working knowledge of safeguarding children and young adults, with a particular focus on the issues faced by LGBTQ young adults.   You will be able to demonstrate to a high level the practical delivery of your specialist knowledge and experience.   

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

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, vulnerable adults, 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.


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