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Portsmouth City Council

Social worker - Family Support and Safeguarding teams

Full time, permanent (Part time hours considered)
Main grade: £33,945 - £36,647 p.a. plus recruitment and retention package of £5,000 over 6 years // Higher grade: £40,220 - £44,428 p.a.
Closing Date: 24/07/2024

We have exciting opportunities for qualified social workers to join our Children and Families directorate, in one of our Family Support and Safeguarding teams based in Portsmouth City Council. We have been recognised by Ofsted as a "Good" local authority with "Outstanding" for our Family Safeguarding and Support teams.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be based within one of our Family Support and Safeguarding teams. Within this team you will be working to provide support under children in need or in need of protection where necessary, or when children have come into the care of Children's Social Care. You may be involved in working families under Public Law Outline (PLO) or within care proceedings. All of this will be undertaken with the support of your manager.

You will be supported in your practice by your service and team leaders, your peers and our Stronger Futures Academy. You will be offered restorative practice and motivational interviewing training in your first year of employment and we have a comprehensive continuing professional development pathway to meet the standards of Social Work England.

Portsmouth City Council

Independent reviewing officer

Part time, permanent
£49,497 to £53,658 per annum full time, pro-rata for part time
Closing Date: 28/07/2024

The service

The Children and Families Service Quality Team provide support, scrutiny and oversight for our children on child protection plans and the children we care for. We are embarking on the next stage of our ambitious and innovative 'Stronger Futures' strategy to transform the way we deliver the best outcomes with local families, by continuing to improve towards 'outstanding' and achieving financial sustainability. Our strategy focuses on achieving excellent early help, excellent family practice and excellent care.

The role

You will deliver independent oversight and monitoring of children and young people's plans and interventions, to ensure there is high quality, timely and effective multi agency work being undertaken that will address need and achieve positive outcomes. You will provide constructive professional feedback to promote good practice and to ensure that children's care plans are progressed with pace. You will chair review meetings, develop relationships and consult with children, young people, parents and significant others, and have oversight of the care planning process. You will work with other IROs and be involved in business planning and working with other agencies in the city.