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Portsmouth City Council

Experienced social worker

Full time, permanent
£29,577 to £32,233 per annum
Closing Date: 21/01/2022
Progression to higher grade: £35,744 – £39,880 per annum. We have exciting opportunities for qualified social workers to join the children and families directorate in one of our family support safeguarding teams (geographically based) at Portsmouth City Council.

The right ‘higher grade’ candidate is required to have substantial relevant experience or a ‘main grade’ social worker who has completed their ASYE preferably in a role in children and families, providing interventions with families and safeguarding children.

The candidate will have an opportunity to be based within one of our family support & safeguarding teams, to enable there to be a clear focus on the child and their family’s needs. This will either 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 with the support of your manager.

You will based within the Portsmouth area either at the Civic Offices or at Cosham Office. Portsmouth offers a flexible working pattern, including part time opportunities. During any national restrictions this will be a mixture of home based and office based work however within the initial months there will be more of an opportunity to be office based to work alongside colleagues to get to know your team and processes.