Team leader - Supporting Your Futures
The Supporting Your Futures Team works with young people seeking asylum and care experienced young people aged 18-25, supporting and walking alongside as they develop their skills for independence. The team are positive, friendly, fun, and most importantly aspirational for young people's futures.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our Adolescents and Young Adults Service, Supporting Your Futures Team to work with our Care Experienced Young Adults. You will be joining our inspiring and passionate team and will be part of our journey in achieving an outstanding service. This is a really exciting time for Portsmouth as we develop our response to Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Young Adults with the development of Transitional Safeguarding.
Social worker - Children we care for
The Building Your Futures Team supports children and young people who are looked after in foster care, cared for by connected carers or family, and specialist care. The teamwork alongside a wide range of professionals and multi-agencies to support positive outcomes for the children we care for. The team are positive, friendly, fun and most importantly - aspirational for children and young people's futures. Our team are creative, and child focussed and strive for better outcomes for the children we care for.
This post will involve working with Children in Care to support long-term fostering or reunification home to their families, in addition to preparing young people to independence prior to them becoming care leavers. This is an exciting and privileged opportunity to support children and young people in their plans for permanence and to prepare them for young adulthood.
The Early Help and Prevention Service in Portsmouth is a new way of doing things – providing extra practical help with families early on, to stop problems getting worse. We talk with families about the things that are most important to them, what might help and what we can do differently to help them. This is how we start working together with the whole family to help get things back on track.
The role involves working with the 0-19 Early Help team to strengthen plans and support families to make change without statutory intervention. The role includes line management responsibilities. We are looking for someone with considerable experience in direct family work who can support the team with threshold decisions.
The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) was established in 2016 and works collaboratively with colleagues in the Police, Housing, Health, Education, Youth Justice Services, and Probation in determining the most appropriate timely service delivery for children.
You will be part of a group of team leaders based at Civic Offices in Portsmouth, overseeing and supporting the team's Social Workers, Early Help and Tier 2 Coordinators to ensure referred children and their families receive the right level of service and support at the right time and in a timely manner.
You will offer scrutiny, oversight, and support to MASH staff to promote a creative and dynamic workforce committed to ever improving outcomes. You will lead through integrity, promoting equal access and having aspiration, and create positive working relationships across the multi-agency team, with other professionals and with children and their families.
Social Worker (ASYE)
Portsmouth is a fantastic place to practice, and we look forward to supporting you on your Social Work journey during the programme, which is supported via the Stronger Futures Academy. The academy is well established and continually evolves and develops.
Our 12-month ASYE programme provides 'on the job' training to help you understand and unpick the work you are completing. As part of this you will be enrolled into the ASYE Stronger Futures Academy where you will receive dedicated ASYE Academy sessions to support your understanding of the journey & voice of the child, this will include practice sessions to understand and apply models of practice and tools to support you in your work.
In addition, we offer monthly half day study days, funding to purchase your own resources, on-site assessors, peer led action learning sets and reflective practice groups.