Social Worker Childrens Higher Grade (Social and Healthcare Qualified)

Location Portsmouth
Salary £33.00 - £35.50 per hour
Team working with looked After children and Care Leavers so need experience of working within children's services, direct work with children and young people experience needed, preferable experience of working with care leavers and looked after children, role will be working in the office, direct visiting to children and young people and some working from home. There is travel to placements for seeing young people so being able to drive and have own car needed.

You will:
  • Have a Diploma or Degree in social work and be registered with the Social Work England
  • Have a good working knowledge of theory and legislation including the Children act 89/04 amongst others.
  • Be an excellent communicator who is equally comfortable speaking with children and other professionals from external partners and agencies.
  • The ability to converse at ease with clients and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
  • Have excellent accurate written skills, able to write reports and present evidence in a clear and concise way.
  • Have excellent analytical skill to aid you in your assessments.
  • Be someone who enjoys a busy atmosphere who can cope with competing demands and the stresses that comes with them.
  • Be motivated to achieve good outcomes for children and able to demonstrate child focussed practice
  • Have an understanding of anti-oppressive practice and the legislative framework around this.
  • Be a person who wants to be part of the team and actively encourages inter team support.
  • Be computer literate, who is comfortable using MS word, outlook and databases.
  • Have skills in tact and diplomacy - someone who is able to empathise with service users and encourage and foster positive change
  • Be able to consolidate learning in working practice.