Social Worker Childrens-Safeguarding

Location Portsmouth
Salary £33.00 - £35.50 per hour
37 Hours per week
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, 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.
In Portsmouth we recognise and believe that social work matters and so we continue to invest in our front line staff and services to improve outcomes for our most vulnerable families.
Who are we looking for?
Talented and curious people who want to develop their professional career as a qualified social worker and to champion best practice.
"I find my job to be rewarding and challenging. I really enjoy the face to face work and the variety - no one day is ever the same. I cannot envisage a time when I would want to leave PCC or change my job." Julia, HG Social Worker
As a service we take pride in our work by valuing others, focusing on what's important so that we make a real and positive difference. Our values are outlined in our Ways of Working and our Guiding Principles alongside our values for children's social care and if they reflect how you are and how you work then this could be the role that meets your expectations of social work.
They are:
• Valuing diversity - working with people in a way that respects and acknowledges difference
• Person (Child) - Centered - empowering people to make informed choices and respecting their needs and wishes I equal measure.
• Curiosity - understanding the "lived" experience of the child and their family within their context and capacity to recognise their strengths.
• Communication - a commitment to open and honest engagement recognising the power imbalance.
We will do this by, ensuring the children and families we work with maximise their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes available to them through:
• The provision of timely, high quality assessments which generate clear plans that enable services and intervention to be targeted effectively
• Ensuring that children and families who experience our service receive a quality service that is responsive to the wishes and feelings of children. Promotes participation or service users and respects difference
• Ensuring planning results in timely, permanent care arrangements that allow children and young people to reach their maximum potential.