Social Worker Locality Team

Location Portsmouth
Salary £35 per hour
Discipline
Higher grade SW for busy locality team holding mix of CIN, CP and PLO cases


  1. Have a Diploma or Degree in social work and be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. Evidence of 2 years post qualifying experience
  2. Have a good working knowledge of theory and legislation including the Children act 89/04 amongst others.
  3. Be an excellent communicator who is equally comfortable speaking with children and other professionals from external partners and agencies.
  4. The ability to converse at ease with clients and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post
  5. Have excellent accurate written skills, able to write reports and present evidence in a clear and concise way.
  6. Have excellent analytical skill to aid you in your assessment of child protection cases.
  7. Be someone who enjoys a busy atmosphere who can cope with competing demands and the stresses that comes with them.
  8. Be motivated to achieve good outcomes for children.
  9. Have an understanding of anti-oppressive practice and the legislative framework around this.
  10. Be a person who wants to be part of the team and actively encourages inter team support.
  11. Be computer literate, who is comfortable using MS word, outlook and databases.
  12. Have skills in tact and diplomacy - someone who is able to empathise with service users.
  13. Be able to consolidate learning in working practice.