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Focusing on Practice
Putting Children First!

Social worker job opportunities with
Southampton City Council

What we offer

We value our staff above all else, and by ensuring we fully support you in your day to day practice, continual professional development, and help you achieve your career goals, that our children will receive an outstanding service.

As such we will offer;

  • Regular supervision and appraisal
  • Manageable and protected caseloads for Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs)
  • Mobile working tablets and phones to enhance flexible working
  • A comprehensive Assisted and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme for all NQSWs
  • Access to wide range of core, targeted and specialist training opportunities bespoke to individual professional pathways soon to be brought into a single ‘Children’s Workforce and Leadership Academy’ model linked with local universities
  • Opportunity for post-graduate academic study across a range of areas including children and families practice, practice education and assessment, and leadership and management
  • Organisational subscription to Research in Practice providing practitioners with monthly research and policy updates, as well as regular hosted learning and sharing best practice opportunities

In addition you can look forward to the following benefits;

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Annual Leave entitlement of between 23 to 38 days (depending on your post and length of service)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Interest Free Loan for all Travel Cards
  • 20% discounted Rail Season Ticket
  • Solent Travel Card (buses)
  • Various discounts for local retail and entertainment