Social Workers - Various Children's Teams

We are the difference.

Social Worker Opportunities in Southampton

£34,728 - £38,890 pa (pro-rata if part time)

Are you ready to be the difference? If so, then Southampton Children’s Social Care and Early Help Services would like you to join us. We are looking to appoint the right people into a range of new roles across the directorate from Early Help to supporting children with permanency decisions who can be the difference in children and families’ lives across the City. With an ambition to become the first Child Friendly city on the south coast, we are passionate about understanding and supporting the needs and dreams of the children in Southampton.

Through participation activity, our children have told us that they want workers who listen and hear, respect them, follow through on what they say, and support them with opportunities. They say workers should make them feel trusting, individual, wanted and that someone is there. They want them to be their difference.

In return, successful applicants will benefit from a leadership team who care about their staff and the children that they work with, a competitive salary, market supplement for front line staff, a new and developing training academy for colleagues at all levels across the directorate, high quality supervision, and our “Better Together,” staff reference group who are a link between the leadership team and life on the front line.

If you want to be the best social worker you can be for our children, please come and join us!

We are the difference. Are you?

We have the following opportunities available:

The Assessment Team

We are the difference because we undertake quality assessments of Children’s situations where they may be in need or have a need for protection. We undertake initial interventions and make careful judgements with children and families and partners about the next right steps and plans to support them or to keep their children safe.

The Protection and Court Teams (name change pending)

We are the difference because we work with children families and partners to implement child in need and child protection plans. We aim to build positive relationships with children and their families to work with them to achieve change and keep children safe within the family. Where needed to keep a child safe, we work with legal services to secure the child’s future through court work and permanency planning processes.


We are the difference because we are a specialist integrated service commissioned by Southampton City Council and Southampton CCG.  As a multi-disciplinary team, we work together to empower and support children and young people with SEND and their families to ensure their safety, improve quality of life and realise individual potential.

When applying, please state your preferred team.  Please state this within your application.

A Social Work Qualification is Essential.

If successful, we will try to accommodate your preference, although this may not be guaranteed.

For further information about this role please view the job description.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact

Additional information:

  • This post requires an Enhanced DBS check.
  • Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours).
  • There are various roles available, both full time (37 hours per week) and part time.
  • Contractual Car User Allowance Applies.
  •  A Social Work Qualification is Essential.

To be considered for this post please submit an online application through our website: or click on the 'Apply for this job' button below.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed.  Unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against, you will need to detail how you meet the essential, and if applicable the desirable criteria for the role. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Recruitment contact details: 023 8083 4033 or

To apply for the position please select the 'Apply for this job' button at the bottom of the page.

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Civic Centre, Civic Centre Road, Southampton, SO14 7LY
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