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Closed for applications on 26/05/2020 23:59
£36,876 - £40,760
Social Care - Children Service
Central Locality Team, Bedlington.
At Northumberland County Council we are proud of our employees, who are passionate and committed to improving outcomes for our children and young people.
We are looking for an experienced social work advanced practitioner. You will be a committed professional, determined to deliver an excellent service to vulnerable individuals aged 0-25 years, within our communities.
Please do not apply for this post if you do not meet the requirements above.
You bring the enthusiasm and dedication and in return we can provide you with the opportunity to join a progressive and innovative organisation which values its employees and provides opportunities to contribute to an effective multi agency ethos.
Our leadership team believes in order for social workers to be effective professionals, we provide a culture of opportunity which is evident within our current stable workforce.
Northumberland Children’s Service is on an exciting progressive journey with great leadership and a stable management team, which makes it a very safe place to work. This was recently confirmed by our Ofsted Results with "Good" being achieved across the board. As an experienced social worker with a passion for children and families social work, are you looking for an opportunity to continue in the rewarding position of working directly with children and families,
for progression and continued professional development? Northumberland
is offering a unique opportunity to excel in your professional development by
keeping the child at the heart of your practice; by joining us as an Advanced
"As an advanced practitioner in Northumberland my role allows me to continue working with children and families whilst supporting other members of my team. It is a very supportive role that also helps me to expand on my own skills and knowledge of coaching other members of staff and working alongside practice educators. It provides newly qualified social workers with continued support in terms of reflective supervision after they have completed their ASYE. I am recognised for my own skills, experiences and interests and this influences the people that I work with as I support children and families with complex needs."
Please click on the following link to hear our social workers experiences of working for Northumberland Social Care- https://youtu.be/Rf5vEL-1yGc
You will always want to hear the child’s voice and ensure that this is taken into account.
You will be passionate about maximising a child’s life chances to improve their overall outcomes.
You will have excellent communication skills and be able to make decisions and plans with children and their families; utilising the Signs of Safety approach.
You will have a sound knowledge base of the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Child and Family Social Work and the application of Professional Capabilities Framework which will be embedded within all elements of your practice.
You will understand the importance of performance information and your contribution to maintaining high standards.
You will contribute to the development of the service.
You will be empathetic and sensitive to the needs of children, young people and families.
You will care enough to want to make a difference - every day.
If your skill-set includes the above, come and join a progressive and innovative organisation which values all of our employees.
You will hold a relevant Social Work qualification such as the Social Work Degree, DipSW, CQSW or CSS and be registered with the HCPC.
We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.
We are offering:
A competitive salary (dependent on grade and experience) with a wide range of additional benefits, the opportunity to develop skills and experience of different specialist teams within children’s and adults across rural and urban localities.
Management who are committed to an appropriate caseload.
A supportive environment – mentoring
An extensive learning offer and career progression opportunities
A generous remuneration package
The salary for this position is £36876 - 40760
The closing date for this role is 26th May 2020 at midnight.
This job is closed for applications.