Advanced Social Work Practitioner

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 09/08/2020 23:59
£38,813.00 - £41,675.00 Annually
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Post Number:
Closing date:
9 Aug
Further Information

This post is a re-advertisement - previous applicants will be reconsidered.

There has never been a better time to join Darlington Borough Council’s Children’s Services!

We are implementing Strengthening Families – A Family Valued Programme

To build on our journey of strengths-based practice and support for our families in Darlington, we are looking to expand our work significantly as we are adopting and implementing the Leeds Strengthening Families ethos. This is an exciting time to be part of the next phase of this vibrant programme which aims to:

• Support the council to safely and appropriately reduce the need for children and young people to remain in the Looked After system.
• Create the conditions for good social work practice by supporting the development of a borough wide culture and ethos of restorative and relational working.
• Improve the effectiveness of the Local Authority Children’s Services.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated individual who wants to be part of our next exciting chapter. You will be fundamental in creating an environment that supports and enables relational practice, building local capacity, relationship and skills and innovation as part of a whole system reform.

We are looking for an experienced Social Worker to join our Looked After Through Care Service as an Advanced Social Work Practitioner.

The successful candidate will be fundamental in supporting the two Team Managers, and a team of Social Workers and Personal Advisors committed to providing the very best service to Looked After children and their families and Care Leavers within the borough.

What’s in it for you?

You will benefit from working in a compact Borough where managing a caseload is not hindered by travel, giving you more time with children and families.

You will have access to regular training, reflective supervising and support from senior managers.

We have a strong commitment to professional development throughout all our Children’s Service areas, with a training programme that is workforce-led with strong links to supervision, appraisal and audit.

Our refreshed progression model further compliments personal and professional growth, with a structure that optimises succession planning into management roles. We support and encourage involvement throughout all areas, with regular opportunities readily available through a range of forums, which also focus on building resilience and well-being.

We are progressive and forward thinking and it is an ideal time to join us and be an integral part of our exciting journey to ‘good’ within a modern and dynamic service that supports our children to thrive.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Kevin Richards, Service Manager, on 01325 406598 or kevin.richards@darlington.gov.uk.

An online application form and further information are available from www.darlington.gov.uk/jobs. Alternatively, you can contact Xentrall Recruitment Services, Tel: (01642) 526992 or email: recruitment@xentrall.org.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.