Senior Practitioner

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Full time
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Closed for applications on 04/12/2020 12:00
£40,876 pa
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Children and Families Social Care, South Tyneside
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Closing date:
4 Dec
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Senior Practitioner – Supporting and Strengthening Families
(Children and Families Social Care, South Tyneside)
£40,876 pa

Come and join a “good” and “outstanding” Children’s and Families Service.

“Workforce development is a significant strength, and there is a very strong commitment to continuing professional development. South Tyneside appropriately prioritises recruitment and retention of high-quality professionals.” (OFSTED 2017).

Our Children and Families Service in South Tyneside are entering an exciting period in the development of the service we offer our most vulnerable families.

Having recently been graded as Good by Ofsted we are determined to push the service to the next level and improve things further to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for children and young people. To do this we need the best professionals, who are motivated and determined to drive an already successful and effective service further. As a result of South Tyneside’s drive to improve we are increasing capacity and develop our staff team, that is already “stable, well supported and provides the right conditions for social work to flourish”.

Therefore, in order to take our ambitions further, we have an opportunity for a qualified social work practitioner to expand our service further. Senior leaders have ensured that staff development and support have been effectively prioritised, and staff morale is good. The workforce is stable, motivated and child focused.

If you are an experienced senior practitioner who has a proven track record of working in a statutory team with Children who are subject to Child Protection or Child in Need then this is the job for you. South Tyneside is a great place to work and practice. We offer excellent training and development, carer development, robust reflective supervision as well as having excellent tools to help you in your daily practice.

We have a dedicated Supporting and Strengthening Families Team, who are committed to improving outcomes for children, young people and their families through the provision of high quality social work intervention and child centred practices. We are seeking to appoint experienced senior practitioner who have already worked in a similar team. Developing effective relationships with children, young people and their families to achieve sustainable outcomes is at the very heart of what we do. If you hold the same values, believe you can make the difference and are looking to join a team who will deliver and support then look no further.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

To speak to someone in practice in this role, please contact: Leeanne McDonagh (0191) 4244791 or Angela Nolan (0191) 4244701.

Closing date: Noon, 4 December 2020

Please may we ask you to submit your Application form via email to jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk where possible. We apologise but due to the circumstances there may be unavoidable delays in the receipt and processing of posted Application forms.

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This job is closed for applications.