Advanced Children's Social Work Practitioner
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Closed for applications on 07/12/2018 12:00
Social Care - Children Service
You will be based at either Bedlington or Blyth
This is an exciting time to join Northumberland as we consolidate our improvement and transformation programme by regrading our safeguarding social work force . We have created new advanced practitioner posts in safeguarding and our front of house services, which are exciting opportunities for those wanting progress their careers.
We are looking for experienced social workers/ senior practitioners who wish to remain in front line practice and have a commitment to their own CPD and supporting others. Those appointed will be committed professionals, determined to support social workers to deliver an excellent service to children and young people.
Our senior leadership team believes in providing a culture of support and opportunity, which is evident in our renewed commitment to embed Signs of Safety as our practice model. Advanced practitioners will be instrumental as Practice Leaders in continuing to drive this forward and will be given support to fulfil this role to a high standard.
You will be a child focussed individual who is committed to delivering the best outcomes for families .
You will have extensive experience of working in a statutory child protection team and be confident and competent in assessing and planning to safeguard and protect children.
You will always want to hear the child’s voice and ensure that this is taken into account.
You will have an extensive knowledge base in social work practice, displaying positive role modelling , continually developing and mentoring social work staff and students.
You will have a sound knowledge base of the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Child and Family Social work which will be embedded within all elements of practice.
You will be able to demonstrate commitment to your own CPD having undertaken PQ study
You will have experience of providing reflective supervision.
You will be passionate about social work and motivated to be part of Northumberland’s improvement journey.
If your skill-set includes the above, come and join a progressive and innovative organisation which values all of our employees.
You should hold a relevant Social Work qualification such as the Social Work Degree, DipSW, CQSW or CSS and be registered with the HCPC. You should also have a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience.
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.
A competitive salary up to £39,961 dependent on grade and experience) with a wide range of additional benefits, the opportunity to continually develop skills and experience across a range of different specialist teams within children’s and adults across rural and urban localities.
Senior management who are committed to an appropriate caseload.
Regular line supervision
A supportive environment
Career progression opportunities
A generous remuneration package
Induction, support and mentoring from day one in post
For an informal discussion, please contact Adele Wright (Acting Head of Service)
If you have any questions regarding the career opportunities please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
This job is closed for applications.