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PVH Emergency Duty Advanced Practitioner

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 12/12/2016 23:59
Grade 9 (SCP 43- 47) £37,858 - £41,551 pro rata plus £40 per standby shift
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sunderland City Council

Job details 

Closing date:
12 Dec

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Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Sunderland City Council’s vision for Children’s Services is “Working together to improve the life chances and aspirations for each child and young person in Sunderland”. In our drive to improve outcomes for children we have formed the Children’s Emergency Duty Team and are now recruiting to this new team.

PVH Emergency Duty Advanced Practitioner
£37,858 - £41,551 pro rata
plus £40 per standby shift

We are looking to recruit three qualified Social Work practitioners with evidence of continued professional development, that demonstrates enhanced theoretical, legislative and research knowledge. The successful candidates will have the confidence and skills to manage complex and potentially high risk situations that come to attention of the Emergency Duty Team at nights, over the course of weekends and on bank holidays. They must feel comfortable deciding whether matters considered by the service require consultation with On-Call Managers, and be able to independently initiate a response to incoming safeguarding concerns when circumstances, legislation, policy & procedure require.

In addition to this, the post holder will take some responsibility for managing resources out of hours and will assist in overseeing, guiding and mentoring colleagues, both from within the council and those working in partner agencies who share our safeguarding responsibilities to children and young people across the community. The post holders will also take some responsibility in the training of student practitioners and newly qualified Social Workers, promoting an accurate understanding of EDT and its activities. There will be scope for the successful post holders to also get involved in liaising with stake-holding agencies and individuals, ensuring that the provision continues developing in response to the needs of the community.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If candidates would like to have an informal discussion about these important roles please contact Darren Meloni, Interim Service Manager (tel. 01915617122).

Please note previous applicants need not apply.

Work is currently underway to establish a company (Together for Children – Sunderland) to deliver Children’s Services functions on behalf of the council and it is expected that the company will operate independently by April 2017. This post and the post-holder will transfer to the company from that date. Individuals who start after 1st April 2017 will commence their employment with the Together for Children. Terms of conditions of employment will not be effected.

Applications should be made online at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact the HR&OD Recruitment Services Team by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email: ijm@sunderland.gov.uk please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your to invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Closing date: 12th December 2016

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