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Practice Tutor

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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 31/05/2017 23:59
£45,000 - £49,000
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
North East region

Job details 

Closing date:
31 May

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Frontline Practice Tutor (North East)

£45,000 - £49,000 deadline 31 May 2017

Our mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society. We want to see a country where children’s life chances are not determined by social or family circumstance and we know that social work is at the forefront of the effort to realise this.

The Frontline programme that qualifies social workers comprises an intensive Summer Institute, two years in a local authority frontline social work team, and leadership development throughout.

The Frontline Programme is a practice based social work education programme, which is committed to bridging the gap between academic research expertise and the realities of social work practice. Practice Tutors are crucial in this endeavour.

A Practice Tutor on the Frontline Programme has the responsibility for educating participants at the five week Summer Institute, Recall Days and, crucially, in the Participant Units within local authorities. The Practice Tutor is responsible for four Participant Units, based in local authority children’s social care services. Each Unit comprises four participants and is led by a Consultant Social Worker (CSW). The Practice Tutor supports the learning of each group of participants as they make their way through the two-year programme and enables them to do high quality work with children and families.

The Practice Tutor has a good understanding of generic social work tasks and an ability to make links across both adults’ and children’s services. He/she is also responsible for supporting and developing the CSWs in their role. The position is critical to achieving Frontline’s mission and the Practice Tutor plays an influential role in directly developing people on the programme.

The individual will have advanced social work practice skill, experience of developing others and a commitment to educating a new generation of social workers. This role requires a developed ability to offer connections between theory and practice and a keen desire to be involved in applying evidence informed practice models. The role also requires an ability to offer emotional containment and support to participants and CSWs.

To apply for the role, please email a CV, personal statement, and application form and equal opportunities monitoring form (see additional documents) to hr@thefrontline.org.uk.

Please ensure you address the person specification and job description in both the covering letter and your CV as detailed in the recruitment pack.

Applications should be received no later than 12 midnight on 31 May 2017

For further information regarding this role, please contact Allan Brownrigg Tel: 07776455695

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