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Senior Practitioner - ASYE Academy

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/02/2018 23:59
35444 - 39177
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Central or South East Northumberland
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Job details 

Closing date:
28 Feb

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This job is closed for applications.

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Northumberland is passionate about outstanding social work practice and we are currently recruiting a dynamic, experienced Children’s Social Worker with significant experience of practice education, supervising and assessing Newly Qualified Social Workers.

You will be a positive role model who will assist in developing the next generation of children’s social workers in the Academy. Northumberland understands that having a stable team of highly skilled social workers and managers makes a real difference to the lives of children and families. We are investing in the future through our ‘Academy’ for NQSWs who share our vision and values. This bespoke Academy in Northumberland is designed to develop skills, specifically for the demands of frontline child protection social work.

* You will have the knowledge and skills to deliver outstanding practice within a learning, nurturing environment, resulting in the creation and development of confident, caring social workers with a robust value base.
* You will always want to hear the child’s voice and ensure that this is taken into account.
* You will have a sound knowledge base of the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Child and Family Social work and the application of Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) which will be embedded within all elements of practice.
* You will have an in-depth knowledge base around the Signs of Safety approach.
* You will have significant experience of supervising social workers and students, ensuring future supervision is reflective, while holding overall case responsibility.
* You will be responsible for providing training, group supervision and mentoring.
* You will be passionate about maximising a child’s life chances to improve their overall outcomes.
* You will care enough to want to make a difference - every day.

You will hold a relevant social work qualification such as the Social Work Degree, DipSW, CQSW or CSS and be registered with the HCPC. You will have a minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience.

If you have the attributes listed above, come and join our team of enthusiastic, energetic and creative people as part of the Northumberland Academy.

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.

The benefits of choosing Northumberland:
* A competitive salary up to £39,177 (dependent on grade and experience)
* Induction, Senior Management support and mentoring from day one in post
* Regular line supervision
* Flexible working
* Access to Car Lease scheme
* 25 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays (30 days for 5 years + LA service )
* Relocation allowance
* A wide variety of training and development opportunities
* Commitment to career progression

For an informal discussion, please contact Su Kaur (su.kaur@northumberland.gov.uk) or Adele Wright (adele.wright@northumberland.gov.uk). If you have any questions regarding the career opportunities please email them to childrenssocialcarejobs@northumberland.gov.uk.

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