Advanced Practitioner.3381

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
12/08/2022 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
"Northumbria House, Cramlington"
Number of posts:
Closing date:
12 Aug
Further Information

This is an exciting time to join the Adolescent Service, with child exploitation as a priority area, we are committed to disrupting exploitation and making safer communities for young people in Northumberland. 

The Exploitation Advanced Practitioner role will sit within our Youth Justice Service and will carry a reduced caseload of complex young people exposed to extra familial harm. The role will support key workers across the county to ensure young people's plan's address issues related to Missing, Slavery, Exploitation and Trafficking.

In the Adolescent Service we care, every day, about the safety, wellbeing and future of young people.

About you:

You will have experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment, ideally with direct experience of working with adolescents.
You will always want to hear the young person's voice and ensure that this is taken into account.
You will have excellent communication skills and be able to make decisions and plans with young people and their families.
You will have proven ability to transfer knowledge and skills to colleagues through coaching, mentoring and co-working.
You will be empathetic and sensitive to the needs of children, young people and families.
You will understand the importance of performance information and your contribution to maintaining high standards.
You will not be afraid to think creatively to solve problems.
You will be passionate about maximising a young person's life chances to improve their overall outcomes.
You will be confident in establishing a professional network that promotes learning and practice development for self and others this will include providing critical reflection and challenge to support the development of social workers. However, you are not expected to have direct line management responsibilities.
You will care enough to want to make a difference - every day.

If your skill-set includes the above, come and join a progressive and innovative multi agency 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.

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.


We offer:

A competitive salary starting at £38,553 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.
Regular line-management supervision
A supportive environment
Career progression opportunities
A generous remuneration package
Induction, support and mentoring from day one in post
Flexible working
Training and support in the Signs of Safety practice model

If you would like an informal chat about the position please contact Sharron Pearson via email on sharron.pearson@northumberland.gov.uk