Advanced Practitioner Children with Disabilities Team
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is delighted to be judged as good in all areas for its children’s services according to a recent Ofsted inspection.
There is an exciting opportunity to join Warwickshire’s Children with Disabilities Team as a Social Worker within the Team. Warwickshire is creating a 0-25 Team, and you will have the opportunity to join us on our exciting new journey. You will be joining a very well-established, and highly motivated team, where the support and development of our practitioners is prioritised.
We are looking for an Advanced Practitioner to join our 0-25 Disability Service and play a central role in delivering high-quality and responsive social work across children’s and adults’ services (up to 25). We value the expertise of our Advanced Practitioners who also work alongside Team Leaders to support the development and upskilling of staff. This includes through co-working. We are looking for someone who is innovative and has the experience to join us, and work with us in further developing our service.
The Children with Disabilities Team is a County Wide and fast-paced team, but one with a very supportive and cohesive team culture. We adopt a positive, can do and problem-solving approach to our work based on restorative and trauma-informed practice; we set ourselves high standards, are not afraid to challenge ourselves and others and are always keen to improve upon our best. With free onsite parking and agile and flexible working, this is a great time to join the Team!
We are building something very special in Warwickshire. A community of practice – with diverse thought, skills & experiences.
“Leaders have implemented a wide range of measures to ensure that children’s needs are met well. They have a sound understanding of the quality of frontline practice and, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been tenacious in securing resources and ensuring that services continue to improve. As a result, social workers have continued to support vulnerable children well.” Ofsted February 2022
If you have a passion for promoting equality and independence for disabled children, young people and their families, we want to hear from you!
Our pledge to you:
Excellent opportunities for personal development and career progression, including our Social Worker Academy for Newly Qualified Social Workers: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/children-families-workforce-academy
Supportive managers who provide recognition and a robust supervision policy focussed on wellbeing and workload.
A clear and transparent pay structure linked to career progression and professional development.
Access to a credit union, pension scheme and relocation packages. Full reimbursement of SWE fees
Other great benefits include generous annual leave, including bank holiday allowances and an extra day. Car fuel allowances and access to pool cars.
All this and the opportunity to work in Warwickshire with its excellent transport links and beautiful countryside makes for an excellent package.
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The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.
Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.